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Job offer: Microsoft seeks ‘Teacher Ambassador’

WANTED: ‘Qualified Teacher with a passion for technology’. Microsoft has created the role of a Teacher Ambassador to host and present its ‘Classroom’ Seminar Series raising awareness and desire for Microsoft’s technology adoption by teachers. As a Teacher Ambassador, you will provide an educator expert presence at select […]

HP unveils finalists in Rural Schools competition

The Top Five entries for the HP Rural Schools Competition are in! “The final placings will be confirmed over the next three weeks,” said HP’s Education Specialist David Farquhar, “after each school has been visited. Enjoy the creativity and innovation by these schools, and the identified need for […]

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 […]