Win! Bluetooth Beanie

Whether you’re supervising in the playground, spectating on the sports field, on a school trip/camp, or out for a walk on a crisp morning, you’ve got it covered with this stylish Bluetooth Beanie. It’s the ultimate fashion accessory for those who live for their music or podcasts – […]

Win! SparkFun gator:science Kit

Part of SparkFun’s gator:bit series, the gator:science Kit offers the functionality and ability to start experimenting right out of the box. Along with the latest gator:bit – an all-in-one ‘carrier’ board for your micro:bit – there are 10 multi-coloured cables, data card and adapter, plus all of the […]

Win! LED Lightbox

Light up short messages, hashtags, events times and sayings in your classroom with an awesome LED Lightbox. Inspired by vintage cinema signs, create words and phrases with interchangeable clear plastic tiles that slide onto rails – 60 letters and symbols are provided. It’s lightweight, compact (30 x 22 […]

Win! Mini Folding Photobox

From dioramas to claymation, if you need somewhere to stage photo shoots of small objects, a Mini Photobox could be the answer for some stunning snaps. With 20 built-in LEDs, conveniently powered by USB cable, and two foam backgrounds to choose from (black and white), you can set […]

Wanted: Your experiences with coding

Are you using computer programming in your teaching? If so, we want to hear about your experiences for a ‘special feature’ in the next issue. Big or small projects, simple to complex coding, just get in touch with INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams, greg.adams@interfacemagazine.co.nz

Changes to The Mind Lab at MOTAT

After two years of operating The Mind Lab out of MOTAT, owner Frances Valintine has gifted The Mind Lab school groups programmes to the museum, which is “committed to keeping The Mind Lab spirit and pedagogy” alive under their own MOTAT Education banner. “We’re excited to bring Damon […]

Support and advice for remote learning from Microsoft

As part of Microsoft’s response to COVID-19, a number of its Global Training Partners are offering Remote Learning Training Sessions via Microsoft Teams to help education institutions operate remote learning. Training sessions are delivered at no cost until June 30, 2020, with a maximum of five hours per […]

Free SCSP videos for empowering and protecting students

As announced in our last issue,  there’s now a vast library of video resources from Student Communications and Safe Practices Charitable Trust (SCSP) freely available to teachers on ETV. Among the currently very pertinent topics are Student Mental Health, Cyber Education, Fire and Emergency Education, and Road Education. […]

MOTAT launches free online education platform for teachers

In response to the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, the MOTAT Education team has created MOTAT.fun, an online education platform for teachers. The site includes short, child-focused STEM activities through to longer duration lesson suggestions that teachers can use as part of their distance learning plans for students. […]