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Asking the Important Questions

Asking the Important Questions: Examining People and Policy

I was taught that policy is an organisation’s overarching guidance and principles, which are clearly different from procedures. Procedures, on the other hand, are what we actually use on a day-to-day basis to support policy. Procedures can be refined and redefined…

Navigating New Skies: The Next Trends in Education Technology

One of the most difficult challenges for an educational leader is to filter, shield and straight out destroy some of the internal and external noise that exists. Most of this noise is well-intentioned, however the sheer volume of it in education alone can make for littl…

Not My Business: Five Reasons Schools Are Not Businesses

After having spent a few years out of Senior Leadership role in a school and now with some experience under my belt helping run a commercial business, I feel like it is time to share. I do not exaggerate when I say that I have heard in one form or another “…schools …

The Windows 10 Creators Update is Here

The Windows 10 Creators update was released on the 11th of April and is now available to New Zealand schools through the Microsoft Schools Agreement. The Creators Update is the next free update to Windows 10 and includes a number of new features. Dive Into 3D Now with t…

Say Hello to Google G Suite

Google has introduced a new name for GAFE: G Suite for Education. Google has introduced a number of new features, marking the start of a new chapter for its collaboration tools for schools. The new name and logo will now appear in the admin console, online help, and ema…

Google Drive for Teams Announced

Keeping track of shared documents has historically been a challenge with cloud services aimed at single users with shared documents. As staff arrive and depart, documents and links can be lost when their drive is moved or removed. Drive for teams will enable staff to sh…

Don’t Smile ’til Easter: Routines & Relationships

There aren’t any shortcuts for establishing routines and relationships writes Tony. Upon joining the teaching profession more than few years ago, I was given a lot of advice. Undoubtedly, this was similar as many of you fellow educators. One of the more interesting pi…