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Don’t just watch, interact and learn with EVA

Watching videos can be anything from mindless blobbing-out, through disengaged and engaged passivity, to active learning. In order to facilitate students moving beyond mild entertainment, interacting with the video, while watching, is key. And that’s where Enhanced Video Annotation (EVA) comes in, writes Gretchen Badenhorst. The difficulty of […]

The view from INTERFACEXpo 2019

Wow, what a great three days we had for this year’s INTERFACEXpo. Thanks to everyone who joined us.  Starting in Lincoln, we travelled to Napier, and then onto Auckland. We heard from speakers on topics ranging from learning accessibility and Artificial Intelligence, to Adobe’s design tools and the 123 Tech […]

N4L’s Pond to close

After a wide ranging review, N4L has confirmed that it will be shutting down Pond. The platform will officially close Friday 28 June 2019. “We know that for some this will be very disappointing news – we’re disappointed too,” said CEO Larrie Moore. “The simple reality is that […]

Xpo19: The countdown has begun …

The countdown has begun. The truck’s on its way and it’s just four days until we kick off INTERFACEXpo 2019 in Lincoln. We’ll be hosting the first of three events at the Lincoln Events Centre on Friday (24 May). We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there – as […]

Support Pink Shirt Day on Friday

Don’t forget to give your support to Pink Shirt Day this week, on Friday 17 May. Celebrated annually around the globe, it began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new Year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing […]

Congrats to our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our most recent competitions – check here for the latest groovy giveaways. The chance to win an Epson ET-2710 was very popular. First name out of the hat was Robyn Bennett, Stanmore Bay School, Whangaparaoa. We had five Gumption board games to win […]

Having the Gumption to take risks … and succeed

By Mark Snoad, Ormiston Senior College Are board games still a thing? With the explosion of high-quality, online games, who would bother with a static physical game that involves communicating with real people? But it is precisely the collaborative interaction that makes board games a success in the […]

Ticking off a new role for AI: Taking the class roll

From automation to speech recognition to predictive analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly part in our lives. A new initiative is proposing the use of the technology to record student attendance, leaving teachers to focus on other things … like teaching, writes Greg Adams. Imagine never having to […]