Category: Article

FREE Microsoft education roadshow

Join representatives from Cyclone and Microsoft for a 90-minute session to hear about new education developments. ‘The session is designed to upskill and help staff be ready to make the most of Microsoft with the education environment.’ Tools being discussed will include: Windows 10, OfficeMix, Office 365, OneNote, […]

FREE Creative Commons poster

Share, Remix, Reuse … and all legally. Inside this issue of INTERFACE is a free poster explaining how different Creative Commons licences work and how the material they protect can be used. It’s not only great information to know but it’ll look great on the wall of your […]

Choosing Epson for projector upgrade

When St Margaret’s College upgraded its AV capabilities recently, Epson’s ‘impressive’ and ‘flexible’ EB-485Wi and EB-585Wi interactive ultra-short throw projectors proved the perfect solution. “The upgrade came about for two reasons,” said Technical Systems Manager Blake Richardson. “Firstly, due to the Canterbury earthquakes, we lost more than 80 […]

Protect and control with Computrace

Concerned about security? Absolute Computrace can provide schools with comprehensive control over their computing devices with a hidden on-board chip, writes Andrew Fergus. Keeping hardware and data protected against theft and loss is becoming an increasing challenge for schools. One answer could be ‘Persistence Technology’ from Computrace, which […]

The world is heading towards solar – are you?

Schoolgen was one of the earliest adopters of solar in the country and has now installed free solar panel arrays on more than 80 schools across New Zealand.  By 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that nearly 30 per cent of the world’s electricity demand will be […]

Students design and sell reusable shopping bags

When a group of Year 8 students from Ross Intermediate identified a problem in their local community, they came up with an ecological and economical solution, as they explain. In Term 1, our class learnt about something we called ‘community media’. This is where you see a problem […]

BBC Micro Bit computer’s final design revealed

The BBC has revealed the final design of the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized computer set to be given to about one million UK-based children in October. The device – which features a programmable array of red LED lights – includes two buttons and a built-in motion sensor that […]

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect your Data

By Bruce Schneier Cellphone providers can track location. Search histories are recorded. Emails can be read. Almost any digital data online can not only be stored but also manipulated. If you’re grappling with ways to keep data secure – whether your own, your students’ or your school’s – […]

Xpo 2015: Three super student videos

We invited students from Waihi School (Christchurch), Greenpark School (Tauranga) and St Kentigern Boys’ School (Auckland) to create videos of the three INTERFACE Xpo events this year. “We received three fantastic videos from the three video crews,” said INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams.” Thanks to you all for creating these […]

The tale of N4L and the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a new addition to N4L’s Managed Network connection packages and is proving a useful tool to help the company proactively manage your school’s connection in real time. The Pi is a small computer that gets plugged into the managed router which improves N4L’s ability to remotely identify […]