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 […]

Lightning Lab seeks your ideas for sustainable energy

Organisations from across New Zealand’s energy industry are backing a first-ever, nationwide call for innovative ideas, ventures and products in electricity and sustainable energy. Lightning Lab Electric is inviting every coder, inventor, tinkerer, engineer, or ideas person to enter an Innovation Challenge, with ideas pushing boundaries in how consumers and businesses use, manage, distribute, transmit, […]

Check out an ‘Open Lab’

You’ll know the name but what really goes on at The Mind Lab by Unitec? What is it’s postgraduate course all about? Well, now’s your chance to find out. It’s The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Open Lab season! With 20+ locations across the country, there’s bound to be one in your back yard this February […]

Today is Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day and it’s being marked across the world. So many of us use the Internet on a daily basis – and 89 per cent of Kiwis say the positives of using the Internet outweigh the negatives, according to InternetNZ. Chief Executive Jordan Carter says the internet has massive potential for New Zealand […]

ACTIVboardNZ rebrands as ‘Active Vision

Technology in education is about looking forward with new learning opportunities, but when David Parker bought ACTIVboardNZ in May 2015, he saw the name of the company as holding back its potential, writes Lee Suckling. “An interactive white board (IWB) is still a fantastic educational tool but has now been replaced with the new ActivPanel,” […]

Develop your e-learning skills with ‘Tech Toolbox’

Are you struggling to keep up with your students when it comes to digital technology or maybe looking to test out technologies set to transform the classroom? Introducing The Mind Lab’s ‘Tech Toolbox’. This month, The Mind Lab by Unitec is launching Tech Toolbox. Based in Auckland, the 10-week course has been specifically created to […]

Continuing the digital journey in 2017 …

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to the new year from the INTERFACE team. We hope you all had a great holiday – or maybe are still enjoying the last few days. Wherever you’re at with your digital journey, 2017 promises to be another exciting step and we’re busy gearing up for a great year. […]

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2017

Well, that’s it for another year. How was 2016 for you? From robotics and computer coding, to BYOD and the Cloud, to virtual and augmented realities, we hope our coverage of the digital world has both informed and inspired you! What will the next 12 months bring? Fancy trying something new in 2017? Whatever does […]

School terms and holidays for 2017

Not sure what day you need to be back at school? Check out the Ministry of Education’s advice and information for school term dates next year: parents.education.govt.nz/essential-information/school-terms-and-holidays/

Minecraft tutorials now available in Te Reo for ‘Hour of Code’

The annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will have a distinctly Kiwi flavour this year with new Minecraft tutorials on the popular Code.org website being made available in Te Reo Māori for the first time. New Zealand students will join with 1,000s of others around the world this week as they jump into the world of computer coding […]

N4L completes roll-out of Managed Network to 2400+ schools

N4L has completed its Managed Network. The roll-out began at the end of 2013 and now is being used by nearly 800,000 students and teachers from 2,400+ schools. “Today is really about marking the end of the beginning,” said N4L CEO John Hanna. “Schools are using more online learning programmes, more devices and are producing more digital […]

New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards 2016: Winners named

Recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards were named at a ceremony held at Auckland’s Massey University in Albany last week. For the second year running, teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education experts and cast their votes to add their choice of best resources to the judge’s […]

Digital Education Design Opportunity

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is looking for digital educational design expertise to help it enhance and develop its driver education programme, http://www.drive.govt.nz “We are looking for experienced educators with a relevant tertiary education qualification and expertise in creating digital educational tools to act in a consultancy capacity. You will need to work collaboratively with […]