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When’s kick off for eSports in schools?

With interest and access growing, eSports are quickly becoming more accepted as organised activities in schools. They’re not only popular and engaging but also help develop many physical, mental and social skills, as well as promote a positive school identity. Should you be looking to take part? This […]

New idea lends itself to sharing STEAM resources

Set up at the end of last year, a new ‘lending library’ style initiative is enabling a group of schools in Porirua to meet the challenges of the DT/HM Curriculum by sharing robots, microprocessors and other STEAM resources, writes Pravin Vaz. This article is exclusive to the print […]

Adding binary code to the languages of Vanuatu

When Brittany Teei founded KidsCoin, she didn’t stop there. Next came digital upskilling programme 3BF, followed by PIP STEM. Most recently, she was invited to share her knowledge and experience with students in Vanuatu. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can […]

Thanks for telling us what you think!

How are you using digital technology? What are the biggest challenges? What e-learning opportunities would you like to see? Well, now we have a pretty good idea – and we’d like to share the results of our Reader Survey with you.  Thanks to everyone who took part in […]

Slip, slop, check the UV meter … and slap

It can be a challenge convincing kids that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a danger, especially on a cloudy day. Anthony Hill’s solution was to design and build a UV meter – so they could measure the levels for themselves. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. […]

Know the facts with the Ministry’s…

Now is the time to act! 2020 is just around the corner. Here the Ministry of Education is busting some common myths around the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in the National Curriculum. The revised Technology Learning Area and Hangarau Wāhanga Ako – which schools […]

Are you ready for robots in your classroom?

Robotics has its challenges and teaching with robots can certainly add a layer of complexity. However, don’t be put off and relegate it to the ‘too hard’ basket. The activity can have huge rewards, bringing engaging and effective learning into your classroom, as you will see. This article […]

What is the Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech) Challenge?

Partnering with the Ministry of Education, the IT industry is supporting the introduction of the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content into schools and kurawith the Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge. The Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech) Challenge is split into two different formats to suit […]

Using AR to teach maths to kids with Cerebral Palsy

‘The Wizard World of Numbers’ is a locally-developed Augmented Reality (AR) app that’s helping to teach basic maths to students with Cerebral Palsy, writes Raj Parikh.  This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 […]

The ups and downs of teaching with drones

With drones becoming increasingly available and affordable, Andre Kneepkens decided the time was right to introduce them into his coding and robotics programme at Maidstone Intermediate School. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just […]

The Matanga project: PLD for a revised curriculum

Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) recently gained funding from the Ministry of Education for a new initiative to provide professional learning and development for school teachers. Meet the Matanga (Expert Mentor) Project. The ability to function in a technologically mediated world and be future-focused is a global and […]