Category: Article

It’s all go for INTERFACE 2016!

Just hours to go now until the start of INTERFACE Xpo 2016. We’ve got a great day planned and we look forward to kicking off the roadshow at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa tomorrow! We’ll then travel up to Taupo (Great Lake Centre) for Monday and Auckland (Vodafone […]

Introducing Microsoft’s Digital Learning Experience

Want to re-imagine learning but don’t know where to start? Microsoft is offering schools the chance to explore the future of learning with a free ‘Digital Learning Experience’, writes Anne Taylor. Every school is excited by the potential of digital learning – from greater student engagement and higher […]

Why are teachers heading back to school?

As momentum continues to grow around The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning), two schools share their experiences of this innovative and exciting programme. The Gardens School, Auckland When Principal Susannah Fowler offered teachers the chance to participate in the postgraduate […]

‘Two for one’ offer and more from ACTIVboardNZ

ACTIVboardNZ has a number of great offers for schools during Term 2. Don’t miss out!  “We’re wanting to support the many schools who have adopted mobile technology in the classroom,” said Murray Thoms. “For Term 2, we will be bundling Apple TVs with our popular 55” ActivStation teaching and learning platform, […]

Solving the case of the missing ‘E’

It certainly caught a few people’s eyes – even our own printer called to check we hadn’t made a mistake on the cover of the last issue. But no, we hadn’t left off the ‘E’ by mistake. Or changed our name to ‘INTERFAC’. As you’ll recall, the feature […]

Sign up for the Advance Education Technology Summit

Conferenz and NZ Tech bring best practice in pedagogy and education technology to New Zealand with the Advance Education Technology Summit in July. The event is is about connecting communities and experiences to learn about the best ways to use technology in our schools – at the same […]

Game design helps the learning cycle

The NZ Transport Agency’s Game Design Competition has prompted cross-curriculum delivery for a class of Year 9 students, writes Wayne Erb When students from Heretaunga College investigated potential road safety hazards on local streets, they took to their bikes. Before pedalling out the school gate, they strapped on […]

Reviews: Two options for your BYOD device

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know? There is a selection of new devices being pitched at the education market. INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams checks out two options for your BYOD device. Acer Aspire R3-131T You know how sometimes a device just feels good. Well, […]

What happens when the power goes out?

If the power fails, how will your school cope? Lexel investigates the implications for the classroom and beyond, and why you should seriously consider  Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). We all know the frustration of a power outage, from food going off in the now-warm fridge to having to […]

Acer offers the answer

When one solution for student devices wasn’t working, Whangarei Girls’ High School took the initiative and changed its supplier. It turned to Acer and hasn’t looked back, writes Lee Suckling. Whangarei Girls’ High School recently invested substantially in buying several hundred Acer laptops after the school’s previous solution […]

Taking the BYOD journey

St Mary’s College is in its second year of BYOD. Here we talk to Elena Grant about the direction they’ve chosen to take and the decisions they’ve made along the way. Can you describe your BYOD programme? 2015 was our first year of BYOD. We introduced it at […]