Join us at INTERFACEXpo 2020: Registrations now open!

INTERFACEXpo is a free event for people who make and influence the decisions about the direction and implementation of digital technology solutions at their school. Hosted by INTERFACE Magazine, it’s our annual, one-day conference that takes place in different locations around New Zealand. This year we’re visiting: Lower […]

Cancelled: NZ Primary Teachers Conference

The organising committee of the New Zealand Primary Schools Teachers’  Conference has issued this statement: “It is with regret that we announce that the New Zealand Primary Teachers Conference will not be running this year, in April 2020. “The conference committee have had to make this tough decision […]

Welcome to Internet Safety Day 2020

Today is Internet Safety Day – a day dedicated to promoting a safer online world and inspiring conversation and discussion about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. A good place to start is Netsafe’s Safer Internet Day site (netsafe.org.nz/safer-internet-day) where you’ll find a collection of resources to get you started, including […]

N4L to upgrade and support wireless internet

Network for Learning (N4L) is beginning a four-year wireless upgrade programme for schools. Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced classroom internet throughout hundreds of schools will get a boost via a new support programme, Te Mana Tūhono, (the Power of Connectivity). From this month, N4L will begin […]

Welcome back and best wishes for 2020

The team at INTERFACE hopes you all had an enjoyable holiday – now school terms are starting and it’s back to the business of learning. We’re looking forward to working with you during the year ahead. The first magazine is out at the end of February. The feature […]

Best wishes for the holidays and 2020!

Well, another year is almost over. How was the digital journey for you? From e-sports to robots, drones to makerspaces, we hope our coverage of the e-learning world both informed and inspired you. Educators face many challenges in the year ahead, not least the new Digital Technologies learning […]

Entries open for KineticKiwi competition

Challenge your students to explore and showcase their passion for science in the KineticKiwi competition. The aim is to create an original video (three to five minutes long) that explains a topic in one of the following subjects: Mathematics and Statistics Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space […]

Meeting with our Minecraft winner

Congratulations again to Julian Langbein, of Campbells Bay School, who won the Primary category in our recent ‘Make a Machine’ Minecraft student competition. We met up with him today to present him with his certificate and class prize – a Meccano Meccanoid G15 Ks Personal Robot, courtesy of […]

Enjoying morning tea with Room 2!

Thanks to everyone in Room 2 at Papakura Central School for your warm welcome this morning. Teacher aide Stellest de Villiers won a recent competition, where we challenged you to name the items we used to create the masthead in our September issue. The promise of food was […]

Win! Combo Card Reader Hub

Need to read different data cards? Make your life simple (and never be caught out again) with a Combo Card Reader Hub for MS Duo, SD/HC, M2, and T-Flash cards. This 3.0 USB Type-C reader is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and powered by the USB […]

Win! Selfie Stick Integrated Tripod

Set your phone up, stand back and say cheese. Snapping yourself some sweet selfies is easy thanks to a wireless, retractable Selfie Stick Integrated Tripod. Find the best angles with the 270-degree adjustable head and the most appropriate distance with its fully adjustable extension (up to 70cm). The […]

Win! Kai’s Clan Start Pack

Kai’s Clan (kaisclan.ai) is an exciting, new collaborative coding activity that encompasses several technologies into an all-in-one learning platform: Coding, Robotics, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). With a range of projects and lesson ideas for guidance and inspiration, use […]