Category: Article

WIN a USB Mug Warmer

  How often do you make yourself a hot drink, only to forget about it and come back to a stone-cold cuppa? Well, no more. That’s right, no more tepid tea or cold coffee! Wave goodbye to not-so-hot chocolate and slightly warm soup, thanks to the ‘USB Mug […]

Win Help! My students write like they text

IMHO, LOL, OIC, OMG. If you’ve read students’ writing recently, chances are you’ve come across terms like these. If you’re becoming more and more perplexed to see them using texting talk in their homework and writing assignments, help is at hand. In this book, English teacher Jennifer French […]

Could you be a Code Champions school?

Code Champions is a new initiative supported by INTERFACE that’s offering after-school computer programming. After a successful first year, it’s looking for schools where it can host coding classes. “We hold courses at schools but deal directly with parents,” said Greg Adams, Publisher of INTERFACE and founder of Code […]

VR + maths = mind blowing!

Known for his digital innovation and creativity in teaching, the Microsoft HoloLens team knew Subash Chandar K was just the person to try out Virtual Reality with his maths class – and the results were amazing.  “Virtual Reality is something that’s interested me for a long time – […]

Come inside the classroom of the future

While Virtual Reality has been on many educators’ radars for a while, it has gained prominence in the last few years as the technology evolves, and gear and content become more readily available. What part can VR play in education and where will it take learning in years […]

‘Digital Passport’ for your new curriculum journey

The Mind Lab by Unitec has launched ‘Digital Passport’, a new video-based learning platform that aims to empower and enable teachers to get the best from the new Ministry’s Digital Technologies Curriculum. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe […]

Dealing with a curriculum for the new digital world

Released last term, schools have two years to study and implement the new Digital Technologies/Hangarau Matihiko (DT/HM) Curriculum. David Kinane explores your next move into this new digital world – and the support that’s available. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more […]

New solution offers cyber safety at school and home

The new, wrap-around ecosystem approach from Family Zone Education Solutions enables cyber safety anywhere, any time, on any device. This means kids stay safe online whether at school, on the move or at home, explains Tim Levy.  Keeping students safe and focused whilst delivering digital learning and modern […]

Looking at an interactive future with ActivPanels

At the beginning of last year, Ferguson Intermediate School upgraded its interactive whiteboards to new Promethean ActivPanels – and it hasn’t taken long for them to transform teaching and learning, writes Imteeaz Mohammed. It’s safe to say that the installation of the new Promethean ActivPanels created a great […]

Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge launches

A new digital technology competition is launching today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology. The Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge is part of a broader initiative to help teachers introduce the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum […]