Category: Article

‘Game on’ for empathy in learning

Empathy meets technology when students consider the people they are designing outcomes for – be it a piece of writing, a technology product or a game design, writes Wayne Erb. Philippa Nicoll Antipas’ laptop slips just as we begin to chat via Skype and suddenly I have a […]

Review: Drive coding with Sphero SPRK

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 a new robotic and coding addition. Sphero SPRK Edition There’s only one thing better than a Sphero […]

Liking the Lync solution

When Bay of Plenty Polytechnic needed to upgrade its communications capability, Lexel Education Solutions answered the call. It came up with the perfect solution by identifying and installing Microsoft Lync. Meeting the challenge The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BOPP) needed to replace its existing PABX system with a […]

Networked projectors offer easy access

How often do you want to access the internet but can’t because your device is connected via Wi-Fi to the classroom projector? It’s one or the other … but not both. St Andrew’s College has worked with Epson to find a way to do things differently. “Epson gave […]

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 […]