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Unpacking the New Microsoft Education Agreement

You may have seen this week that the Ministry of Education has renewed its software agreement with Microsoft. All schools will continue to have free access to the Microsoft education suite of learning and collaboration tools through to December 2021 with some exciting a…

Is Appraisal Part of Your ICT Programme?

The changes in the Education Council and the Practising Teachers Criteria over the past few years have been significant. A focus of my own post graduate study was asking the question: Do teachers value the data that is used to perform their appraisal? A significant numb…

From the CEO: Welcome Back to Term 3

I hope the recent term break gave you some time out and the ability to re-energise. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new clients and staff who are joining us this term. Term 3 is here and is the start of some exciting things for ICT in education. If you don’…

Simplifying the Cloud Conversation

By Tony Gilbert, National Education Specialist at New Era IT Some of the most intriguing rhetoric that I have heard recently concerns the cost of ‘moving to the cloud’. Those of you that know me know I have a very low tolerance for the gap between people’s…

Fermentation: Supporting a Culture of Success

Experienced leaders, vintners, and cheese-makers (three of my favourite things) have something in common: They all understand the importance of the concept of time. The tension between the rise of technology, and humanity’s ability to make ethical and moral decisions …

An Update From Greg: Welcome Back for Term Two!

Incredibly its May already. Term 2 has kicked off and the year is almost halfway through! In the past few months we have been busy supporting and attending a number of educational conferences and during the break, we have been assisting numerous schools to transition to…

Total Solutions for Schools – Term 2, 2018

The term two issue of Total Solutions for Schools is out now! In this Issue What’s New? We take a look at what’s new for educators in the technology space this term. Client Story: Fast Forward. A new direction in ICT for Tararua College. Changing for the Better.…

Total Solutions for Schools – Term 1, 2018

The term two issue of Total Solutions for Schools is out now! In this Issue What’s New? We take a look at what’s new for educators in the technology space this term. Term One Giveaway. Win an Acer Switch 12 in this term’s reader giveaway. Client Story: Aorere …

We’ll See You at SPANZ 2018

New Era IT is proud to support a wide range of conferences and expos in the education sector. The season for conferences is nearly upon us! One of the first is the Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand (SPANZ) to be held in the ever-popular venue of Queenstown…

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