Category: Article

Let’s hear it for our Minecraft maestros 2018

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s Minecraft competition – and to School-gen for its support. The challenge was to build a home that was energy efficient and had a low environmental impact. We received some amazingly creative designs. Judging was extremely tough. Congratulations to the winners of the […]

LESSON idea 18.13: Learning with drones

Objective: 8 educational ways to use drones in your lessons Age range: 5-1 8 Website: n/a Drone technology has evolved considerably in the last few years. With decreasing costs and increasing functionality, it’s an accessible and affordable option as a teaching tool. Here’s how: Method Motor Skills: Flying […]

The challenge of coding in the classroom (Part 2)

Following on from our feature on computer programming in the last issue, here three more teachers describe how they are already introducing coding with great success. 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 […]

Leasing lets you move with the digital times

When constantly fronting up the cash to buy the latest tech devices and gadgets simply isn’t an option, where does that leave your planning? Will 2019 be the year your school chooses leasing as a practical way to move with the digital times. This article is exclusive to […]

The year of the new digital curriculum

How are you facing up to the challenge of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum/Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum? Where will it fit in your classroom? David Kinane expects an exciting and transformative journey in the year ahead. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more […]

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 […]

Students lead the way at WeLearn 2018

Last month, students from 15 North Shore schools attended WeLearn 2018. The event showcases what schools are doing with digital technology and students became the teachers for the day running workshops and presentations, writes Joe Lanning. “This year there were 15 schools, 150 kids and 45 teachers that took […]

Free copies of INTERFACE

Help is spread the word about INTERFACE If you know a teacher or school that doesn’t receive INTERFACE, tell them to get in touch. We’ll send them a complimentary copy of the upcoming March issue (plus a couple of back copies, as well). We’re sure they’ll enjoy it […]