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Are you using biometrics in your school?

Biometrics – an identification process using physiological attributes – is becoming ever more common. From fingerprint scans opening a smartphone to voice recognition to activity trackers, the unique features of our bodies are touching the technology around us. Are you using any form of biometrics at your school? […]

Microsoft Teams and accessibility tools for kaiako

Throughout Term 2, you’re invited to join Microsoft Aotearoa’s Learning Delivery Specialist, Conor McHoull, for a free weekly online training series. Each week, Conor will take you through a different topic, as well as hot tips and tricks, alternating between ‘Microsoft Teams for the Classroom’ and ‘Building an […]

Do you know about Google’s new Training Series?

Google for Education has launched a free ‘Did you know?’ Training Series, where you can catch up with all the latest updates to teaching and learning tools, as well as safety and security tools for schools. The 30-minute demo-based, training sessions examine technical features of Google Workspace for Education […]

Some new sponsor faces for INTERFACEXpo 2022

This year, we are delighted to welcome four new faces to our awesome list of sponsors. Using Technology Better, Science Alive, Conbrio Technology, and Google for Education (for the first time in its own right)  will be making their sponsor debuts at Lincoln, Taupō and Auckland. They will join Canon, […]

Meet our March competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest competitions. Unfortunately, only a few of you could win. Congratulations to the following. The Blue Light Filter Glasses proved a popular prize and are on their way to Toni Bickerstaff, Heretaunga Intermediate, Hastings (black) and Barbara Clarke, Pompallier Catholic College, Whangarei […]

New addition to flexicommercial team

Flexicommercial has announced that Nichole Brussow has recently joined its Education Leasing team in Auckland. She is a leasing specialist and will be working with schools in the Upper North Island region. “I have been in New Zealand for four years and love it here,” said Nichole, who […]

Spiral Cable Protector (4-pack)

Charging cables can easily become worn with use, split or even break. Give them a helping hand by adding a layer of protection with a Spiral Cable Protector. Made from tough silica gel, these flexible but durable supportive covers wrap around the cable and protect it. When the […]

BrainBox FM Radio Electronic Kit

Learn how a radio works with this ‘snap and play’ FM Radio Electronic Kit. As with all BrainBox sets, there’s no soldering or trimming required as the activity uses brightly coloured, simple components with press-stud connectors. The radio kit includes: 2 x two-snap connectors, 3 x three-snap connectors, […]

Mini USB Vacuum

 Are things like dust, crumbs and hairs accumulating on and around your keyboard and computer? Keep things all clean and tidy with a Mini USB Vacuum. Powered directly from a USB port, this nifty device comes with two attachments: a flat, bristle brush head for general surface cleaning; […]

Books: Pick your choice from four titles

We have four fab books to give away in this issue. Firstly, there’s ‘Computer Coding Games for Kids’, which is a step-by-step guide to building computer games using Scratch. Then we have ‘The Ultimate Roblox Handbook’, with advice, tips and hints for this popular game creation platform. Or […]

Introducing your classroom to the Metaverse

Many of the examples of the Metaverse that have been presented recently, including virtual and augmented reality, have been familiar in digital environments for many years, so what’s new? Since the recent renaming of the company that owns Facebook to ‘Meta’, along with news reports showing CEO Mark […]