Tag Archives: New Zealand

“Skills and technology are important but with empathy we can make an even better world.” – Chhaya Narayan, New Zealand

Each and every educator we met at the Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange in Budapest inspired us. But it’s always nice to hear that the educators were inspired, too. For new Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Chhaya Narayan, it was a … Continue reading

After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

Innovative education doesn’t just happen during the traditional school day. Thanks to Matt Richards curious students in New Zealand and around the world are able to explore, create and learn in a unique after-school program.

Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. Where do you turn to do it “right”? For Troy Smith, the key is using hands-on, tangible methods that get … Continue reading

Team Tether: A New Twist on Social Networking from New Zealand – Team Tether, New Zealand

You know the saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Three Imagine Cup students from the University of Auckland in New Zealand — Team Tether — have used that idea to create an app to bring the … Continue reading

“At this moment, I felt that the students began to integrate and relate their learning experience in the classroom to real life; to acknowledge that there is a purpose to science and they aren’t restricted to memorizing facts and calculating pointless numbers.” – Ruby Huang, New Zealand

“Once you have got the evidence to show students are going to benefit, who would say no?” – New Zealand

Education is the Foundation to Other Solutions

Vinny Jeet Lohan is the CEO and leader of two start-ups, OneBeep and OneBuzz.  But these are not your typical technology start-ups.

“Changing the process of education sometimes requires knocking down a few walls”

Chris Clay, Head of Science Learning, Botany Down Secondary College in Auckland, NZ, isn’t afraid to shake things up. The recent Global Forum Educator Awards first-place winner for his project “Linking Educational Accomplishments to Real-World Needs” believes that teachers need … Continue reading