All go at ULearn17

It’s all go at ULearn 17! Great to see so many people and catch up with familiar faces. Here’s just some of the action from Hamilton. Follow us on Twitter at ULearn @interfacemag and twitter.com/interfacemag  

Thanks for entering … let the judging begin!

Thanks to everyone who encouraged and helped your students to enter our Minecraft Student Competition 2017. Entries have now closed. We have received a high number and are starting to work our way through them. We are following up on some entries that don’t have all the info […]

Research shows worth of computer games

A report entitled ‘Digital New Zealand 2018’ reveals a growing awareness and acceptance of the positive potential of computer games for culture, imagination, social interaction, and learning. Findings from the recently-released Digital New Zealand 2018 (DNZ18) research study provide valuable insights for educators with an interest in the […]

What are you planning for 2018?

It’s hard to believe that we’re two-thirds through the year. That means your thoughts will be well and truly turning to 2018. How is your school going to continue its digital technology journey? Any new technologies? New solutions? Maybe it’s just a new app you’re going to try […]

Wanted: Schools to test Civil Defence app

Auckland Civil Defence is working with GEO AR Games – the makers of Magical Park – to bring Augmented Reality (AR) technology to its latest app that teaches kids to be ‘disaster ready’. “We’re looking for volunteer schools where we can run tests in October,” said Melanie Langlotz. […]

Updates for TTS Universal … and a free trial!

TTS Universal is set to launch some exciting updates to its online literacy resource platform at next month’s uLearn conference in Hamilton. “Building on the current suite of applications, TTS Universal will see the new teacher Dashboard go live. This will provide schools with an easy and intuitive […]

Transforming learning … and saving $150,000

As a partner in the Ministry of Education Cloud Transformation Project, Nayland College has saved more than $150,000 in two years and transformed learning with a powerful suite of teaching tools from Microsoft. Thanks to the SNUP programme and investment by the school, Nayland College has a leading-edge […]

Fast-moving transition for Tauranga Boys’ BYOD

For Tauranga Boys’ College, the journey from old school to new began when the school’s Board of Trustees decided to make the transition to a digital learning environment, writes Paul Brislen. “The brief was to help with what we called ‘e-learning’ and to look at a BYOD policy […]

What should happen to ElectroCity?

Genesis Energy’s popular online game ElectroCity is 10 years old. Should it retire? Be replaced? Or be renewed? Help us decide. Have you or your students played Genesis Energy’s online energy game ElectroCity (electrocity.co.nz) sometime in the past decade? That’s right, it is now 10 years old, which, […]