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In memory of Gerard MacManus

Kei te hoa manawanui, kei te tuakana ngākaunui tēnā rā koe. Pūtahi awa nui, Pūtahi awa iti. Pūtahi tangata. Pūtahi kāinga. E hika, ko koe te pūtahitanga o ngā whakaaro, o ngā wawata, o ngā pūkenga o te tangata. Pūtahi manawa ora mau tonu, mau tonu nei. Ko […]

Meet this year’s winning Minecrafters

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s INTERFACE Minecraft: Education Edition Student Competition – and to Microsoft and MOTAT for their support. The challenge was to ‘Build a Better Future’ and the response was awesome. We received some amazing creations. It wasn’t easy but we’ve made our selections […]

Share your experiences with us

Do you have any stories you’d like to share about your experiences teaching with digital technology? From VR to STEM, robots to drones, 3D printing to eSports, we’d love to hear from you. It could be something that’s big or small, complex or simple. We’re not fussy. Just […]

The person with the most copies of INTERFACE is

We threw down the challenge and there was clearly some serious shelf searching (and probably some filing cabinet and storage box sorting, too). To celebrate our 100th issue, we asked whether anyone had all printed copies of INTERACE and, if not, who had the most. Thanks to everyone […]

Zero-X Pulse Drone

Packed with features, the Zero-X Pulse makes learning to fly a drone easy and fun. With Auto Hover Mode, 360-degree Flip Stunt Mode and One Key Take-Off and Landings (to get you up and down safely), fly for seven minutes on a single charge, up to a 100-metre […]

Desktop Power Station Hub

Ensure you keep your gadgets charged and running thanks to this powerful six-port Desktop Power Station Hub. There are three power outlets and three USB ports, in a conveniently compact size that’s perfect for classrooms. It has 3.4 Amp charging output and Safety Overload Protection. With a 1.8 […]

Bluetooth Tracker and Tag

Never worry about losing something again. Keep track of an important item – a laptop bag, backpack, keys, or other essentials – with a nifty Bluetooth Tracker and Tag! Simply attach the tag to your possession of choice and then sync it with a smartphone, so you can […]

Win! Brainbox Electronic Kit

With nearly 200 experiments to tackle, the Electronic Brain Box 180 is designed to teach the principles of electronics to children from age 7 years. The easy-to-handle components snap together to create a huge number of different circuits on the base board. All wires are secured within the […]

Meet our latest competition winners

We had a selection of great prizes in the last issue and a big thank you to everyone who entered our July competitions. The most popular by far was the Portable Mini Fridge – clearly a desirable gizmo for any cool teacher. First out of the hat is […]

What did you think of the digital issue?

For our May issue, we published digitally, so that everyone could continue to receive and read their favourite magazine! Thanks to everyone who took part in our survey to find out what you thought about the digital copy of INTERFACE – you’ve given us plenty to consider. We […]

Interest invited for an eSport Zone Day

Northcote Intermediate School’s Conor McHoull is keen to hear from schools interested in taking part in an eSport Zone Day. The competition is planned to take place at the Auckland school on Wednesday 11 November (in Week 5 in Term 4). Places are limited.  “We have had some awesome […]

Review: Meet the lightest laptop in the world

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know? New devices are being pitched at the education market all the time. INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams checks out a new name from an old player. Dynabook Portégé X30L-G Simply lifting this laptop out of the box […]