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Scratching beneath the Surface Laptop

Microsoft has entered the TELA arena with two devices. Here we reveal everything you need to know about one of them, the Surface Laptop. Out of the box, the stylish look and feel of the Surface Laptop is hard to ignore. This is one heck of an impressively-designed […]

Acer adds two new devices to TELA+

New to the TELA+ scheme, Acer is offering two distinctly different devices to help teachers perform to their best in the classroom.  How does it feel to join TELA+? Acer is extremely proud to be a part of the new TELA+ initiative working alongside Cyclone. We have been […]

My Endless Passion for Learning

By Chet Pipkin, Founder and CEO, Belkin International I’ve always been fascinated by history and global, broad-stroke thinking. I enjoy assessing the bigger picture and to look for the big and transformative changes that are taking place in the world. Back in the early 1980s it was clear […]

New look and new offers for TELA scheme

The Ministry’s TELA Scheme has been putting digital devices in the hands of school educators for years. Now under new management, it’s promising more choice, better deals and enhanced service, writes Paul Brislen. TELA has undergone the first major revision in its 17-year history, with Cyclone Computers taking […]

Concerned about mobile device misuse at school?

The arrival of mobile devices in classrooms is blurring the line between school and parental responsibility when it comes to student internet use. Linewize can help you understand and manage this across all devices and browsers, writes Scott Noakes. Keeping students cyber safe while teaching responsible internet use […]

March Magazine Out Now!

Issue 85 – Term 1, March 2018 To read more you can subscribe at Subscriptions start from just $1 a copy! INTERFACE News and Views  INTERFACEXpo 2018 – Registrations now open! Noticeboard Concerned about mobile device misuse at school? The arrival of mobile devices in classrooms is blurring […]

Interface Xpo 18 – Registrations Now Open!

Join us for a day jam-packed with information, ideas and inspiration. Presentations Michael Walmsley – Exploring computer programming and introducing it into the classroom. Adobe – Excellence with digital design Linewize – A new approach to Cybersafety Workshops Choose from break-out sessions on a wide selection of topics, including: Google for […]

Issue 85/86, March 2018

In every issue of INTERFACE, ‘File Share’, ‘Lesson Ideas’ and elsewhere feature a range of free tools and resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. And that’s not all. We can help to make the ICT journey easier and more attainable with a selection of free resources […]

Ready player one: Games aren’t just for playing

Computer games are often dismissed as nothing more than a way to fill in some down time but for one group of teachers joining gaming project ‘Super Street Arcade’ offered a way to deliver an authentic learning experience. Kids love playing games but for one group of teachers, […]

Education 3.0 in 2018

Education has changed a lot but needs to change more if our students are to be fully prepared for the world they’ll inhabit. Meet Education 3.0, the next step in the journey of education itself. According to the Education Commission, 40 per cent of employers are struggling to […]

Issue 83 – Term 4, November 2017

Issue 83 – Term 4, November 2017 Previous issues of Interface available for just $4.60, plus P&P, for orders in New Zealand. (Overseas rates available on request.) Click here to place and order. INTERFACE News and Views  Noticeboard Jumping in the ‘Cloud’ has changed everything Orere Primary School is […]