Category: Article

The view from INTERFACEXpo 2019

Wow, what a great three days we had for this year’s INTERFACEXpo. Thanks to everyone who joined us.  Starting in Lincoln, we travelled to Napier, and then onto Auckland. We heard from speakers on topics ranging from learning accessibility and Artificial Intelligence, to Adobe’s design tools and the 123 Tech […]

N4L’s Pond to close

After a wide ranging review, N4L has confirmed that it will be shutting down Pond. The platform will officially close Friday 28 June 2019. “We know that for some this will be very disappointing news – we’re disappointed too,” said CEO Larrie Moore. “The simple reality is that […]

Xpo19: The countdown has begun …

The countdown has begun. The truck’s on its way and it’s just four days until we kick off INTERFACEXpo 2019 in Lincoln. We’ll be hosting the first of three events at the Lincoln Events Centre on Friday (24 May). We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there – as […]

Support Pink Shirt Day on Friday

Don’t forget to give your support to Pink Shirt Day this week, on Friday 17 May. Celebrated annually around the globe, it began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new Year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing […]

Congrats to our latest competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our most recent competitions – check here for the latest groovy giveaways. The chance to win an Epson ET-2710 was very popular. First name out of the hat was Robyn Bennett, Stanmore Bay School, Whangaparaoa. We had five Gumption board games to win […]

Slip, slop, check the UV meter … and slap

It can be a challenge convincing kids that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a danger, especially on a cloudy day. Anthony Hill’s solution was to design and build a UV meter – so they could measure the levels for themselves. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. […]

Know the facts with the Ministry’s…

Now is the time to act! 2020 is just around the corner. Here the Ministry of Education is busting some common myths around the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in the National Curriculum. The revised Technology Learning Area and Hangarau Wāhanga Ako – which schools […]

Are you ready for robots in your classroom?

Robotics has its challenges and teaching with robots can certainly add a layer of complexity. However, don’t be put off and relegate it to the ‘too hard’ basket. The activity can have huge rewards, bringing engaging and effective learning into your classroom, as you will see. This article […]