Managing a Network for the Future

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...
We’ve been Eventing!

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...
Worried about students bypassing your school’s web filtering?

Worried about students bypassing your school’s web filtering?

Good digital citizenship + web filtering = safer online learning As you know, technology is only part of the solution to keeping students safe online. This needs to be combined with continuous education around good digital citizenship and the basics of how to keep...
N4L goes to #SparkshopWHG

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...
YouTube: The Power is Yours!

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...
HELP! I Need Somebody

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....