Fast-moving transition for Tauranga Boys’ BYOD

For Tauranga Boys’ College, the journey from old school to new began when the school’s Board of Trustees decided to make the transition to a digital learning environment, writes Paul Brislen. “The brief was to help with what we called ‘e-learning’ and to look at a BYOD policy that would meet our needs,” said Rob […]

What should happen to ElectroCity?

Genesis Energy’s popular online game ElectroCity is 10 years old. Should it retire? Be replaced? Or be renewed? Help us decide. Have you or your students played Genesis Energy’s online energy game ElectroCity (electrocity.co.nz) sometime in the past decade? That’s right, it is now 10 years old, which, for an online computer game, is ancient! […]

Buzzing at ‘Games for Learning’

It was great to see so many people engaging at NZCER’s ‘Games for Learning’ conference at Te Papa last week. INTERFACE was proud to play its part and be a sponsor of the inaugural event. There were some excellent presentations, plenty of discussion and networking, and lots to do and see. All in all, a […]

Scratch competition – results coming soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Student Scratch competition. We’ve received hundreds of entries and it’s taken us longer than we expected to work through them all. The quality of the work that’s been submitted is really high and there have been some fantastic entries. It’s been a tough task to judge them. But we’re nearly […]

What you should know when choosing a school calendar app

Finding a calendar app that improves and enhances the communication schools already have with their community can be both confusing and time consuming. Sharlene Barnes looks at what you really need to know. Apps are everywhere – and that’s why schools can really benefit from implementing a calendar app to communicate with parents. Statistics say […]

Demystifying wearable technology

What is ‘Wearable Tech’? Created by Calaghan, The Wearable Technology – Improving Human Performance and Wellbeing infographic breaks the topic down into sub components and explains what technologies are ready to utilise now and which will be ready in the future. The business innovation agency is currently running its biennial C-Prize Challenge, offering a NZ$100,000 […]

Are these the LogicBots you’re looking for?

For Kenneth Ward, studying chemistry at university led to a fascination with robots but they were too expensive for a student to really get into. So, he started making computer games about robots instead. Meet LogicBots, an educational game where players build virtual robots to complete puzzles using logic gates. The game is played in […]