LESSON idea 18.13: Learning with drones

Objective: 8 educational ways to use drones in your lessons Age range: 5-1 8 Website: n/a Drone technology has evolved considerably in the last few years. With decreasing costs and increasing functionality, it’s an accessible and affordable option as a teaching tool. Here’s how: Method Motor Skills: Flying […]

The challenge of coding in the classroom (Part 2)

Following on from our feature on computer programming in the last issue, here three more teachers describe how they are already introducing coding with great success. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 […]

Leasing lets you move with the digital times

When constantly fronting up the cash to buy the latest tech devices and gadgets simply isn’t an option, where does that leave your planning? Will 2019 be the year your school chooses leasing as a practical way to move with the digital times. This article is exclusive to […]

The year of the new digital curriculum

How are you facing up to the challenge of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum/Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum? Where will it fit in your classroom? David Kinane expects an exciting and transformative journey in the year ahead. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more […]

Facebook joins Kiwi students to tackle online teen bullying

Central Otago-based anti-bullying organisation Sticks ‘n Stones has announced a pioneering partnership with a global tech company that will help take its online safety message and initiatives into high schools across New Zealand. Facebook is joining forces with Sticks ‘n Stones, a youth-driven group, to offer secondary schools […]

Taking the ocean into the classroom with NZ-VR

The Sir Peter Blake Trust, in partnership with New Zealand Geographic, has unveiled ‘NZ-VR’ – an experimental and free learning programme that aims to connect students with the marine environment through virtual reality (VR). Launching in early 2019, NZ-VR is a free initiative for schools that allows students […]

Students lead the way at WeLearn 2018

Last month, students from 15 North Shore schools attended WeLearn 2018. The event showcases what schools are doing with digital technology and students became the teachers for the day running workshops and presentations, writes Joe Lanning. “This year there were 15 schools, 150 kids and 45 teachers that took […]

All Kiwi schools get the licence to Chrome

Starting today, 1 November, as part of an agreement between Google and the New Zealand Ministry of Education, all state and state-integrated schools across New Zealand will be able to start claiming Ministry funded Chrome Education licences to manage new and existing unmanaged Chromebooks. “The licence allows schools […]

Minecraft competition 2018: Entries now closed

Thanks to everyone who entered our School-gen Minecraft ‘Eco-house’ Competition 2018. Entries are now closed.  We received a huge response and record number of entries. There were some truly awesome designs – well done to everyone who took part! The judges are now hard at work determining this […]