Category: Article

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A huge thanks for taking part in our reader survey. Your feedback is important and much appreciated, helping us to better understand the challenges of digital technology in schools and keep bringing you our great magazine!  If you included your details, you will go into a draw to […]

Book your place at INTERFACEXpo 2019

It could be coding, virtual reality, 3D printing or robotics. BYOD, LMS or MLE. Chromebooks or iPads. Whatever your school’s future direction with digital technology, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2019. We’ll be holding three events next term in Christchurch, Napier and Auckland – all are free to […]

Wellington hosts Primary Teachers’ Conference next month

Book your place at the New Zealand Primary School Teachers’ Conference in Wellington on 15-16 April. “We are excited to host two days of learning, collaboration, networking and inspiration,” said the organisers. “This conference will provide an array of professional development opportunities for all Primary and Intermediate Teachers. With […]

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 […]

Student-led training unlocks the power of peers

Since 2013, student group Sticks ‘n Stones has been challenging bullying behaviours. Now it’s teamed up with Facebook to take its augmented training programme nationwide and is looking for schools to sign up and take part. According to Netsafe, a third of kiwi teens spend four hours or […]