Category: Article

Facebook joins Kiwi students to tackle online teen bullying

Central Otago-based anti-bullying organisation Sticks ‘n Stones has announced a pioneering partnership with a global tech company that will help take its online safety message and initiatives into high schools across New Zealand. Facebook is joining forces with Sticks ‘n Stones, a youth-driven group, to offer secondary schools […]

Taking the ocean into the classroom with NZ-VR

The Sir Peter Blake Trust, in partnership with New Zealand Geographic, has unveiled ‘NZ-VR’ – an experimental and free learning programme that aims to connect students with the marine environment through virtual reality (VR). Launching in early 2019, NZ-VR is a free initiative for schools that allows students […]

Students lead the way at WeLearn 2018

Last month, students from 15 North Shore schools attended WeLearn 2018. The event showcases what schools are doing with digital technology and students became the teachers for the day running workshops and presentations, writes Joe Lanning. “This year there were 15 schools, 150 kids and 45 teachers that took […]

Free copies of INTERFACE

Help is spread the word about INTERFACE If you know a teacher or school that doesn’t receive INTERFACE, tell them to get in touch. We’ll send them a complimentary copy of the upcoming March issue (plus a couple of back copies, as well). We’re sure they’ll enjoy it […]

All Kiwi schools get the licence to Chrome

Starting today, 1 November, as part of an agreement between Google and the New Zealand Ministry of Education, all state and state-integrated schools across New Zealand will be able to start claiming Ministry funded Chrome Education licences to manage new and existing unmanaged Chromebooks. “The licence allows schools […]

Minecraft competition 2018: Entries now closed

Thanks to everyone who entered our School-gen Minecraft ‘Eco-house’ Competition 2018. Entries are now closed.  We received a huge response and record number of entries. There were some truly awesome designs – well done to everyone who took part! The judges are now hard at work determining this […]

Teacher training for Minecraft: Education Edition

Interested in finding out more about Minecraft and how you could use it in your classroom? Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition team will be hosting an exclusive, private training day for teachers on Tuesday 30 October. During this one-day training, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, […]

Minecraft: Competition entries close on Friday

Just a reminder that if you’re planning to enter our Minecraft competition, don’t delay! Entries close on Friday, 28 September (the last day of Term 3).  Thanks to everyone who has already entered – there are some awesome designs. Good luck to you all! For full details go […]

Win! A Folding Laptop Cooler

Laptop getting too hot? Reduce heat build-up with a Folding Laptop Cooler. Simply unfold the four supports and place your laptop onto it. Power up the fan by connecting to a USB port. The fan starts once connected; a blue LED light will illuminate to show it’s operating. […]

Win! Pandora Box 5S – 999 Arcade Games Console

Take a trip down memory lane to a time when video games were just simple games with the Pandora Gaming Console (King of Fighters Edition). It boasts 999 retro, built-in games, including Street Fighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PuzzleBobble, Pocket Fighter, Donkey Kong, and WWF. There’s an extensive […]