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Explore the appeal of ‘learning with games’

A sure bet to injecting some enthusiasm and engagement in the classroom is to let your students dig deep into the primal appeal of games. Games hold an important biological function and can play a part in teaching a host of social, physical, and psychological skills. Young and […]

History and coding collide in great Gamefroot games

Thanks to everyone who entered our Gamefroot student competition. You really took up the challenge and created some awesome games. We’re delighted to announce that the winners are … From moas and meres to pistols and possums, there were plenty of excellent game design skills on display in […]

WANTED: Your experiences in ‘Makerspace’

What are you making in your ‘makerspace’? If you’re teaching in this inveting-coding-creating, Makey Makey environment, we want to hear about your experiences for a ‘special feature’ in the next issue. Just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams at greg.adams@interfacemagazine.co.nz

Gamefroot coding competition closes today

Calling all student coders: Don’t forget entries close today, Friday 5 July, for the INTERFACE-Gamefroot competition! There’s still time to get your entries in. But don’t delay. For further information and full entry details go to interfaceonline.co.nz/2019/05/10/calling-all-student-coders-entries-open-for-interface-gamefroot-competition/ Aim of the game With the theme of New Zealand history, […]

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 […]