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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 […]

Closing down of Moodle in NZ Schools

Moodle in NZ Schools is closing down. Here’s the message posted on its website: “The Moodle in NZ Schools project started in 2009 and was launched officially in July 2009. Its purpose was to promote the use of Moodle in New Zealand schools and make it possible for Moodle […]

Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on 29 July

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available 29 July in 190 countries. The new operating system will be a free upgrade to people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. “Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things,” said Terry Myerson, […]