INTERFACE Awards 2014: Meet this year’s ‘Winners’!

(Last Updated On: December 2, 2014)

2014_awardsThanks to everyone who entered the INTERFACE Awards 2014. We’ve been so impressed with the entries this year – you really are doing some amazing things with technology in your classrooms.

“There were some pretty tough decisions this year,” said INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams. “The standard of entries was very high. Many of them had a real ‘wow’ factor. The kids in these classrooms are lucky to have such innovative and inspirational teachers. These are projects they’ll never forget. They have such a positive impact not just on learning outcomes but simply enjoying learning and getting a buzz from it.

“I’m delighted to announce this year’s winners are …


Best Teaching with ICT


Chris Dixon and Hayley Hikairo

Maungatapu School, Tauranga – Battle of Gate Pa (Read the entry)



Tracy Tindle

Wellsford School, Northland – Does Gaming Help You Learn? (Read the entry)


Best Class Blog


Kassey Downard

Mokoia Intermediate, Rotorua – Digital Discovery (Read the entry)



Yaron Overeem

Maungatapere School, Northland – Inquire It (Read the entry)


Congratulations to our winners but also well done to all our finalists this year. The standard of your work is extremely high and you can all be very proud of what you’re achieving with ICT. Our winners each receive a certificate and logo to display. Their prizes are a Pavilion x360 for Chris and Hayley, and a HP 7 Plus Tablet for Kassey, both courtesy of HP.

Lastly, thanks to everyone who voted and helped us to select the winners. You all went into a draw for $20 app cards. The first 10 names drawn were: Lonaye King, Sommerville Intermediate; Nicky Scown, Waitakere School; Elizabeth Kazmierczak, Freeville School; Jo Stanway, Edendale School; Kim Sutton, Valley School; Jenna Chenery, Mt Hutt School; Mark Keenan, Cockle Bay School; Jenna Sales, Ruru School; Elaine Driver, Ahuroa School; and Melanie McGrath, Wellington High School.



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