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New museum resources support teachers and students across NZ

MOTAT.Fun has been launched to support teachers and families in successfully delivering remote learning experiences for young Kiwis.  The roll-out of remote learning across the nation is a historic first and, as part of Auckland’s education landscape for more than 55 years, the Museum of Transport and Technology […]

Ways to learn remotely with Microsoft

With the Covid-19 lockdown creating unprecedented remote learning challenges for teachers and students, Microsoft has a range of online resources and ideas to help education continue outside of the normal classroom environment, writes Sam McNeill. Learning online can be just as personal, engaging and socially connected as learning […]

What can we learn from the lockdown?

Educators rising to the challenge and delivering digital learning. Increased engagement and more agency from students. Can we take the best of remote learning that the lockdown has thrust on us and integrate this into a new normal in education? This article is exclusive to the May issue […]

Win! Bluetooth Beanie

Whether you’re supervising in the playground, spectating on the sports field, on a school trip/camp, or out for a walk on a crisp morning, you’ve got it covered with this stylish Bluetooth Beanie. It’s the ultimate fashion accessory for those who live for their music or podcasts – […]

Win! SparkFun gator:science Kit

Part of SparkFun’s gator:bit series, the gator:science Kit offers the functionality and ability to start experimenting right out of the box. Along with the latest gator:bit – an all-in-one ‘carrier’ board for your micro:bit – there are 10 multi-coloured cables, data card and adapter, plus all of the […]

Win! LED Lightbox

Light up short messages, hashtags, events times and sayings in your classroom with an awesome LED Lightbox. Inspired by vintage cinema signs, create words and phrases with interchangeable clear plastic tiles that slide onto rails – 60 letters and symbols are provided. It’s lightweight, compact (30 x 22 […]

Win! Mini Folding Photobox

From dioramas to claymation, if you need somewhere to stage photo shoots of small objects, a Mini Photobox could be the answer for some stunning snaps. With 20 built-in LEDs, conveniently powered by USB cable, and two foam backgrounds to choose from (black and white), you can set […]

Wanted: Your experiences with coding

Are you using computer programming in your teaching? If so, we want to hear about your experiences for a ‘special feature’ in the next issue. Big or small projects, simple to complex coding, just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams,

Changes to The Mind Lab at MOTAT

After two years of operating The Mind Lab out of MOTAT, owner Frances Valintine has gifted The Mind Lab school groups programmes to the museum, which is “committed to keeping The Mind Lab spirit and pedagogy” alive under their own MOTAT Education banner. “We’re excited to bring Damon […]