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Scratch competition – results coming soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Student Scratch competition. We’ve received hundreds of entries and it’s taken us longer than we expected to work through them all. The quality of the work that’s been submitted is really high and there have been some fantastic entries. It’s been a […]

What you should know when choosing a school calendar app

Finding a calendar app that improves and enhances the communication schools already have with their community can be both confusing and time consuming. Sharlene Barnes looks at what you really need to know. Apps are everywhere – and that’s why schools can really benefit from implementing a calendar […]

Demystifying wearable technology

What is ‘Wearable Tech’? Created by Calaghan, The Wearable Technology – Improving Human Performance and Wellbeing infographic breaks the topic down into sub components and explains what technologies are ready to utilise now and which will be ready in the future. The business innovation agency is currently running […]

Get your entries ready for the MADE Awards 2017!

Calling all digital creators … entries are now open for the MADE Awards 2017. Designed to recognise excellence in digital media skills, these popular awards continue to grow in size and standard – could you be a winner in 2017? There are eight categories to choose from – […]

Maths competition offers $20,000 cash prize!

Primary students across New Zealand and Australia will battle it out to show their maths proficiency in Matific’s inaugural Maths competition, starting 31 August. Up for grabs is $50,000 worth of prizes, including a major first prize of $20,000 cash. “There will be an initial ‘warm up’ period […]

Scratch competition: Entries close in one week

There’s still time to enter our student Scratch competition. But don’t delay. Entries close Friday 7 July (the end of Term 2). We’ve teamed up with The Mind Lab to put together a cunning Scratch-based competition – we provide the template and your students then add their code […]

Ministry unveils $40m ‘digital fluency’ package

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people. “This investment will support the biggest change to our curriculum in 10 years,” said Kaye. The package includes $24 million of new and […]

Epson unveils research showing how display size matters

Epson has announced new findings by Radius Global Market Research that evaluated the readability of content displayed on 70-inch screens in average-sized classrooms in Singapore and the UK. According to the two surveys, more than 50 per cent of students in each country found that contents displayed on […]

Just a week to go until we kick off in Blenheim

One week. Seven days. That’s all it is until we kick off INTERFACE Xpo 2017 in Blenheim. Can’t wait to get going! There are still a few places left in Blenheim. So, if you’re keen to come along or know of anyone who might like to attend, go to interfacexpo.nz/register2017/ […]