Issue 106 – Term 2, July 2021
INTERFACE NEWS AND VIEWS
Making teachers’ lives easier with Kai’s Clan’s ready-to-use lesson plans
The Mind Lab: Five quick questions about her postgrad study with Rāhera Kuka
Educating for an unknown future
Enjoying three awesome days at INTERFACEXpo 2021 After the disappointment of missing last year, INTERFACEXpo was back with a bang in 2021! Lincoln, Lower Hutt (for the first time) and Auckland played host to our three events. Each day was amazing. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.
Fixing devices lets students branch out with learning What do you get when you have a teacher who’s committed to real-life-context learning, two techno-savvy and environmentally aware students, and an ever-growing pile of non-functioning Chromebooks? Meet the ‘Techno Tree’.
10 ways to get your classroom into shape for the Olympics The 2020 Summer Olympics – officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad – is being held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Here are some great teaching resources to kick-off the Olympics in your classroom and make sure you’re in shape for the start.
Can educators trust Minecraft to achieve learning goals? Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) may be hugely popular with students but it can be hard for educators to see the wood for the block trees when it comes to gauging its success for learning.
Using VR to experience the trench warfare of WWI After introducing their new Virtual Reality (VR) suite in our November issue, teachers and students at John McGlashan College are now making the most of this dedicated virtual environment, including a senior drama class using it to experience the trenches of the Great War.
File Share: Four pages of online resources
Lesson Ideas: Design a Tokyo Olympic medal
Gamefroot: The Great NZ Histories Student Game Design Competition: Part 2
Competitions: Some great prizes to be won!
Virtual learning for Africa’s poorest students Slum2School aims to empower the poorest children across Africa through improving education. Last year, it launched a Virtual Learning Programme in Nigeria to limit the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.
© INTERFACE July 2021