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Know the facts with the Ministry’s…

Now is the time to act! 2020 is just around the corner. Here the Ministry of Education is busting some common myths around the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in the National Curriculum. The revised Technology Learning Area and Hangarau Wāhanga Ako – which schools […]

Are you ready for robots in your classroom?

Robotics has its challenges and teaching with robots can certainly add a layer of complexity. However, don’t be put off and relegate it to the ‘too hard’ basket. The activity can have huge rewards, bringing engaging and effective learning into your classroom, as you will see. This article […]

What is the Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech) Challenge?

Partnering with the Ministry of Education, the IT industry is supporting the introduction of the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content into schools and kurawith the Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge. The Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech) Challenge is split into two different formats to suit […]

Issue 94 – Term 2, July 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 an order for a back copy. Or you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 a copy! Inside this issue … INTERFACE News and Views […]

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

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 an order for a back copy. Or you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 a copy! Inside this issue … INTERFACE News and Views […]

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 […]