My Endless Passion for Learning

By Chet Pipkin, Founder and CEO, Belkin International I’ve always been fascinated by history and global, broad-stroke thinking. I enjoy assessing the bigger picture and to look for the big and transformative changes that are taking place in the world. Back in the early 1980s it was clear […]

Bringing ‘Blockchain’ into educational data

It’s the high-profile technology propelling the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum but could ‘Blockchain’ also be a game-changer for education. Greg Adams investigates. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions start from just $1 […]

Concerned about mobile device misuse at school?

The arrival of mobile devices in classrooms is blurring the line between school and parental responsibility when it comes to student internet use. Linewize can help you understand and manage this across all devices and browsers, writes Scott Noakes. Keeping students cyber safe while teaching responsible internet use […]

Book your place at this year’s INTERFACEXpo

It could be BYOD or coding. Virtual Reality or robotics? LMS or MLE.  Chromebooks or iPads. Whatever your school’s next step with digital technology, you’ll find it at INTERFACEXpo 2018. And registrations are now open! Don’t miss your opportunity to attend. If you’re part of the digital development […]

Cyclone to run updated TELA

Cyclone has won the contract to manage TELA. From 1 March, it will be the sole provider of all parts of the Ministry of Education’s scheme. This programme currently includes the supply, support and maintenance of a laptop for every eligible teacher in all state and integrated schools […]

Brighter colours from new Epson projector

  Epson has launched its new EB-900. Key features include brighter colours and reliable performance – thanks to 3LCD, 3-chip technology – colour brightness up to 4,200 lumens, and WUXGA high-definition resolution (1920 x 1200) that’s suitable for presentations, videos, digital signage and more. Simply plug-in HDMI, USB […]

The Mind Lab joins forces with MOTAT

The Mind Lab by Unitec is partnering with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) to move its education programmes from their current Newmarket site to MOTAT’s premises in Auckland’s Western Springs.  From April 2018, learning specialists from The Mind Lab will run their Tech Toolbox, school and […]

Registrations opening soon

Mark the date in your diary. Registrations for this year’s INTERFACEXpo events will open on Wednesday 14 February.  Look out for the link and make sure you register your interest in joining us in Christchurch, Palmerston North or Auckland. And check out the next issue of INTERFACE for […]

Issue 85/86, March 2018

In every issue of INTERFACE, ‘File Share’, ‘Lesson Ideas’ and elsewhere feature a range of free tools and resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. And that’s not all. We can help to make the ICT journey easier and more attainable with a selection of free resources […]

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018!

Another year’s nearly done. How was the digital journey for you? From the cloud to coding, wearable tech to gamification, we hope our coverage of the e-learning world has both informed and inspired you! What will the next 12 months bring? We hope you enjoyed the December issue’s […]

Ready player one: Games aren’t just for playing

Computer games are often dismissed as nothing more than a way to fill in some down time but for one group of teachers joining gaming project ‘Super Street Arcade’ offered a way to deliver an authentic learning experience. Kids love playing games but for one group of teachers, […]

Education 3.0 in 2018

Education has changed a lot but needs to change more if our students are to be fully prepared for the world they’ll inhabit. Meet Education 3.0, the next step in the journey of education itself. According to the Education Commission, 40 per cent of employers are struggling to […]