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Meet our last competition winners of the year

Thanks for so many entries in our latest competitions. There were some great prizes up for grabs. The most popular by far was the Zero-X Pulse Drone. Congratulations to Jason Des Forges, Victoria Avenue School, Auckland, who’s name was first out of the hat and will be taking […]

Look what comes extra with the November issue

Included with this issue of INTERFACE, you’ll find two highly useful additions. Firstly, plan your year ahead with Acer’s 2021 School Calendar. Stick it on your wall or have it handy for referencing important dates. Download your copy. Plus, there’s also a copy of the ‘2021 Ultimate IT […]

Blocks DIY Drone

Build it, then fly it. For young minds wanting to learn about flying, the Blocks DIY Drone is a fun and educational place to start. This simple, self-assembly quadcopter comes with all the pieces and parts, just snap them together. It performs in three flight modes, and includes […]

Sphero Mini

Sphero Mini packs plenty of fun into a tiny, app-controlled, programmable robot roughly the size of a ping pong ball. With almost an hour of usage time, it comes with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and LED lights within its hard plastic shell, as well as three mini traffic cones […]

3-in-1 Charge and Sync Cable

The Extreme 3-in-1 Charge and Sync Cable could be the most useful cable you’ll ever use. Simple, lightweight, portable and convenient, take this durable multiple cord with you anywhere and be ready for almost any charging requirement. The cable comes with 8-pin Lightning, Micro USB and Type-C USB […]

Zuvio VR Goggles

Ergonomically designed and with great visual effects, the Zuvio VR Glasses are an excellent introduction to the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Suitable for Android and iOS smartphones (4-to-6-inch), you can watch 3D videos/movies and play 3D games. The case uses high quality ABS and 42mm diameter aspheric […]

Review: TravelMate Spin B3

What I look for most in devices is how fit they are for the purpose they’re intended. Acer’s new TravelMate Spin B3 is designed for the classroom … and I can safely say it definitely ticks the fit-for-purpose box. Straight out of the box, it has a solid, […]

Learning to teach with VR

Virtual Reality specialist VR Voom is running courses for educators to learn about using VR technology in their classrooms. 1-December or 18 January: Virtual Reality (VR) Experience & Education. Full day of professional learning and development day for educators. Newmarket, Auckland 20-22 January: Teaching Teachers How to Code […]

Science Fiction Science Future is here!

The future is now! Group bookings are available for MOTAT’s Science Fiction Science Future, a new immersive and hands-on exhibition that will spark curiosity around science and innovation in your students. HG Wells science fiction novel ‘War of the Worlds’ inspired the invention of the first liquid-fueled rocket. […]

New lessons in Minecraft on The Great War

The team at Minecraft: Education Edition has released a series of lessons – in the History & Culture section – to assist educators and students examine key elements of WWI. Topics covered include the causes of war, communication, strategy, and remembrance. Find out more about Minecraft lessons at […]