Category: Article

Getty makes 35 million photos free to use

Getty Images, the world’s largest photo agency, has made vast swathes of its library free to use, in an effort to combat piracy. Millions of images – including famous shots of Marilyn Monroe and Barack Obama – will now be available without cost to blogs and social media […]

New app helping teachers to work

Student learning progress can now be tracked live with an app developed by a group of Taranaki teachers. Andy Evans and Felix Hartmann, of New Plymouth Boys’ High School, along with Felix’s brother, Moriz, of Woodleigh School, have created an app called App T. It allows teachers to […]

Paying for your technology

Technology presents many challenges and obstacles. Here INTERFACE discovers ways schools are getting staff interested and excited about using ICT. With the speed new computers, software and other ICT equipment comes out, it can sometimes be daunting for teachers to get their head around it all. This is […]

Be careful what your students leave behind

Be careful what your students leave behind How anonymous are your students when they go online? How private is their activity and the information it generates? Can you ensure their personal data is free from unwanted surveillance? David Kinane explores the challenges of privacy. As teachers, we have […]

Digging deep for virtual learning

Digging deep for virtual learning Two virrual field trip programmes this year aim to get students involved with nationally important road projects – ‘Memorial Park’ and ‘Waterview Connection’. Both provide teachers a rage of activities and experieces that will deepen learning across the curriculum, writes Wayne Erb. A […]

Examining and shaping our learning future

Examining and shaping our learning future From wearable technology and gestural interfaces, to new ways of teaching, the future of learning has some exciting possibilities believes e-learning guru Steve Wheeler. Here he talks to INTERFACE ahead of next month’s Telco Technology Services (TTS) mLearn events where he will be a […]

Learning that’s bigger than Texas

Learning that’s bigger than Texas A trip stateside has opened up a whole new world of e-learning and PD opportunities for Canterbury Principal Simon Mutch … not to mention some celebrity surprises, too, as he explains. When you hear the name Texas there are a number of things […]

Visualising science

Palmerston North Boys’ High School teacher Rick Jochem and his Year 13 Horticulture students won an AVerVision F50 visualiser in a competition last year. It hasn’t taken them long to explore the potential of key features, as he explains. OCR – Text Recognition The OCR function of the F50 is great […]

Offering technical support to displaced students

After the Christchurch earthquake, Mount Aspiring College used ICT to help displaced students keep learning, writes Laura Williamson. There weren’t many silver linings to the cloud that was Christchurch’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake last month. However, for students displaced by the quake, one positive has been that, thanks to […]

Taking exams online

Ever wondered what it would be like for a computer to mark exams for you? Strathallen College has been testing exam software that does just that and more, writes Matthew Humber. There are wide ranging debates amongst educational institutions as to the validity of online examinations, the focus […]