Review: Meet the lightest laptop in the world

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know? New devices are being pitched at the education market all the time. INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams checks out a new name from an old player. Dynabook Portégé X30L-G Simply lifting this laptop out of the box […]

Minecraft:Education Edition now available on Chromebooks

Minecraft: Education Edition Beta can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and used on a Chromebook. Additional features in this update available for users on other supported platforms include fun new mobs like bees and foxes and tons of new learning content, including updated learn-to-code curriculum in our Library.  How Do I […]

Minecraft competition: Last chance to get your entries in

It’s the final countdown to getting your entries in for this year’s Minecraft competitions. We’ve teamed up with Microsoft and MOTAT to bring you TWO awesome Minecraft Education Edition competitions: Students – Your challenge is ‘Build a Better Future’. We want you to use your knowledge, skills and imagination to come […]

Join the ‘Great NZ School Space Race’

Kai’s Clan is challenging students to follow in the footsteps of the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch, by designing, creating and coding their own rover for a mission to the Red Planet. The winning project will be represented by Kai’s Clan at the next ISTE Conference at the […]

How many copies do you have? Who has the most?

Does anyone have all printed copies of INTERFACE? As part of our celebrations to mark our 100th issue, we want to find the person with the most individual issues of the magazine. Ninety-nine of the regular editions have been printed. The exception was the last one – Issue […]

The making of 100 INTERFACE magazines

Welcome to our 100th issue! We’re proud to reach this milestone. It’s been an exciting and rewarding journey for all of us on the INTERFACE team – here are just some of the memorable moments along the way. It all began in July 2007, with the publication of […]

Meet our latest competition winners

As always, thanks to everyone who entered our latest competitions. There were some awesome prizes up for grabs. The LED Lightbox Displays are on their way to Tracey Foden, Broadlands School, Reporoa, and Nicola Marwick, Windsor North School, Invercargill. The Bluetooth Beanie proved to be a popular prize […]

How dirty is your smartphone?

Knowing how to keep your smartphone clean is important anytime, but it might seem especially urgent now, due to COVID-19. Scientists have actually found that smartphones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats, writes Samantha Edwards. For most of us, our smartphones have essentially become an […]

ImpactED Ako on 7 July

ImpactED Ako is back on 7 July at the Christchurch City Central Library. Be challenged and be provoked at this fun-filled day all about DT implementation, with Ian Taylor (2019 NZ Innovator of the Year) presenting, and plenty of prizes, drinks and nibbles. More at Or contact […]

Win! Solar Panel Charger

Explore and harness the power of the sun with a portable solar panel charger (12V/0.41A). This nifty device is great for STEM/STEAM projects, enabling you to power up small machines, tools and appliances thanks to the clean, green solar energy provided by a set of solar cell panels. […]

Win! //Code: On the Brink Programming Game

ThinkFun’s //Code: On the Brink Programming Game is designed to build the mental skills needed to fully grasp the concept of coding. There are 40 challenges to tackle – from beginner to experienced level and for one or more players, aged 8 and above – all screen-free for […]

Win! Norton Secure VPN

Worried about online security? Ensure your safety, privacy and anonymity with a Norton Secure VPN. A VPN – or Virtual Private Network – allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. It can block unwanted tracking technologies, secure private information like your passwords, […]