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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 […]

Win! A Folding Laptop Cooler

Laptop getting too hot? Reduce heat build-up with a Folding Laptop Cooler. Simply unfold the four supports and place your laptop onto it. Power up the fan by connecting to a USB port. The fan starts once connected; a blue LED light will illuminate to show it’s operating. […]

Win! Pandora Box 5S – 999 Arcade Games Console

Take a trip down memory lane to a time when video games were just simple games with the Pandora Gaming Console (King of Fighters Edition). It boasts 999 retro, built-in games, including Street Fighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PuzzleBobble, Pocket Fighter, Donkey Kong, and WWF. There’s an extensive […]

Win! Gumption: The Enterprising Business Game

Gumption… grit, guts, savvy and moxie. Initiative, enterprise and resourcefulness. Developed by Ormiston College’s Mark Snoad, the award-winning board game ‘Gumption’ certainly lives up to its name. Players compete against each other in a race to be the first to own the resources of two New Zealand businesses. […]

Win! An EPSON ET-2710

Epson NZ has announced that it is expanding its EcoTank large volume ink tank range and introducing an additional six new models – including the ET-2710. This is a wireless all-in-one printer that features a revamped, compact design and integrated front-facing ink tanks to make using them even […]

WIN! A Solar-Powered Power Bank

Should you find yourself away from the mains supply, this nifty Solar-Powered Power Bank is just the thing to keep your device(s) topped up. From camping to blackouts to emergency situations, no matter where you are, you’ll always have power thanks to the sun’s energy. Splashproof and shockproof, […]

May Issue Out Now!

Issue 93 – Term 2, May 2019 Noticeboard INTERFACE News and Views ETV offers new creation and sharing options with V.5 What is The Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge? INTERFACEXpo 2019: Have you booked your spot? Education equality project reaches out to rural China Seeing learning inequality between […]