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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 […]

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 […]

Are you picking up STEAM in your classroom?

It’s more than simply building robots and doing science experiments. STEAM is about applying knowledge from multiple learning areas to solve real-world problems. Here we explore way educators are integrating maths, science, art, engineering, and technology into hands-on learning activities. This article is exclusive to the print version […]