Category: Article

Education and information in isolation

Niua School is in Pukapuka, one of the most isolated places in the Pacific. Matthew Easterbrook recalls his experiences visiting and how the small school’s making big steps towards utilising technology as a learning and teaching tool. The distinctive shape of a stingray is visible as the three […]

Yahoo and NetSafe exchange safety ideas

Last month, Yahoo’s Connie Chung came to New Zealand to work with NetSafe. She experienced the online challenges we face and plans to use what she’s learned to help make the internet a safer place for Kiwis. At Yahoo, we’re focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring […]

Projection in action

Wellington’s Queen Margaret College has implemented several interactive technologies over the past few years. However, it’s the latest acquisition that has added a truly new dimension to the classroom, writes Lee Suckling. When he started looking, Richard Knuckey thought he was in the market for just another short-throw […]

Seamless swapover from Windows XP to 8.1

Knowing Microsoft was ending support for its XP operating system, Ponsonby Primary in Auckland has made the switch to Windows 8.1 – it proved a “seamless” process and the school’s already loving the results. On April 8, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. What that means is […]

Watchdog to hold seminars on internet usage

Are you moving onto the N4L? Do you plan on introducing a BYOD programme? Watchdog is holding a series of seminars across the country to help schools manage their internet usage. “With the introduction of BYOD, free internet access and an increase in devices using the net, many […]

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

The exam revision season is approaching. It’s when students want as much information as possible at their fingertips. So how about if you could touch a screen and download all the lesson materials you need? Not just broadly relevant, generic materials, but the actual classes you’ve studied, video and […]

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 […]