School moves to protect rights to student-designed apps

An Auckland school is seeking legal advice on how to best protect the intellectual property of students who are designing and programming apps. Avondale College is looking at how best to protect the work of students whose work could have commercial potential. The college has set up an Innovation Programme and this year a class […]

Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future

“Miss! We made it breathe out fire!” exclaimed 10-year-old Joe, pointing at the laptop on his desk, where he has programmed his animated dragon to belch flames into the face of the Greek hero Heracles. Gasps of excitement ripple across the classroom, as the children at Launcelot school in south London try to work out […]

INTERFACE Awards 2014 – Meet the finalists


Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s award. We’ve chosen this year’s finalists. Congratulations to: Best Teaching with ICT – Primary and Intermediate Chris Dixon and Hayley Hikairo, Maungatapu Primary, Tauranga – Battle of Gate Pa Nick Leith, Casebrook Intermediate School, Christchurch – Creating a website Kerry Poulsen, West Melton School, Canterbury – Assembly iMovie Nickie Slater, Eastern Hutt […]

Te Kura O Hata Maria School wins rural competition


HP has announced the winners of its inaugural Rural Schools Competition, with the top prize of $10,000 worth of HP products and support going to Te Kura O Hata Maria School. It was one of more than 60 submissions. A panel of judges, including a Rural Women New Zealand representative, selected the five winning schools, […]

Digital Technologies in New Zealand Schools – 2014 Report


The ‘Digital Technologies in New Zealand Schools – 2014 report”, the ICT survey by Research New Zealand for the 2020 Trust is soon to be released. What a sneak peek? A special 4-page supplement exclusive to INTERFACE Magazine provides a report card on selected key results from the 2014 survey. Download here Digital Technologies in Schools […]

Calling all coding enthusiasts

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Are you teaching computer programming? Are you and your students using coding in your classroom? If so, we want to hear from you. Next year we’re planning a number of projects and features on the subject. We’d like to learn about your experiences using code, from the successes you’ve had and the challenges you’ve overcome, […]

N4L connects 1,000th school to Managed Network


Today N4L (Network for Learning) announced its has connected the 1,000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40 per cent of New Zealand schools are now signed up with it. In total, nearly 319,000 students, teachers and school administrators are now using N4L’s services, which include fast and reliable internet connectivity, uncapped data, web filtering and […]


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