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 […]

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2019!

Well, another year’s almost done. How was the digital journey for you? AI. Coding. Gamification. Virtual reality. STEAM. We hope our coverage of the e-learning world has both informed and inspired you! Once again, thank you for being part of the INTERFACE family during 2018. We couldn’t bring you […]

Win! A Sony Portable Wireless Speaker

Take your favourite sounds wherever you go with the SRS-XB01 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker from Sony. This ultra-compact but full-range 1.5-inch speaker is small enough to throw into most bags or even your pocket. The stylish, two-tone design matches a strap, so you can hang the XB01 […]

Win! An LED Astronaut Light

Need some extra light? Then how about an out-of-this-world, LED Astronaut Light? Just plug it into your computer and this super bright, USB-powered light offers 12 lumens – more than enough to help you to see what you’re doing. Open the visor to turn on (close to turn […]

Win! Littlecodr – Kids Coding Game

Littlecodr is an educational and fun card game that introduces the basic principles of computer coding to young students (it’s aimed at Years 1-3 but anyone can use them). Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this game lets players use simple action cards to ‘program’ their parents or friends to […]