Upgrade means safer and smarter schools’ network

From this month, schools across New Zealand are set to begin benefitting from improved and more robust internet services thanks to an upgrade of the student-focused Managed Network operated by Network for Learning (N4L). In the first major refresh of its Managed Network since schools began connecting at […]

Try flipping your teaching with Facebook

Ever thought of using Facebook in your classroom? The world’s most popular social media service is accessible and intuitive, and offers an awesome way to ‘flip’ the way you teach, explains Matt Lambert. When many people think about teenagers and their use of Facebook, or any form of […]

Don’t miss the 2018 MADE Awards

Interested in digital creativity? Now in their 11th years, the MADE Awards 2018 are a fantastic way to challenge your students’ digital media skills. There are eight categories to choose from: Commercial; Music Video; Story Telling; Documentary; Creative Digital Image; Graphic Design; Photo Essay; and Open. Each is […]

Congratulations to our latest competition winners

We had some great prizes up for grabs in our last issue. Firstly, there were two copies of ‘All About Virtual Reality’. They go to Simon Pearse, Waipawa School, Hawke’s Bay, and Andrew Chambers, Riverview School, Kerikeri. We also had a STEAMS Kit. The first name drawn was […]

Rules about tech use can impact academic success

Parents who restrict their children’s use of new media technologies may be acting counterproductively as their child’s academic performance could suffer as a result, a University of Zurich study shows. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe at interfaceonline.co.nz/subscribe/ Subscriptions […]

Does technology translate to language learning success?

Learning a language isn’t easy. But digital technology is playing an increasingly useful role in providing both engaging and authentic ways to do it. 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 a copy! […]

Linewize ensures cyber safety in the digital age

Keeping students safe and focused, while delivering digital learning and modern exploratory pedagogy, is a significant challenge for schools – but one that can be faced with confidence thanks to Linewize by Family Zone.  According to the latest statistics from the Pew Research Center, more than 95 per […]

Join with Digital Circus on your digital journey

Who is Digital Circus? We developed Digital Circus to provide encouragement and support to educators so that they could learn how to deliver digital technology within the learning environment. Now, as a nationwide PLD provider, we are very fortunate to have a team of Ministry of Education accredited […]

Minecraft mod shakes up earthquake education

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools but Te Papa’s new mod for Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety.  Te Papa and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) are hoping to shake up how kids learn about earthquakes by developing a […]