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Understanding what the digital technologies curriculum is, and what it is not! Most schools know that the changes to ‘Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum’—namely the introduction of Digital Technologies (and Hangarau Matihiko in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa)—must be implemented in years 0–10 by 2020. There are, however, quite a few misconceptions about what this […]

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Press Release | Tuesday, 13 November 2018 Following the RFP process, the Board of Trustees of Mount Albert Grammar School have awarded Telco Technology Services Limited (TTS) the latest contract to provide Managed Network Services. Under the agreement, TTS will continue to provide services that ensure the efficient running and development of the school’s IT […]

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Google Licencing Announcement | Exciting news for schools about the management of Chromebooks! TTS is excited to share the news that from 1 November 2018, as part of an agreement with Google and the New Zealand Ministry of Education, all state and state integrated schools across New Zealand will be able to start claiming Ministry funded Chrome Education licences […]

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Co-written by TTS and Cedric Edwards from HPE “The priority is to ensure that the skills people develop in education are well matched to labour market needs. This includes addressing new and emerging shortages in specific areas, such as information and communications technology (ICT) and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills needed for […]

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There’s a lot of talk around migrating to the cloud – it can be difficult to cut through the noise. As a school, you need to consider what this decision will mean for you. What problems are you trying to solve, and what outcomes are you expecting through this transformation. Today’s learners demand constant access […]

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What Does Digital Storytelling Look Like in the Classroom? Click here to read part one of the Digital Storytelling article The process of creating a digital story in the classroom follows steps similar to creating any large-scale technology project. Create Foundations Digital storytelling is a way for students to think critically and apply knowledge about […]

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  by Peter J. Russell Head of Technical Design   “Backup and Recovery, just like insurance, is a risk conversation. TTS is happy to meet with any school to discuss its backup and recovery strategy and review the current systems in place, making recommendations for your data security needs.”   Don’t wait until it’s too […]

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Google Docs has various interesting features that can immensely enhance your productivity level as a teacher and educator. Try these Google Doc hacks on the infographic below. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

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There are many definitions of digital storytelling, but they all coincide in pointing out that digital stories combine traditional means of telling a story with different types of digital multimedia: images, audio, and video (graphics, text, recorded audio narration, video and music to present information on a specific topic). It is a good way to […]

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Digital technology comes with great promises of “improving teaching and learning” or “revolutionising the system”, but in reality, technology seems just to be making teaching busier, more complicated and, often, less personal. Simplifying digital learning, and using technology effectively in our classrooms, comes down to three key considerations: Minimising digital distractions Encouraging digital citizenship Promoting […]

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