Author Archives

pc

Issue 93 – Term 2 May 19

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. Or you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 a copy! INTERFACE News and Views Noticeboard ETV offers new creation and sharing […]

Issue 95 – Term 3, August 2019

INTERFACE News and Views INTERFACE Minecraft Student Competition 2019 Noticeboard Get yourself set for a smart, new and easy way to watching ETV Plan a visit to the Mind Lab at MOTAT Schools better equipped for cyber threats N4L completes the Managed Network Upgrade. Dealing with the growing […]

Using AR to teach maths to kids with Cerebral Palsy

‘The Wizard World of Numbers’ is a locally-developed Augmented Reality (AR) app that’s helping to teach basic maths to students with Cerebral Palsy, writes Raj Parikh.  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 […]

The ups and downs of teaching with drones

With drones becoming increasingly available and affordable, Andre Kneepkens decided the time was right to introduce them into his coding and robotics programme at Maidstone Intermediate School. 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 […]

The Matanga project: PLD for a revised curriculum

Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) recently gained funding from the Ministry of Education for a new initiative to provide professional learning and development for school teachers. Meet the Matanga (Expert Mentor) Project. The ability to function in a technologically mediated world and be future-focused is a global and […]

Is your teaching game for a change?

Games can definitely be fun and engaging but do they deliver improved learning outcomes? Here teachers share their experiences of how games (digital and otherwise) are playing a beneficial part in the classroom.  This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can […]

New network offers digital support for teachers

Funded by the Ministry of Education, CS4S Teachers’ Network supports educators working with the Digital Technology Curriculum in Years 1 to 10. It aims to grow their expertise and create a collaborative community, writes Nicola Kenny. PLANT the seed As a teacher, you have a wonderful opportunity to […]

Win! A Sony Portable Wireless Speaker

Take your favourite sounds wherever you go with the SRS-XB01 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker from Sony. This ultra-compact but full-range 1.5-inch speaker is small enough to throw into most bags or even your pocket. The stylish, two-tone design matches a strap, so you can hang the XB01 […]

Win! An LED Astronaut Light

Need some extra light? Then how about an out-of-this-world, LED Astronaut Light? Just plug it into your computer and this super bright, USB-powered light offers 12 lumens – more than enough to help you to see what you’re doing. Open the visor to turn on (close to turn […]

Win! Littlecodr – Kids Coding Game

Littlecodr is an educational and fun card game that introduces the basic principles of computer coding to young students (it’s aimed at Years 1-3 but anyone can use them). Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this game lets players use simple action cards to ‘program’ their parents or friends to […]

March Magazine Out Now!

Issue 92 – Term 1, March 2019 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. Or you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 a copy! Survey: A Snapshot of […]