Free webinar on storing, managing and protecting your school’s data


Join NETGEAR’s free webinar to learn more about storing, managing and protecting your school’s data. Date: Thursday 3 September Time: 4pm Duration: 30 minutes Presenters: Xavier Lleixa, Sales Engineer, and Carla Davey, NZ Territory Account Manager, both NETGEAR. “Market indications point to data doubling every two years,” said Carla Davey, NetGear’s Territory Account Manager. “As […]

FREE Microsoft education roadshow


Join representatives from Cyclone and Microsoft for a 90-minute session to hear about new education developments. ‘The session is designed to upskill and help staff be ready to make the most of Microsoft with the education environment.’ Tools being discussed will include: Windows 10, OfficeMix, Office 365, OneNote, and Surface Pro 3.   Confirmed venues: […]

Wanted: Your experiences of teaching with Minecraft


Has Minecraft reached your classroom? Are you using it with your students? If so, we need you! We want to hear from you for an upcoming ‘special issue’ on Minecraft. We want you to tell us about your experiences using this popular building game. Just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams and he’ll […]

FREE Creative Commons poster


Share, Remix, Reuse … and all legally. Inside this issue of INTERFACE is a free poster explaining how different Creative Commons licences work and how the material they protect can be used. It’s not only great information to know but it’ll look great on the wall of your classroom, library or staffroom. You can also […]

Choosing Epson for projector upgrade


When St Margaret’s College upgraded its AV capabilities recently, Epson’s ‘impressive’ and ‘flexible’ EB-485Wi and EB-585Wi interactive ultra-short throw projectors proved the perfect solution. “The upgrade came about for two reasons,” said Technical Systems Manager Blake Richardson. “Firstly, due to the Canterbury earthquakes, we lost more than 80 per cent of our buildings and, secondly, […]

Protect and control with Computrace


Concerned about security? Absolute Computrace can provide schools with comprehensive control over their computing devices with a hidden on-board chip, writes Andrew Fergus. Keeping hardware and data protected against theft and loss is becoming an increasing challenge for schools. One answer could be ‘Persistence Technology’ from Computrace, which provides visibility and control over all of […]

The world is heading towards solar – are you?


Schoolgen was one of the earliest adopters of solar in the country and has now installed free solar panel arrays on more than 80 schools across New Zealand.  By 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that nearly 30 per cent of the world’s electricity demand will be met by solar generation. Battery systems, to […]

Students design and sell reusable shopping bags


When a group of Year 8 students from Ross Intermediate identified a problem in their local community, they came up with an ecological and economical solution, as they explain. In Term 1, our class learnt about something we called ‘community media’. This is where you see a problem or an issue in the community and […]

BBC Micro Bit computer’s final design revealed

BBC Micro Bit

The BBC has revealed the final design of the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized computer set to be given to about one million UK-based children in October. The device – which features a programmable array of red LED lights – includes two buttons and a built-in motion sensor that were not included in a prototype shown […]

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect your Data


By Bruce Schneier Cellphone providers can track location. Search histories are recorded. Emails can be read. Almost any digital data online can not only be stored but also manipulated. If you’re grappling with ways to keep data secure – whether your own, your students’ or your school’s – then this book will be an interesting […]


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