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Research shows worth of computer games

A report entitled ‘Digital New Zealand 2018’ reveals a growing awareness and acceptance of the positive potential of computer games for culture, imagination, social interaction, and learning. Findings from the recently-released Digital New Zealand 2018 (DNZ18) research study provide valuable insights for educators with an interest in the […]

What are you planning for 2018?

It’s hard to believe that we’re two-thirds through the year. That means your thoughts will be well and truly turning to 2018. How is your school going to continue its digital technology journey? Any new technologies? New solutions? Maybe it’s just a new app you’re going to try […]

Wanted: Schools to test Civil Defence app

Auckland Civil Defence is working with GEO AR Games – the makers of Magical Park – to bring Augmented Reality (AR) technology to its latest app that teaches kids to be ‘disaster ready’. “We’re looking for volunteer schools where we can run tests in October,” said Melanie Langlotz. […]

Meet our sensational Scratch winners!

Wow! Thanks to everyone who dived into our Student Scratch competition – we received hundreds of fantastic entries. The theme was ‘Clean Our Ocean’. We provided the template and the challenge was for students to add their own unique code to program the diver character to save the […]

Updates for TTS Universal … and a free trial!

TTS Universal is set to launch some exciting updates to its online literacy resource platform at next month’s uLearn conference in Hamilton. “Building on the current suite of applications, TTS Universal will see the new teacher Dashboard go live. This will provide schools with an easy and intuitive […]

Buzzing at ‘Games for Learning’

It was great to see so many people engaging at NZCER’s ‘Games for Learning’ conference at Te Papa last week. INTERFACE was proud to play its part and be a sponsor of the inaugural event. There were some excellent presentations, plenty of discussion and networking, and lots to […]

Scratch competition – results coming soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Student Scratch competition. We’ve received hundreds of entries and it’s taken us longer than we expected to work through them all. The quality of the work that’s been submitted is really high and there have been some fantastic entries. It’s been a […]

What you should know when choosing a school calendar app

Finding a calendar app that improves and enhances the communication schools already have with their community can be both confusing and time consuming. Sharlene Barnes looks at what you really need to know. Apps are everywhere – and that’s why schools can really benefit from implementing a calendar […]

Demystifying wearable technology

What is ‘Wearable Tech’? Created by Calaghan, The Wearable Technology – Improving Human Performance and Wellbeing infographic breaks the topic down into sub components and explains what technologies are ready to utilise now and which will be ready in the future. The business innovation agency is currently running […]