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Flipping: A light goes on

By Beth Lamb So, you are a digital class or teacher? You work in a 1:1 environment? From a paperless school? That means you’ve cracked it right? The digital utopia is yours, you are a 21st century educator leading edge, etc, etc. But somewhere in the back of […]

Robots and numbers

Mathematics is a subject that has had its ups and downs. One single problem can generate high levels of curiosity or anxiety. So, in the age of unlimited access to technology, how do we teach our students modern learning skills with an understanding of mathematical concepts? Enter Sphero. […]

Code Champions: ‘All About Code’

Is your child or student interested in learning about computer programming? Code Champions is hosting a day devoted to all things coding. As the name suggests, ‘All About Code’ will introduce attendees to a range of programming ideas, approaches and principles. The day will be held at Saint […]

Try flipping your teaching with Facebook

Ever thought of using Facebook in your classroom? The world’s most popular social media service is accessible and intuitive, and offers an awesome way to ‘flip’ the way you teach, explains Matt Lambert. When many people think about teenagers and their use of Facebook, or any form of […]

Wanted: Your experiences with coding

Are you using computer programming in your classroom? If so, we’re keen to hear from you for a ‘special feature’ in our next issue. We want you to tell us about your experiences using coding in your students’ learning. Just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams […]

Don’t miss the 2018 MADE Awards

Interested in digital creativity? Now in their 11th years, the MADE Awards 2018 are a fantastic way to challenge your students’ digital media skills. There are eight categories to choose from: Commercial; Music Video; Story Telling; Documentary; Creative Digital Image; Graphic Design; Photo Essay; and Open. Each is […]

Congratulations to our latest competition winners

We had some great prizes up for grabs in our last issue. Firstly, there were two copies of ‘All About Virtual Reality’. They go to Simon Pearse, Waipawa School, Hawke’s Bay, and Andrew Chambers, Riverview School, Kerikeri. We also had a STEAMS Kit. The first name drawn was […]

Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge launches

A new digital technology competition is launching today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology. The Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge is part of a broader initiative to help teachers introduce the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum […]