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Microsoft to host free ‘Teaching with Technology’ seminars

On the back of his successful visit earlier this year, Travis Smith is returning in early September for a week-long tour of New Zealand! He will be stopping off in Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland to deliver ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology […]

2000 schools now connected to N4L’s Managed Network

N4L has connected the 2000th school to its Managed Network, bringing its services to 80 per cent of the country’s schools. This means more than 600,000 students and 42,000 teachers across the country now have access to the government-funded network. The rollout continues to be ahead of schedule, with over 700 schools […]

Microsoft launches site for teachers using Minecraft

Microsoft has launched Minecraft in Education, a new site for teachers that aims to foster a community of educators swapping lesson plans and sharing other tips based on how Minecraft can be used in the classroom. The new site was announced by Microsoft’s vice president of worldwide education Anthony Salcito. He posted a list of some […]

FREE Microsoft education roadshow

Join representatives from Cyclone and Microsoft for a 90-minute session to hear about new education developments. ‘The session is designed to upskill and help staff be ready to make the most of Microsoft with the education environment.’ Tools being discussed will include: Windows 10, OfficeMix, Office 365, OneNote, […]

FREE Creative Commons poster

Share, Remix, Reuse … and all legally. Inside this issue of INTERFACE is a free poster explaining how different Creative Commons licences work and how the material they protect can be used. It’s not only great information to know but it’ll look great on the wall of your […]

BBC Micro Bit computer’s final design revealed

The BBC has revealed the final design of the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized computer set to be given to about one million UK-based children in October. The device – which features a programmable array of red LED lights – includes two buttons and a built-in motion sensor that […]

Xpo 2015: Three super student videos

We invited students from Waihi School (Christchurch), Greenpark School (Tauranga) and St Kentigern Boys’ School (Auckland) to create videos of the three INTERFACE Xpo events this year. “We received three fantastic videos from the three video crews,” said INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams.” Thanks to you all for creating these […]

The tale of N4L and the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a new addition to N4L’s Managed Network connection packages and is proving a useful tool to help the company proactively manage your school’s connection in real time. The Pi is a small computer that gets plugged into the managed router which improves N4L’s ability to remotely identify […]

Join ‘Web Rangers’, for a safer web

Two of New Zealand’s brightest social media stars are backing a programme to help teenagers create their own campaigns to encourage better online behaviour. Caito Potatoe, who has nearly 30,000 YouTube subscribers, and Liam WaveRider, who has more than two million Instagram followers, have both thrown their support […]