Category: Article

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 […]

INTERFACE Xpo 2016: Meet our keynote Ian Taylor

Delegates at this year’s INTERFACE Xpo are in for a technological treat – Ian Taylor will be our keynote speaker at the three events. Ian is founder of Animation Research Limited. He was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2009 and is one of New Zealand’s […]

Winner announced of NEXT Foundation’ Expert Teacher Award

Congratulations to Aorere College’s Gareth Haddon who has been awarded the NEXT Foundation’s Expert Teacher Award and received a $5,000 cash prize. Runners up Wayne Widdowson from Gulf Harbour School and Savelina Lepou of Mt Roskill Primary School both in Auckland, were also recognised. The award was made at the graduation ceremony […]

Join Microsoft’s ‘Digital Learning Experience’

Want to re-imagine learning but don’t know where to start? Enter Microsoft’s ‘Digital Learning Experience’. “Introducing digital learning can be challenging. Especially when it requires new teaching techniques, technology competencies and perhaps even rethinking the physical spaces in your school. “Microsoft New Zealand and our partners have made […]

New faces and new ideas for Xpo 2016

If you’ve already registered for INTERFACEXpo 16, we look forward to seeing you there. If not, don’t miss out. Book your spot. You won’t be disappointed. “We have an exciting day planned, with a great line-up of presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibition stands,” said INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams. […]

Conference: MCPA invites you to ‘Energise’

In association with Cyclone, Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association (MCPA) presents ‘Energise’, a conference for 21st Century teaching and learning. It’s being held 28-2 9 April, at Hotel Ashburton, in Ashburton, Canterbury – and proudly sponsored by INTERFACE Magazine. Be inspired by international and local educators, including keynote speakers […]

Wanted: Your ‘coding’ experiences

Are you using coding in your classroom? If so, we want to hear from you for an upcoming ‘special feature’ on computer programming. We want you to tell us about your experiences, successes and advice using computer programming with your students. Just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor […]

Free Apple TV with LG Television

ACTIVboardNZ is offering a FREE Apple TV to schools who purchase or rent the latest LG Commercial Grade TV with a Mobile Stand in Term 1, 2016 (some T&Cs apply). “It’s the ideal mobile display system for a BYOD environment,” said Murray Thoms, “and ACTIVboardNZ is offering a […]

Get serious with tech

New Zealand’s technology sector is facing a shortage of skilled digital workers. HPE’s David Eaton believes part of the solution is including digital skills in the Curriculum from a young age and upskilling teachers to use digital technology more effectively. David Eaton has identified a number of challenges […]