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Learn keyboard finger placement with Acer

Included with the latest issue of INTERFACE is your guide to keyboard finger placement from Acer. Inside is a colour-coded guide to the sections of the keyboard where you place each finger and thumb. For example, your left middle finger should be used for the keys 3, E, […]

Meet our latest competition winners

There were some awesome prizes up for grabs in the last issue. Thanks to everyone who entered. Here are the winners. Charging devices will never be the same again for Karen Crosbie, Excellere College, Whangarei, and Carolyn Milne, Reefton Area School, West Coast, who both won a Three-in-One […]

STEAM: The perfect way to promote all-round learning

STEAM learning represents a turning point in learning as it creates a bridge between subjects that were traditionally studied separately. Combined with the latest Acer education technology, this makes it an effective enabler to engage students in an unprecedented way. The synergy of science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

TENZ 2021 National Conference goes online

Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) has announced that its annual conference in October is switching to an online format. In a statement it said: “While it was a difficult decision to cancel the face-to-face version of our conference, we still aim to make the most of our great line-up […]

The Ministry of Education and Google announce new deals

Chrome Education Upgrade Licences The Ministry of Education and Google have signed a new partnership agreement allowing state and state integrated schools to continue to claim the Ministry-funded Chrome Education Upgrade Licences for eligible Chromebook devices, School-owned, leased and student BYOD Chromebooks are eligible to apply for the Ministry-funded […]

Home Learning TV is back

From today, Home Learning TV is returning and featuring educational lessons, as well as entertaining content for children. This time around Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will take over TVNZ’s DUKE+1 daytime schedule between 9am and 1pm on week days, with programmes and lessons for children aged 2 […]

Acer guide to enhancing online schooling

Looking for ideas and advice for enhancing remote learning? Check out Acer’s report ‘Schooling Online During Periods of Disruption’. It discusses the challenges that online learning has brought to the surface, particularly with technology, and will provide some best practices and tips that have been developed by teachers […]

Third STEM activity added to The Wonder Project

The Power Challenge is a new, free in-school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) programme. Part of The Wonder Project, its aims to help students learn how different energy sources can be used to create electricity and deliver power to New Zealand’s homes and communities.  From the beginning […]