Issue 79 – Term 2, May 2017

(Last Updated On: March 1, 2018)

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INTERFACEXPO 2017 – Are you coming? Don’t miss out!

INTERFACE News and Views


New app tells parents what’s happening at school The Parent Teacher Calendar App offers a great way to communicate.

Your school can benefit from Cyclone PLD for free With accreditation from the Ministry of Education, you can now enjoy Cyclone’s expertise and experience for free.

Get ready to play, craft and learn with Minecraft If you’re interested in learning how to bring Minecraft into your class, block out some time for PD sessions from Cyclone.

Getting smarter with digital distractions Smart classroom management tools like Classwize could be the answer to digital distractions in class.

What would you do with MessageMyWay? Find out who won a year’s free subscription to the app thanks to a poetic entry.

Farming out your 3D printing needs Interested in 3D printing but don’t have the budget to buy the equipment – or the know-how to run it? 3D Printer Farm is a simple idea that could help.

Schools can do amazing things in the cloud Cloud technology provides all schools with an opportunity to transform learning, increase efficiencies and reduce overheads.

Digital technologies are having a positive impact on student achievement Four pages of key findings from the ‘Digital Technologies in New Zealand School Report 2017’.

Minecraft provides building blocks for design thinking Learn how a school has used Minecraft to investigate local transport issues.

Are you delivering on your BYOD? Many schools now have ‘Bring Your Own Device’ programmes. What do they involve? What are the challenges? What makes them a success? We talk to three schools about their BYOD experiences.

Competitions Some great prizes to be won!

Book Reviews

Techyweckydoodah – Latest trends in tech

Lesson Ideas ‘Escape My House’ and ‘Schoolgen Solar Dash’

Learn to code with Gamefroot

File Share – Four pages of online resources

From the back of the class Making a move with robots.

Events Diary


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