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‘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 […]

Sign up for the Advance Education Technology Summit

Conferenz and NZ Tech bring best practice in pedagogy and education technology to New Zealand with the Advance Education Technology Summit in July. The event is is about connecting communities and experiences to learn about the best ways to use technology in our schools – at the same […]

INTERFACE Xpo 2016: Meet our keynote Ian Taylor

Delegates at this year’s INTERFACE Xpo are in for a technological treat – Ian Taylor will be our keynote speaker at the three events. Ian is founder of Animation Research Limited. He was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2009 and is one of New Zealand’s […]

Winner announced of NEXT Foundation’ Expert Teacher Award

Congratulations to Aorere College’s Gareth Haddon who has been awarded the NEXT Foundation’s Expert Teacher Award and received a $5,000 cash prize. Runners up Wayne Widdowson from Gulf Harbour School and Savelina Lepou of Mt Roskill Primary School both in Auckland, were also recognised. The award was made at the graduation ceremony […]

Join Microsoft’s ‘Digital Learning Experience’

Want to re-imagine learning but don’t know where to start? Enter Microsoft’s ‘Digital Learning Experience’. “Introducing digital learning can be challenging. Especially when it requires new teaching techniques, technology competencies and perhaps even rethinking the physical spaces in your school. “Microsoft New Zealand and our partners have made […]

New faces and new ideas for Xpo 2016

If you’ve already registered for INTERFACEXpo 16, we look forward to seeing you there. If not, don’t miss out. Book your spot. You won’t be disappointed. “We have an exciting day planned, with a great line-up of presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibition stands,” said INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams. […]

Conference: MCPA invites you to ‘Energise’

In association with Cyclone, Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association (MCPA) presents ‘Energise’, a conference for 21st Century teaching and learning. It’s being held 28-2 9 April, at Hotel Ashburton, in Ashburton, Canterbury – and proudly sponsored by INTERFACE Magazine. Be inspired by international and local educators, including keynote speakers […]

Wanted: Your ‘coding’ experiences

Are you using coding in your classroom? If so, we want to hear from you for an upcoming ‘special feature’ on computer programming. We want you to tell us about your experiences, successes and advice using computer programming with your students. Just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor […]

Free Apple TV with LG Television

ACTIVboardNZ is offering a FREE Apple TV to schools who purchase or rent the latest LG Commercial Grade TV with a Mobile Stand in Term 1, 2016 (some T&Cs apply). “It’s the ideal mobile display system for a BYOD environment,” said Murray Thoms, “and ACTIVboardNZ is offering a […]