Author Archives

pc

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 […]

November Magazine Out Now!

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 […]

Jumping in the ‘Cloud’ has changed everything

From having unreliable internet and lacking faith in computers a little more than a year ago, Orere Primary School is now flying high and a lighthouse school for Microsoft’s Cloud Transformation Project. Orere School Principal Kerry Forse. It’s been quite a start to life at Orere Primary School […]

Review: HP Elite x2 1012 G2

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know? New devices are being pitched at the education market all the time. INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams checks out an upgrade to a TELA favourite. HP chose well when it decided to call this range ‘Elite’. The […]

Issue 82 – Term 3, September 2017

Issue 82 – Term 3, September 2017 MAIN FEATURE: Are you making the most of your tech investment? Getting the best from your digital technology is not just about choosing carefully what to buy. It’s also about being smart when you’ve already spent your money. PLUS; File share, […]

Shaping a new digital vision for teaching

The way we live, learn and work is changing rapidly. We rely on connectivity and digital technology to interact, to acquire new skills, to innovate and thrive. New minister Clare Curran shares a few thoughts about how she sees her Ministerial roles in supporting the changing nature of […]

Meet our Minecraft marvels for 2017

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s INTERFACE Student Minecraft Competition. Your efforts to design the perfect eco-house were outstanding! Judging was extremely tough. But we’ve made our decisions. Congratulations, the winners are … Primary (Years 1-6) Winner Alex Gray, Worser Bay School Runners-up Joshua, Ferguson, Jai, Christian, […]

December Magazine Out Now!

Issue 84 – Term 4, December 2017 INTERFACE News and Views  Noticeboard Student competition winners: Meet our Minecraft marvels for 2017 Shaping a new digital vision for teaching The Hon Clare Curran shares a few thoughts about how she sees her new role as Minister of Broadcasting, Communications […]

Transforming learning … and saving $150,000

As a partner in the Ministry of Education Cloud Transformation Project, Nayland College has saved more than $150,000 in two years and transformed learning with a powerful suite of teaching tools from Microsoft. Thanks to the SNUP programme and investment by the school, Nayland College has a leading-edge […]