Category: Issue 71

Game design helps the learning cycle

The NZ Transport Agency’s Game Design Competition has prompted cross-curriculum delivery for a class of Year 9 students, writes Wayne Erb When students from Heretaunga College investigated potential road safety hazards on local streets, they took to their bikes. Before pedalling out the school gate, they strapped on […]

Reviews: Two options for your BYOD device

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know? There is a selection of new devices being pitched at the education market. INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams checks out two options for your BYOD device. Acer Aspire R3-131T You know how sometimes a device just feels good. Well, […]

What happens when the power goes out?

If the power fails, how will your school cope? Lexel investigates the implications for the classroom and beyond, and why you should seriously consider  Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). We all know the frustration of a power outage, from food going off in the now-warm fridge to having to […]

Acer offers the answer

When one solution for student devices wasn’t working, Whangarei Girls’ High School took the initiative and changed its supplier. It turned to Acer and hasn’t looked back, writes Lee Suckling. Whangarei Girls’ High School recently invested substantially in buying several hundred Acer laptops after the school’s previous solution […]

Taking the BYOD journey

St Mary’s College is in its second year of BYOD. Here we talk to Elena Grant about the direction they’ve chosen to take and the decisions they’ve made along the way. Can you describe your BYOD programme? 2015 was our first year of BYOD. We introduced it at […]