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Spring Equinox Sun Survey and Infographic competition

Schoolgen is offering teachers and students the chance to be part of an awesome, astronomical event – and an ingenious, infographic challenge. At the Spring Equinox (23 September), our beautiful planet is perfectly balanced between the winter and summer solstices. And to highlight this special event, Schoolgen has […]

Issue 79 – Term 2, May 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. INTERFACEXPO 2017 – Are you coming? Don’t miss out! INTERFACE News and Views Noticeboard New app tells parents what’s happening at school The Parent […]

Win an Ultra Thin Power Bank!

Don’t get caught short or cut off! The Ultra Thin Power Bank from Antares offers a power boost when you’re on the go. Suitable for most mobile phones with a micro USB connector, it comes with a 2600mAh capacity, which is between a half and full charge on […]

Win Minecraft Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress!

Looking for something to create in Minecraft? Or just some inspiration? Minecraft Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress is a medieval-themed building book, packed with guides, schematics and ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle. It features dozens of builds, ranging from sturdy walls and turrets, to […]

Win Epson Expression Premium XP-900!

Print. Copy. Scan. Whatever you need doing, the all-purpose Epson Expression Premium XP-900 (RRP $399) can do it. A compact and stylish ‘Small-in-One’ multifunctional printer, it has all the functions you need for photos, documents and more. Print borderless photos up to A3 and for easy photo enhancements […]

Students use 3D printing to tackle global issues

A Christchurch school’s students are using 3D modelling and printing to build board games – and discover new ways of thinking to solve world problems, explains The Mind Lab’s Catherine Johnson. Year 9 and 10 students at Te Kura Kaupapa Ma-ori O Te wha-nua Tahi are visiting The […]

Keeping a copy of OneNote Class Notebooks

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook and a popular tool in schools that’s used for collecting information and multi-user collaboration. Here Sam McNeill explores how a new feature lets you take your OneNote Class Notebooks wherever you go. One of the most common questions that I get asked by students […]

Review: Apple iPad

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know? There is a selection of new devices being pitched at the education market. INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams checks out a new version of an old favourite. I bought my first iPad some seven years ago. It’s […]

Review: Belkin Classic Pro Backpack

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 […]

Win an ION Smartphone Stand!

  Need a stand for your smartphone*? The simple but effective ION Phone Stand could be the answer. This compact gadget is the same size as a credit card – measuring just 8.5cm × 5.4cm – so it slips easily into a pocket, bag or wallet. To use, […]

Schools can do amazing things in the cloud

The introduction of ‘cloud technology’ provides all schools with a landmark opportunity to transform learning, increase efficiencies and reduce overheads, writes Anne Taylor. Yes, the ‘Cloud’ can be complex but not when you have the right guidance from suppliers and partners. They’ll look after all the technical details […]