Category: Article

ActivPanels in action

After more than seven years with interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in every classroom, Hamilton’s Berkley Normal Middle School decided it was time for a change and swapped to ActivPanels, touch-capable, LED displays, writes Lee Suckling.  “In our school, we’re really well resourced. We see digital tools as vital, and […]

Last chance to start the Mind Lab’s postgrad course in March

Applications close soon for the March intake of the Mind Lab by Unitec’s ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning). Make sure you get in quick to secure your spot on this 32-week part-time programme taking place in Auckland, Gisborne, Wellington, Christchurch, Rotorua and Whangarei. PLUS, […]

Going through a visioning process

As part of our ‘The Challenge of Change‘ feature, ACTIVboard’s Murray Thoms assesses what needs to happen before change. “Before spending any money, I would recommend that schools complete an audit of their existing ICT assets, as part of an overall visioning process, giving staff a clear picture […]

Registrations are now open – book your place!

BYOD? MLE? 3D Printing? Robotics? Chromebooks? Flipping? Coding? Whatever’s on your tech radar, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2016. If you make the ICT decisions for your school (or are part of the decision-making process) this is a day not to be missed, with presentations, workshops, an exhibition, and […]

WANTED: Your experiences using 3D printing

Are you using 3D printing in your classroom? If so, we want to hear from you for an upcoming ‘special issue’ on 3D printing. We want you to tell us about your experiences using this type of teaching solution. Just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams […]

10% discount to attend EduTECH 2016

EduTECH International Congress and Expo 2016 is being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 30 May to 1 June. It consists of one large exhibition and eight parallel conferences, and is your chance to attend Asia-Pacific’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest education event. Keynote speakers include […]

Robotics: From No-bots to Go-bots

Last year was my first teaching robotics. We began a Robotic Club using EV3 Lego Mindstorms, which quickly found its legs and became firmly established across the Preparatory School. It was a fantastic learning experience; the children were enthralled, writes Briony Marks, St Andrew’s College, Christchurch. We began with […]

Equico and APPA PD programme offers $20,000 for grants

Successful Principals collaborate, communicate and share responsibility with teachers, staff and Principals of other schools, positively impacting their own school and further afield. However, successful collaboration relies on a number of factors, including vitally important professional development, and too often this is overlooked in light of more pressing […]

The challenge of change

Does your technology need updating? If you’re facing change – or just checking out your options – there’s way more to think about than simply swapping devices and downloading a few new apps, writes David Kinane. In the not too distant past, ICT and computers in schools were […]

Game design creates collaborative ‘hum’

Wellington  teacher Diana-Grace Morris makes time for her students to design games in class because it fosters a unique interaction among them she doesn’t see in any other learning activities, writes Wayne Erb. There is an energetic rise and fall of sound when a class of Year 7-8 […]