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Cyclone is a New Zealand owned ICT company that provides procurement capability for NZ All of Government agencies, tertiary institutions, schools and commercial organisations via this transactional site.

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Our Professional Development Team have created some amazing slides on Seesaw to use as resources for Distance Teaching/Learning. Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without...

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Keeping in touch is going to be vital during the coming weeks. We've put together a how-to guide on using Microsoft Teams for Meetings & Calls which you might find useful if this has become an application you are using a lot more recently. It has tips on how to use the main Communication tools in Teams and links to Microsoft Support pages with a video example...

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Microsoft Power Apps development tool is now available FREE to staff and students! What you can learn: Learn and develop your Power Apps and Power Automate skillsExplore and create in a full-featured environment for developmentBuild apps on a single, extensible view of your data with the Common Data Service https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/communityplan/?_lrsc=bb899144-4976-4623-ba8b-e2f849e75f24 ...

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As the year gets to the pointy end in most schools, the time pressures on your lessons changes and you may be looking at engaging your learners in something new… Code.org and Minecraft:Education Edition have teamed up to provide an introductory experience for teachers and students...

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65% of students in today’s classrooms will work in jobs that don’t exist yet. With that in mind, forward-thinking educators are recognising the value in using emerging technology like virtual reality to provide an immersive learning experience and prepare students for the future. When used in a classroom setting as an instructional tool supplementary to conventional education, VR supports more holistic learning and enables children to immerse themselves in the learning...

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Research shows that teaching using computer science concepts and using robots in the classroom has a direct influence on children's skills development in four major categories: cognitive, conceptual, language and social (collaborative) skills. Robots used in the classroom encourages interactive learning, making children more engaged in their learning activities. It is important that we can effectively use robotics as a tool to engage students with...

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Minecraft: Education Edition A collaborative and versatile platform that educators can use across subjects to encourage 21st-century skills.   When students work together, it builds positive classroom climate, teaches the benefits of collaboration and facilitates teamwork in a way that’s more organic than, say, being assigned to work together on a project.   Asses and Reflect - the camera and portfolio allow students to take screenshots of their work...

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