Issue 109 – Term 4, November 2021
INTERFACE NEWS AND VIEWS
ETV: Free access to ETV in Term 4 for every teacher, in every school
The Mind Lab: Personalise your teaching and learning in 2022
What’s new with the Microsoft schools’ agreement? Microsoft’s renewed agreement with the Ministry of Education provides schools with more than just three more years of free access to its core software. The new deal also offers enhanced security features.
Equal learning opportunities created with Acer devices The Manaiakalani Programme was born out of an education collective with the desire to improve learning outcomes for children at a socio-economic disadvantage. To achieve this goal, it’s worked closely with Acer and its device of choice is the Acer Chromebook.
Girls just want to have fun with STEM ‘Is it a challenge engaging girls with science and technology?’, we asked in the last issue. Say what? Students at Whangarei Intermediate were so surprised by this suggestion, they contacted us to say how popular STEM was with girls at their school, as they explain.
Special Feature: Thinking about the future As the end of this year comes into view, attention naturally turns to the next. The last two years have created an unusual learning experience (to say the least) for students, teachers and school administrators. What will 2022 bring? We asked some industry experts for their thoughts, predictions, insights, and hunches.
Going offline begins students’ journey of discovery Students at Kingslea School can’t access the internet. So, when teachers wanted to use the new Mātauranga online resource, a little creative thinking was required and a solution that no one had anticipated.
Minecraft in the classroom
- Seeking students to trial new Minecraft lessons (is this the best school test ever!)
- Finally, it was time to take the plunge with Minecraft
File Share: Four pages of online resources
Gamefroot: Make your own picture slideshow about 2021
Competitions: Some great prizes to be won!
Shaping a new way to learn by adding ‘M’ to STEMM With some innovative approaches to teaching and quick-thinking during the latest lockdowns, Tōnui Collab is making a difference for students and educators across the East Coast region with STEMM, its own unique take on learning science and technology.
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Insert: Acer School Calendar 2022
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