What are you planning for 2018?

It’s hard to believe that we’re two-thirds through the year. That means your thoughts will be well and truly turning to 2018. How is your school going to continue its digital technology journey? Any new technologies? New solutions? Maybe it’s just a new app you’re going to try […]

Wanted: Schools to test Civil Defence app

Auckland Civil Defence is working with GEO AR Games – the makers of Magical Park – to bring Augmented Reality (AR) technology to its latest app that teaches kids to be ‘disaster ready’. “We’re looking for volunteer schools where we can run tests in October,” said Melanie Langlotz. […]

Meet our sensational Scratch winners!

Wow! Thanks to everyone who dived into our Student Scratch competition – we received hundreds of fantastic entries. The theme was ‘Clean Our Ocean’. We provided the template and the challenge was for students to add their own unique code to program the diver character to save the […]

Updates for TTS Universal … and a free trial!

TTS Universal is set to launch some exciting updates to its online literacy resource platform at next month’s uLearn conference in Hamilton. “Building on the current suite of applications, TTS Universal will see the new teacher Dashboard go live. This will provide schools with an easy and intuitive […]

Transforming learning … and saving $150,000

As a partner in the Ministry of Education Cloud Transformation Project, Nayland College has saved more than $150,000 in two years and transformed learning with a powerful suite of teaching tools from Microsoft. Thanks to the SNUP programme and investment by the school, Nayland College has a leading-edge […]

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 […]

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, […]

Win STM Dux Rugged iPad Case!

Need some protection for your iPad? STM Dux cases provide best-in-class protection for your device with a transparent back panel and reinforced corners to protect it from inadvertent drops, bumps and bangs. The durable and water resistant polyurethane cover also features a magnetic closure that allows for easy […]

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 […]

Issue 81 – Term 3, August 2017

Previous issues of Interface available for just $4.60, plus P&P, for orders in New Zealand. (Overseas rates available on request.) Click here to place and order. INTERFACE Minecraft Student Competition Design the perfect eco-house. Entries now open! INTERFACE News and Views  Noticeboard #GirlsInnov8 Camp Holiday coding programme at St […]

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 […]