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File Share: Student Reviews

Sometimes, no matter what you think of an app or website, the only opinion that really counts is from those in the classroom. Here students at Heaton Normal Intermediate School give us their views on a selection of tools. Thematic ( “Thematic is a great site for any […]

Bring The Mind Lab to your town

The Mind Lab by Unitec wants teachers to crowd-source its future locations. The Where to Next campaign gives you the chance to bring its postgrad programme to your hometown. And it’s easy – teachers simply register themselves and their school through the Where To Next interactive portal and once a location receives […]

Wow, what an Xpo!

Wow, what a great three days we’ve had at this year’s INTERFACE Xpo. Thanks to everyone who came along and helped make it such a success. We began in Wellington last Thursday, moving to Taupo on Monday and finishing in Auckland yesterday. We had a blast and hope you did, […]

It’s all go for INTERFACE 2016!

Just hours to go now until the start of INTERFACE Xpo 2016. We’ve got a great day planned and we look forward to kicking off the roadshow at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa tomorrow! We’ll then travel up to Taupo (Great Lake Centre) for Monday and Auckland (Vodafone […]

Introducing Microsoft’s Digital Learning Experience

Want to re-imagine learning but don’t know where to start? Microsoft is offering schools the chance to explore the future of learning with a free ‘Digital Learning Experience’, writes Anne Taylor. Every school is excited by the potential of digital learning – from greater student engagement and higher […]

Why are teachers heading back to school?

As momentum continues to grow around The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning), two schools share their experiences of this innovative and exciting programme. The Gardens School, Auckland When Principal Susannah Fowler offered teachers the chance to participate in the postgraduate […]

‘Two for one’ offer and more from ACTIVboardNZ

ACTIVboardNZ has a number of great offers for schools during Term 2. Don’t miss out!  “We’re wanting to support the many schools who have adopted mobile technology in the classroom,” said Murray Thoms. “For Term 2, we will be bundling Apple TVs with our popular 55” ActivStation teaching and learning platform, […]

Solving the case of the missing ‘E’

It certainly caught a few people’s eyes – even our own printer called to check we hadn’t made a mistake on the cover of the last issue. But no, we hadn’t left off the ‘E’ by mistake. Or changed our name to ‘INTERFAC’. As you’ll recall, the feature […]