Accessing Minecraft: Education Edition

It’s great to hear from so many of you thinking about entering our student Minecraft competition. We’re received a few enquiries about the best ways to access the program. You can purchase an individual Minecraft account licence. The cost is $40. However, recognising the appeal and value of […]

Congrats to our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest competitions – we had some awesome prizes up for grabs.  The winner of the Belkin rucksacks were Paul Gunn, Hamilton Boys’ High School (Classic) and Helen De’Ath, Hawera High School (Active). Three intrepid, underwater explorers receive a Go-Pro capable Diving Mask […]

Flipping: A light goes on

By Beth Lamb So, you are a digital class or teacher? You work in a 1:1 environment? From a paperless school? That means you’ve cracked it right? The digital utopia is yours, you are a 21st century educator leading edge, etc, etc. But somewhere in the back of […]

Robots and numbers

Mathematics is a subject that has had its ups and downs. One single problem can generate high levels of curiosity or anxiety. So, in the age of unlimited access to technology, how do we teach our students modern learning skills with an understanding of mathematical concepts? Enter Sphero. […]

Code Champions: ‘All About Code’

Is your child or student interested in learning about computer programming? Code Champions is hosting a day devoted to all things coding. As the name suggests, ‘All About Code’ will introduce attendees to a range of programming ideas, approaches and principles. The day will be held at Saint […]

Are you picking up STEAM in your classroom?

It’s more than simply building robots and doing science experiments. STEAM is about applying knowledge from multiple learning areas to solve real-world problems. Here we explore way educators are integrating maths, science, art, engineering, and technology into hands-on learning activities. This article is exclusive to the print version […]

Students learn Italian playing Assassin’s Creed

An innovative university professor is using popular, interactive computer games to teach Italian, allowing his students to master two terms worth of learning through one intensive class for those new to the language. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can […]

Review: Space and style with the Belkin Active Pro

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 this recent addition to the ‘bag’ section of the TELA scheme. Belkin Active Pro Rucksack After reviewing the […]

Focus on simplifying your use of technology

In response to an article in our last issue on the impact of restricting students’ use of digital technology, education specialist Martin Hughes explores ways he works with schools to successfully integrate ICT with learning. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more […]

Mind Lab Kids Classroom has arrived

The Mind Lab by Unitec has given its free educational website, Mind Lab Kids, a major overhaul with a significant upgrade for teachers. Primary and intermediate educators can now create and share engaging STEAM activities in just a matter of minutes using Mind Lab Kids Classroom.  Powered by […]

Upgrade means safer and smarter schools’ network

From this month, schools across New Zealand are set to begin benefitting from improved and more robust internet services thanks to an upgrade of the student-focused Managed Network operated by Network for Learning (N4L). In the first major refresh of its Managed Network since schools began connecting at […]