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Did you get the memo? Support Hub has arrived…

Did you get the memo? Support Hub has arrived…

Do you want answers? Do you think you’re entitled? I get it; you want the truth. Cool… well, the truth is that you’ll find all you need here. N4L’s excited to introduce Support Hub, a site that’s seen a few good men and women dedicate themselves to enhance your... read more

Safer Internet Day 2018

SID Theme: ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you.’ It’s the second day of the second week of the second month, and you know what that means – it’s Safer Internet Day (#SID2018)! You knew that, right? And this year it’s a double... read more

N4L’s News In Brief

The school year is almost done and dusted but just before you reach for your beach gear, we wanted to give you a glimpse at what’s in store for 2018.  One piece of feedback we received from the Touchpoint Surveys was that you wanted to hear more about what N4L... read more

Managing a Network for the Future

Five years ago, we were asked to make sure every student in New Zealand could access safe, fast, reliable and uncapped internet, no matter where they lived or went to school in this country. In response, we built the Managed Network and now we have more than 811,000... read more

We’ve been Eventing!

I have a confession – it’s been nearly three months since my last blog post. I’m not sure how that happened. Don’t get me wrong, I do understand the concept of time, I’m just not sure how I’ve neglected the privileged position of N4L blogger for so long. What... read more

N4L goes to #SparkshopWHG

Last week (Thursday, 20th July) I had the pleasure of attending Google Educator Group New Zealand’s ‘Sparkshop’ which took place at Manaia View School in good ol’, Whangarei. Designed to ‘spark’ or inspire teacher practice, these Sparkshop events are free professional... read more

YouTube: The Power is Yours!

I use YouTube. A lot. I’m guessing you do as well. If not, who are you? And what are you doing online? Seriously, I’ve just completed an unofficial poll in my head which confirms that 90% of educators think YouTube is a handy tool in the classroom. Let’s assume this... read more

HELP! I Need Somebody

Disclaimer: The Helpdesk crew are a modest bunch and won’t like this post – they’re the type of people that just get on and get the job done and don’t like talking about themselves. They’re just good people. ….. We all need a little help sometimes.... read more

Warning: May contain traces of nuts.

Facts: Web extensions save lives (I use the term ‘facts’ very loosely). Recently a web extension installed by a school user was hijacked to redirect YouTube advertising to pornographic content. A hijacked extension applied to one device is capable of impacting... read more