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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Manaiakalani Summer blogging

Dr Rachel Williams has been giving media interviews about the success of the summer blogging programme the WFRC has implemented for Manaiakalani children during the holidays.

"Students across 10 [sic] east Auckland schools can read and share their blogs with one another, giving and receiving feedback.
It’s paying off, she said: "We’re seeing incredible gains personally, socially, developmentally, in terms of literacy achievement in both reading and writing".


The full newspaper report is here

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Fusion Networks Announces IT Internship Pilot

One of Maniakalani's key partners, Fusion Networks,  recently announced an IT Internship Pilot which it will be undertaking with students from Tamaki College. The programme will allow students to gain practical, hands-on experience in the IT sector, where they can develop skills and competencies which will help them when they enter the workplace.


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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Technology: What's it really doing to our kids? - NZ Herald

A recent article by NZ Herald's science reporter, Jamie Morton, investigates how the increasing prevalence of digital technology is affecting child development.

The article includes comments from Professor Stuart McNaughton, director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education. Professor McNaughton mentions Manaiakalani and the research into digital devices within education which Manaiakalani and Woolf Fisher have been working on together.

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