Seamless swapover from Windows XP to 8.1

Knowing Microsoft was ending support for its XP operating system, Ponsonby Primary in Auckland has made the switch to Windows 8.1 – it proved a “seamless” process and the school’s already loving the results. On April 8, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. What that means is […]

Watchdog to hold seminars on internet usage

Are you moving onto the N4L? Do you plan on introducing a BYOD programme? Watchdog is holding a series of seminars across the country to help schools manage their internet usage. “With the introduction of BYOD, free internet access and an increase in devices using the net, many […]

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

The exam revision season is approaching. It’s when students want as much information as possible at their fingertips. So how about if you could touch a screen and download all the lesson materials you need? Not just broadly relevant, generic materials, but the actual classes you’ve studied, video and […]

Getty makes 35 million photos free to use

Getty Images, the world’s largest photo agency, has made vast swathes of its library free to use, in an effort to combat piracy. Millions of images – including famous shots of Marilyn Monroe and Barack Obama – will now be available without cost to blogs and social media […]

New app helping teachers to work

Student learning progress can now be tracked live with an app developed by a group of Taranaki teachers. Andy Evans and Felix Hartmann, of New Plymouth Boys’ High School, along with Felix’s brother, Moriz, of Woodleigh School, have created an app called App T. It allows teachers to […]

Paying for your technology

Technology presents many challenges and obstacles. Here INTERFACE discovers ways schools are getting staff interested and excited about using ICT. With the speed new computers, software and other ICT equipment comes out, it can sometimes be daunting for teachers to get their head around it all. This is […]

Be careful what your students leave behind

Be careful what your students leave behind How anonymous are your students when they go online? How private is their activity and the information it generates? Can you ensure their personal data is free from unwanted surveillance? David Kinane explores the challenges of privacy. As teachers, we have […]

Digging deep for virtual learning

Digging deep for virtual learning Two virrual field trip programmes this year aim to get students involved with nationally important road projects – ‘Memorial Park’ and ‘Waterview Connection’. Both provide teachers a rage of activities and experieces that will deepen learning across the curriculum, writes Wayne Erb. A […]

Examining and shaping our learning future

Examining and shaping our learning future From wearable technology and gestural interfaces, to new ways of teaching, the future of learning has some exciting possibilities believes e-learning guru Steve Wheeler. Here he talks to INTERFACE ahead of next month’s Telco Technology Services (TTS) mLearn events where he will be a […]

Learning that’s bigger than Texas

Learning that’s bigger than Texas A trip stateside has opened up a whole new world of e-learning and PD opportunities for Canterbury Principal Simon Mutch … not to mention some celebrity surprises, too, as he explains. When you hear the name Texas there are a number of things […]