Minecraft competition: Entries due by end of the week …

If you’re taking part in our Minecraft student competition you have until Friday 29 September to enter. That’s the end of Term 3 – just four days! So, don’t delay. This year we’ve teamed up with Schoolgen and the challenge is a little bit different. We want students to design in Minecraft the perfect Eco-House […]

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 impact and opportunity of digital games and […]

Dates and venues for next year’s INTERFACE Xpo

We can reveal some of what’s happening for INTERFACE Xpo in 2018. The INTERFACE team has been working hard planning to make next year’s events the best ever. While there are still some details to finalise, we can reveal where and when. There will be three events, as follows: Christchurch – Friday 25 May Palmerston […]

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 in the classroom? Whatever it is, we […]

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. “We’ll also be at ULearn, with the […]

Meet our sensational Scratch winners!

Wow! Thanks to everyone who dived into our Student Scratch competition – we received hundreds of fantastic entries. The theme was ‘Clean Our Ocean’. We provided the template and the challenge was for students to add their own unique code to program the diver character to save the fish by collecting the rubbish. There were […]

There’s still time to enter the MADE Awards 2017!

Calling all digital creators … entries are open for the MADE Awards 2017. Designed to recognise excellence in digital media skills, these popular awards continue to grow in size and standard – could you be a winner in 2017? There are eight categories to choose from – including the INTERFACE-sponsored ‘Documentary’ – each category is […]