Our Windows in the Classroom Road Warrior is Back

Our Windows in the Classroom Road Warrior is Back

It's been a while since we've caught up with our Windows in the Classroom road warrior. John has been extremely busy traveling the country and teaching schools ways to enhance learning in your classroom. If your school would like an insight into creative ways of using Microsoft Technology in your classroom please contact Gretchyn McLean at gretchynm@newerait.co.nz  to register. Here's a sneak peek into a few schools John has visited this past week. Palmerston North Girls High School - March 27th  As the eLearning teacher explained: "We are a Google school...

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See you at SPANZ!

See you at SPANZ!

An event we thoroughly look forward to on the New Era calendar. Held in Wellington this year we cannot wait to catch up with everyone and enjoy a few days in the capitol. Membership now stands at 90% of all secondary principals, state, integrated and independent - We are proud to support the importance of SPANZ and the role it plays in advocating for our students and schools. If you are attending be sure to visit us, we are always keen to hear about what is happening in your classroom, school or community. We also have several prizes, giveaways and hardware specials on offer....

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John Phelps, Our Windows in the Classroom Road Warrior

John Phelps, Our Windows in the Classroom Road Warrior

It's hard to keep up with our warrior on the road. Our Windows in the Classroom expert John Phelps has been busy last week visiting schools in Taranaki, Wanganui and Hawke's Bay. Here is a sneak peek into a few schools John popped into.  March 7th - St John's College, Hastings St John's College have just had Office 365 installed. This was a perfect opportunity for the leadership team to see what the installed version looked like and to enable planning on how it would be used this year. Strategic planning was the first session, the second session involved using Office 365...

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Go Google

Go Google

Last year New Era was announced as a Google Education Partner, enabling us to provide the Chromebook Management Console to your school and completing our offering of Google Integration, SSO and some of the best devices available to provide a complete solution for New Zealand schools. If you're considering Google or would just like to grow your Google skills New Era are now offering complimentary Google sessions around the country facilitated by a Google Certified Teacher. The sessions will include all you need to know on Google Docs, Sites, Dashboard and Apps so you can effectively...

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See You At The Festival of Education!

See You At The Festival of Education!

There is much to celebrate in the New Zealand education system. Our educational success has two dimensions – the achievement of our students, teachers, schools, and community organisations; and our proud record of inspiring educational excellence in other countries, where our expertise and systems are highly valued. The Festival of Education is an opportunity for us to actively celebrate these achievements by providing a platform for schools, institutions and learning centres to showcase their contributions. It is a special occasion for students, teachers and...

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Windows in the Classroom

Windows in the Classroom

One of our professional development initiatives at the moment is our joint venture with Microsoft entitled Windows in the Classroom. Our Microsoft education specialist, John Phelps is traveling the country delivering a range of professional leadership and development seminars. Follow these pages to see what John is up to, (keep up if you can!) Here is a sneak peek into two of the schools John has visited this week. 21st February - Albury and District School, Timaru Since John's last visit here two of the schools had updated all machines to Windows 8.1 and...

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