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Let’s hear it for our Minecraft maestros 2018

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s Minecraft competition – and to School-gen for its support. The challenge was to build a home that was energy efficient and had a low environmental impact. We received some amazingly creative designs. Judging was extremely tough. Congratulations to the winners of the […]

LESSON idea 18.13: Learning with drones

Objective: 8 educational ways to use drones in your lessons Age range: 5-1 8 Website: n/a Drone technology has evolved considerably in the last few years. With decreasing costs and increasing functionality, it’s an accessible and affordable option as a teaching tool. Here’s how: Method Motor Skills: Flying […]

The challenge of coding in the classroom (Part 2)

Following on from our feature on computer programming in the last issue, here three more teachers describe how they are already introducing coding with great success. 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 […]

Leasing lets you move with the digital times

When constantly fronting up the cash to buy the latest tech devices and gadgets simply isn’t an option, where does that leave your planning? Will 2019 be the year your school chooses leasing as a practical way to move with the digital times. This article is exclusive to […]

The year of the new digital curriculum

How are you facing up to the challenge of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum/Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum? Where will it fit in your classroom? David Kinane expects an exciting and transformative journey in the year ahead. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more […]

Facebook joins Kiwi students to tackle online teen bullying

Central Otago-based anti-bullying organisation Sticks ‘n Stones has announced a pioneering partnership with a global tech company that will help take its online safety message and initiatives into high schools across New Zealand. Facebook is joining forces with Sticks ‘n Stones, a youth-driven group, to offer secondary schools […]

Taking the ocean into the classroom with NZ-VR

The Sir Peter Blake Trust, in partnership with New Zealand Geographic, has unveiled ‘NZ-VR’ – an experimental and free learning programme that aims to connect students with the marine environment through virtual reality (VR). Launching in early 2019, NZ-VR is a free initiative for schools that allows students […]

The challenge of creating code in the classroom

The new Digital Technologies Curriculum is bringing fresh challenges to classrooms, among them computer programming. If you’re wondering where to start, here are some ways teachers are already introducing coding with great success. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can […]

Ready to be a Master of Contemporary Education?

Popular demand has prompted The Mind Lab to announce a second 2018 intake of its Master of Contemporary Education (MCE) programme. Launching earlier this year, the MCE is an extension of The Mind Lab’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning), which comprises the first 60 […]

Meeting the threat of being held to ransom

How safe is your school’s data from hackers? What should you do if you are attacked? Here Sarah Putt explores how a Taranaki school coped with a ransomware attack recently and what you should do if your school becomes a victim. This article is exclusive to the print […]

Digital learning with days at the museum

Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures is offering students with limited digital learning opportunities the chance to tell stories that matter to them. What stories could you tell if you had access to the exciting resources and collections at your local museum? That’s the opportunity – and challenge […]