The ups and downs of teaching with drones

With drones becoming increasingly available and affordable, Andre Kneepkens decided the time was right to introduce them into his coding and robotics programme at Maidstone Intermediate School. This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can subscribe at Subscriptions start from just […]

The Matanga project: PLD for a revised curriculum

Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) recently gained funding from the Ministry of Education for a new initiative to provide professional learning and development for school teachers. Meet the Matanga (Expert Mentor) Project. The ability to function in a technologically mediated world and be future-focused is a global and […]

Is your teaching game for a change?

Games can definitely be fun and engaging but do they deliver improved learning outcomes? Here teachers share their experiences of how games (digital and otherwise) are playing a beneficial part in the classroom.  This article is exclusive to the print version of INTERFACE Magazine. To read more you can […]

New network offers digital support for teachers

Funded by the Ministry of Education, CS4S Teachers’ Network supports educators working with the Digital Technology Curriculum in Years 1 to 10. It aims to grow their expertise and create a collaborative community, writes Nicola Kenny. PLANT the seed As a teacher, you have a wonderful opportunity to […]

Student-led training unlocks the power of peers

Since 2013, student group Sticks ‘n Stones has been challenging bullying behaviours. Now it’s teamed up with Facebook to take its augmented training programme nationwide and is looking for schools to sign up and take part. According to Netsafe, a third of kiwi teens spend four hours or […]

CLASSIFIEDS: Sell and buy

Got laptops, tablets, projectors, cables, cameras, robots, and other digital tech gear you no longer need but don’t want to just throw away? Whether you’re looking to sell or give away, let us help you spread the word to schools and educators in our new ‘Classifieds’ section. Find […]

Fully funded scholarships from The Mind Lab

The Mind Lab is offering full-tuition scholarships for its Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning to the first 100 teachers working in decile 1-3 schools for the March 2019 intake. National Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab, David Parsons, says the scholarships are offered to encourage teachers […]

Join in activities for Safer Internet Day

It’s not long until Safer Internet Day on the 5 February. And organiser NetSafe is inviting you and your school to be part of it! “We’ve created new resources to help involve teachers, parents and young people on the day,” said  Sean Lyons, NetSafe’s Director of Education and […]