Scratch competition: Entries close in one week

There’s still time to enter our student Scratch competition. But don’t delay. Entries close Friday 7 July (the end of Term 2). We’ve teamed up with The Mind Lab to put together a cunning Scratch-based competition – we provide the template and your students then add their code to finish the own unique game. For […]

Ministry unveils $40m ‘digital fluency’ package

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people. “This investment will support the biggest change to our curriculum in 10 years,” said Kaye. The package includes $24 million of new and $16 million of existing funding, and comes […]

Epson unveils research showing how display size matters

Epson has announced new findings by Radius Global Market Research that evaluated the readability of content displayed on 70-inch screens in average-sized classrooms in Singapore and the UK. According to the two surveys, more than 50 per cent of students in each country found that contents displayed on 70-inch screens was difficult to read, with […]

DigiTech Roadshow provides digital technology support to teachers

CORE Education is providing digital technology support to educators with the DigiTech Roadshow during August 2017. In response to the Ministry of Education’s announcement that digital technologies will be recognised as part of the Technology Learning Area in the New Zealand Curriculum from 2018, the Roadshow offers an interactive experience for educators from New Entrants […]

INTERFACE Xpo 17: Rocking in Rotorua

Thanks to everyone who made it to INTERFACE Xpo 2017 in Rotorua. It was great to see so many of you at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre on Monday.

Xpo 2017: Thanks for a great day in Blenheim

It was INTERFACE Xpo’s first visit to Blenheim and we had a great time. Thanks to everyone who came along. We hope you all had an inspiring and informative day exploring digital technology.

Just a week to go until we kick off in Blenheim

One week. Seven days. That’s all it is until we kick off INTERFACE Xpo 2017 in Blenheim. Can’t wait to get going! There are still a few places left in Blenheim. So, if you’re keen to come along or know of anyone who might like to attend, go to interfacexpo.nz/register2017/ It’s going to be a great day […]

Digital technologies are having a positive impact on student achievement

Eight-in-ten principals report that digital technologies are having a positive impact on student achievement, according to the latest research results from the ‘Digital Technologies in Schools’ survey, prepared by Research New Zealand for the 20/20 Trust. A special supplement in the latest INTERFACE Magazine is a summary report card on selected key results from the 2016/17 […]

Tell us about your experiences learning with games

Calling all games-curious educators! NZCER is hosting ‘Games For Learning’, a two-day event that will “explore the potential of games, game design, and gameful thinking to enrich education and support equity and positive social impact for all learners.” It’s being held at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa on 31 August and 1 September – […]

INTERFACE Xpo 2017: Have you registered yet?

Places are filling fast – don’t miss out and books yours now! Whatever your school’s next step with digital technology, you’ll find it at INTERFACE Xpo 2017. If you’re part of the digital development for your school, make sure you don’t slip up. Join us to explore the latest e-learning ideas, trend and innovations. We’ll be […]

MindLabKids.com launches at a home near you

Launching this week, MindLabKids.com is a new video-based learning portal where children aged 5-12 can discover science and technology from the comfort of their own homes. Welcome to MindLabKids.com, a new video-based learning portal designed to offer Primary School-age kids the chance to have a Mind Lab experience beyond the lab. The brainchild of The […]

Cultivate collaborative learning with OneNote

A collaborative, note-taking software program and a Surface laptop may not immediately spring to mind as gardening essentials. Yet that’s exactly what’s at the centre of a growing project at Mairehau High School in Christchurch. Spade … check. Seeds … check. Compost … check. Watering can … check. OneNote … er … um … what? […]

Epson launches new ultra-short throw projectors

Take classroom creativity and collaboration to another level with the new Epson EB-600 series ultra-short throw projectors. Designed for today’s BYOD classroom, these projectors are easy to install and use. The EB-600 Series display images from just 29cm away and the lamp lasts up to 10,000 hours in ECO Mode They offer 3x Higher Colour […]

Tell us your BYOD story

Are you running a BYOD programme at your school? Maybe you’re in the planning and trial stage? Or perhaps just thinking about it? Wherever you are at in your BYOD journey, we want to hear from you for an upcoming ‘special feature’, where we’ll be investigating this exciting yet challenging concept. Share your experiences, high […]

Congrats to our latest winners

Thanks to everyone who entered out latest competitions. The Nescafé Dolce Gusto MiniMe Machine was hugely popular – we can’t think why! This stylish and innovative device is just the thing for any coffee craving. Well done to Dianne Mayall, of Long Bay Primary School in Auckland, whose name was drawn first from all correct […]

Calling all coders … Dive into our competition!

Want to give your students a tough but engaging coding challenge? We’ve teamed up with The Mind Lab to put together a cunning Scratch-based competition – we provide the template and your students then add their code to finish the own unique game. The theme is ‘Clean Our Ocean’. The aim is to program the […]

Wanted: Tutors for after-school coding

Code Champions is seeking tutors for its after-school computer coding classes. Run your own courses with our support. For more information about this exciting new initiative contact info@codechampions.nz   Code Champions is supported by INTERFACE.  

Mind Lab and Hutt City Council announce scholarships for teachers

Lower Hutt teachers will have access to scholarships to complete The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) thanks to a new partnership between The Mind Lab and Hutt City Council. The Council will provide teachers within the Lower Hutt City area $650+GST towards tuition fees for the course. […]

Book your spot for 2017

BYOD? MLEs? Data? Coding? Robotics? Chromebooks? Flipping? Whatever your school’s next step with digital technology, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2017. And registrations are now open!  Don’t miss your opportunity to attend. If you’re part of the digital development for your school, make sure you don’t slip up. Join us to explore the latest e-learning […]

Students become data detectives in this year’s CensusAtSchool

Students will be able to see how their pocket money stacks up against their peers and whether they’re getting less after-school screen time when they become data detectives in this year’s CensusAtSchool/TataurangaKiTeKura. The online statistics project, which started this week, is open to all English and Māori-medium schools. Teachers can register their classes and take […]