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Issue 106 – Term 2, July 2021

. INTERFACE NEWS AND VIEWS NOTICEBOARD Introducing the new face of education at Microsoft New Zealand ETV: When C3PO and Marvin (the Paranoid Android) met for a coffee at the Hard Robotics Café … The Mind Lab: The impact of our teachers on half a million kiwi kids […]

Issue 104 – Term 1, March 2021

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 an order for a back copy. Or you can subscribe at Subscriptions start from just $1 a copy! Inside this issue … . INTERFACE NEWS AND VIEWS […]

Dealing with the growing pile of e-waste

Slowly but surely, the world is drowning in e-waste. Old computers. Broken printers. Obsolete smartphones. Unwanted gadgets. Tangled knots of cords and wires. What can you and your school do to tackle the problem? INTERFACE investigates. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more […]

Lift your teaching to a whole new level

What’s not to like about drones? They offer a heap of learning opportunities. They’re increasingly affordable. They’re not too hard to use (with a little practice). And they’re fun. Could drones add a new dimension to your teaching? Let’s take a look. This article is exclusive to the […]

Xpo Registrations Open

Next year’s INTERFACEXpo will mark our 10th anniversary. We’re delighted to reach this milestone and welcome you to join us in 2020. If you want to find out about the latest digital technology trends and solutions for your school, this is a day not to be missed. Be […]

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 […]