About Matt

Matt is an education and creative director, learning innovation leader and educational technologist. He has 10 years experience creating innovative learning environments, high performing teams and education programmes in schools, social enterprise and government organisations (most recently the new Hinatore Learning Lab at New Zealand's National Museum). Matt employs emerging technologies to empower learners and build global learning communities. He is a Google Certified Innovator and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.


STEMiverse Podcast: Matt Richards: flipping learning environments with the Makerspace

Te Papa Blog: Election 2017: Education for all

Te Papa News: Hīnātore nominated as one of the Best in New Zealand

Education Technology Solutions: Creating a High-Tech Learning Lab in a Museum

We Are Museums: Why this museum lab generation is critical to learning

Core EDtalks: Mineclass - Student-directed, play-based learning

Kiwiparent: Technology & learning for littlies

Daily Edventures: After school innovation in New Zealand

Evolving Learning Space Typologies: White paper

New Zealand Science Teacher: In defence of flat-earthers

Dominion Post: Mind Lab helping schools teach practical science and technology skills

Matt Minecraft (Mini doco by Paddy McCann): Minecraft for learning

Prime News - Makerspace (Video)

Google for Education - Case Study


Independent Schools Digital Collaboration Network 27/10/17
Global Learning Networks - The world is our classroom

Ruapehu Transformation Project 16/09/17
Demystifying digital-tech in education

Leading a Digital School 17/08/17
Transformative Tech to Empower 21C Competencies

Leading a Digital School 17/08/17
Global Learning Networks

EduTECH 2017
Creating a High-tech Learning Lab in a Museum

LoopEd 2/06/17
Supporting 21C Core Competencies with Educational Technologies

Future Schools 24/03/17
Museum EduTECH

Te Papa Talk: Virtual Realities 20/03/17
Transformative tech for learning

Blended Learning & Development Conference 8/03/17
Becoming a blended learning pioneer

Museum Education Conference 1/02/17
Learning Adventures

Imaging Forum 24/11/16
Innovation with VR/AR/MR

Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum Conference 31/08/16
Maker Mindsets

Leading A Digital School Conference 25/08/16
Maker Mindsets, Disruptive Technologies

SCICON 2016 13/07/16
In Defense of Flat-Earthers

Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum Conference 17/03/16
Implementing the curriculum

Openworld Edu 26/11/15
Minecraft for learning

ULearn 2015 7/10/15
Student directed games based learning

EduTECH 2015 2/06/15
ICTENSW 2015 14/03/15

Connected Education Summit 21/04/15
Future Schools 11/03/15
ClassTECH & Young Learners conferences

AIS ICT Integrators Conference 17/09/14

EduTECH 2014 3/06/14

IWBNET- 7th National Leading a Digital School Conference 29-30/08/13

PEIC- Digital Citizenship Conference 26/07/13

EduTECH 2013 3/06/13

AIS NSW ICT Management and Leadership conference 29/05/13

PLANE Festival of Learning 19/10/12