Get your entries ready for the MADE Awards 2017!

Calling all digital creators … entries are now open for the MADE Awards 2017. Designed to recognise excellence in digital media skills, these popular awards continue to grow in size and standard – could you be a winner in 2017? There are eight categories to choose from – […]

Maths competition offers $20,000 cash prize!

Primary students across New Zealand and Australia will battle it out to show their maths proficiency in Matific’s inaugural Maths competition, starting 31 August. Up for grabs is $50,000 worth of prizes, including a major first prize of $20,000 cash. “There will be an initial ‘warm up’ period […]

Issue 79 – Term 2, May 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. INTERFACEXPO 2017 – Are you coming? Don’t miss out! INTERFACE News and Views Noticeboard New app tells parents what’s happening at school The Parent […]

Scratch competition: Entries close in one week

There’s still time to enter our student Scratch competition. But don’t delay. Entries close Friday 7 July (the end of Term 2). We’ve teamed up with The Mind Lab to put together a cunning Scratch-based competition – we provide the template and your students then add their code […]

Ministry unveils $40m ‘digital fluency’ package

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people. “This investment will support the biggest change to our curriculum in 10 years,” said Kaye. The package includes $24 million of new and […]

Epson unveils research showing how display size matters

Epson has announced new findings by Radius Global Market Research that evaluated the readability of content displayed on 70-inch screens in average-sized classrooms in Singapore and the UK. According to the two surveys, more than 50 per cent of students in each country found that contents displayed on […]

Students use 3D printing to tackle global issues

A Christchurch school’s students are using 3D modelling and printing to build board games – and discover new ways of thinking to solve world problems, explains The Mind Lab’s Catherine Johnson. Year 9 and 10 students at Te Kura Kaupapa Ma-ori O Te wha-nua Tahi are visiting The […]

Keeping a copy of OneNote Class Notebooks

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook and a popular tool in schools that’s used for collecting information and multi-user collaboration. Here Sam McNeill explores how a new feature lets you take your OneNote Class Notebooks wherever you go. One of the most common questions that I get asked by students […]

Review: Apple iPad

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 a new version of an old favourite. I bought my first iPad some seven years ago. It’s […]