March Magazine Out Now!

(Last Updated On: May 11, 2018)

Issue 85/86 – Term 1, March 2018


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INTERFACE News and Views 

INTERFACEXpo 2018 – Registrations now open!


Concerned about mobile device misuse at school? The arrival of mobile devices in classrooms is blurring the line between school and parental responsibility. Linewize can help you understand and manage this across all devices and browsers.

Reshaping education for a new digital world A new curriculum with even more emphasis on digital learning. It’s a brave new world out there for students, but what about for teachers? New Minister of Education Chris Hipkins shares his thoughts on the future of teaching.

Special feature: New look and new offers for teacher laptop scheme The Ministry’s Teacher Laptop Scheme (TELA) is under new management, and promising more choice, better deals and enhanced service.

Review: Belkin Classic Pro Backpack

Acer adds two new devices to TELA+

My Endless Passion for Learning

Scratching beneath the Surface Laptop

What can we learn from Artificial Intelligence? What is Artificial Intelligence? What does AI mean for educators? How could it impact your classroom? Should you be amazed or afraid (or a little bit of both)?

Adding a new layer of value to teaching with AI Microsoft has a range of ‘smart’ apps that are already using AI to improve learning outcomes.

Robots’ trial evolves into coding with dinosaurs Working with a Kiwi robotics startup has helped a group of Year 9 students at Ormiston Junior College’s develop their own brand of robot monsters.


“Hey, try Alexa’s voice skills with your students!” Voice activation is rapidly becoming a default setting on many devices as a Tauranga student has skillfully discovered and exploited.

What made us choose the MADE Awards? 

The MADE Awards provide primary school students with an authentic and engaging challenge. Here Muritai School’s Jamie Power explains why he enters.

Competitions Some great prizes to be won!

Lesson Ideas ‘Higher Lower’ and ‘Weddell Seal Count’

Gamefroot Coding Cards

File Share – Four pages of online resources

From the back of the class: Bringing ‘Blockchain’ into educational data It’s the technology propelling the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin but could ‘Blockchain’ also be a game-changer for education.

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