Reader Briefing


Welcome to Reader Briefing, your ‘heads up’ on what’s in the latest INTERFACE.


Is a Virtual Reaity environment going to be the classroom of the future? How are you dealing with the challenges of implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum? Do you have your ‘Digital Passport’?

Look out for these stories and more in your May issue of INTERFACE, which is packed full of great ideas, information, and inspiration, and will reach you early next week. Don’t miss out on articles that are only available in the magazine and cannot be accessed online – make sure you get your hands on a copy!

PLUS, it’s just a couple of weeks until INTERFACEXpo 2018. If you’re part of the digital development of your school, join us in Christchurch, Palmerston North or Auckland. Don’t miss out. Book your spot today!


PD: Upskill educators to lead the way with technology
Help your staff to develop the skills and knowledge to lead using educational technology. Enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Education Technology at Open Polytechnic.

WANTED: Your experiences teaching languages using digital tech
How are you incorporating digital technology in your language classes? We’d love to hear from you and share your experiences with INTERFACE readers. Contact Editor Greg Adams at he’ll explain what we are looking for,

EVENT: Calling all girls interested in a career in IT
If you would like to know more about careers in digital technology, join us at the inaugural Girls’nTechnz, hosted by INTERFACEFind out more.


FEATURE: VR + maths = mind blowing!
Known for his digital innovation and creativity in teaching, the Microsoft HoloLens team knew Subash Chandar K was just the person to try out Virtual reality with his maths class – and the results were amazing.
Find out more.

CODING: Innovative kits aim to give everyone a fair go
Technology may have put digital learning front and centre but a Nelson-based charity has developed an affordable and accessible coding and electronics kit to ensure that all students – and their teachers – get to take part in and enjoy the benefits.

FREE COPIES: Receive complimentary INTERFACE magazines

What are you doing to meet the challenge of the new Digital Curriculum? Reading INTERFACE Magazine is the perfect place to start, keeping you up with the latest ideas, resources and trends in e-learning! If you or your school don’t currently subscribe but would like to see what we’re all about, we can send you some free copies. Simply get in touch at and say you’d like to take us up on this special offer.

Review: TTS Universal
Almost a year ago, we reviewed TTS Universal, a digital learning platform and toolbox of apps and online resources. We go back to see what’s new and improved.

PROFILE: New solution offers cyber safety at school and home
The new, wrap-around ecosystem apprach from Family Zone Education Solutions enables cyber safety anywhere, any time, on any device. This means kids stay safe online whether at school, on the move or at home.

CASE STUDY: Looking at an interactive future with ActivPanels
At the beginning of last year. Ferguson Intermediate School upgraded its interactive whiteboards to new Promethean ActivPanels – and it hasn’t taken long for them to transform teaching and learning.

Q&A: Do you want a quiz game for your class?
In the words of the well-known saying, Social Studies teacher Jared Lynn liked the compnay so much, he bought it! He talks to INTERFACE about the purchase in question, inetractive quiz game MAKEorBREAK.



FROM THE BACK: Could you be a Code Champions School?
Code Champions is an after-school computer programming initiaive and is looking for schools where it can host coding classes. Read more.

WIN: STEAMS ‘Coding and Electronics’ Kit
We have some great prizes to give away in the May issue, including: Belkin ‘Classic’ and ‘Active’ Pro Backpacks, ‘All About Virtual Reality’, STEAMS Kit, and Grip your phone gizmo. Enter here.

LESSON IDEA: Learn how to spot fake news
Play the ‘Bad News Game’ to become a disinformation tycoon – and learn about fake news.

FILE SHARE: FREE tools, apps, sites, and resources to explore
Four pages of online resources including educational puzzles, chatbots, Beauttiful AI, six great sites about words ad reading, and Pixorize.


INTERFACEXpo 2018: Just a couple of weeks to go. last chance to book your spot!
Coding? BYOD? VR? iPads? l;oud? 3D Print? Whatever your school’s next step with digital technology, you’d find it at INTERFACEXpo 2018. If you’re part of the digital development of your school, make sure you join us in Christchurch, Palmerston North or Auckland to explore the latest e-learning ideas, trends and innovations. Don’t miss out. Register your interest. 

PLUS, there’s plenty to explore in our regulars, Noticeboard, News and Notes, Events Diary, Books, and more.

Look out for your copy! Or ask us to send you a free one!


 Thanks to ‘Harvey Norman’ for sponsoring the February issue of ‘Reader Briefing’. 


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