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Latest location announced by The Mind Lab 

Where is The Mind Lab by Unitec going next? Well, now we know. It’s taking its Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) to Whangarei in March 2016. If you’re an educator in the Whangarei area, why not check it out. To find out more go to […]

MCPA invites you to ‘Energise’

In association with Cyclone, Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association presents ‘Energise’, a conference for 21st Century teaching and learning. It is being held 28-29 April, at Hotel Ashburton. “Energise has been designed specifically with educators around New Zealand in mind. From teaching and learning to senior management needs, we know […]

INTERFACE Awards 2015: Meet this year’s winners

“Congratulations and well done to the winners of the INTERFACE Awards 2015,” said Greg Adams, Editor of INTERFACE. “This year the entries were of a very high calibre and we have top quality winners.” Our 2015 winners are … Best Teaching with ICT WINNER: Kerri Thompson, Tamatea Intermediate School, […]

Meet our magnificent Minecraft creators

Wow, what some marvellous Minecrafters you are! Thanks to everyone who entered our Minecraft competition. You blew us away with your entries. Congratulations to this year’s winners. They are:   Your Dream Classroom (Years 1-8) Winner: Minecraft Explorers Class, Riverdale School, Palmerston North Runner-ups: Sarah Calkin, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal […]

File Share: Student Reviews November 2015

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 from Katikati Primary School give us their views on a selection of tools.   Geography Hub ( “The geography hub is a collection […]

An Hour of Code with Star Wars! has a brand new tutorial for the Hour of Code 2015, in partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm – featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Work with Rey to guide the new droid BB-8 through a mission. Then, join Leia to create and share your own game in […]

Register for FREE Cyclone Google Education Roadshow

Cyclone is inviting registrations to its ‘Google Education Roadshow’, which is visiting 10 locations throughout New Zealand during the next month.  The events will be hosted by Greg Reynolds, Cyclone’s Google Education BDM, and Saunil Hagler, Cyclone’s Google Digital Learning Specialist. While there, attendees will: Familiarise yourself with […]

Schools’ digital confidence boosted by N4L’s Managed Network

A new study has found that Principals across New Zealand have increased confidence implementing their school’s digital learning strategy since connecting to N4L’s Managed Network. More than 350 schools responded to a New Zealand Council of Education Research (NZCER) survey that asked Principals their thoughts on using the new Government-funded Managed Network, […]

Last day to enter Minecraft competition

Just a reminder that entries close today for the Junior INTERFACE Awards 2015, which includes the student Minecraft competition. We’ve already received some great designs but there’s still time for more. There are multiple categories to choose from and entries are open until midnight today, Friday 6 November. So, remind […]