Issue 97 – Term 4, Nov 2019

(Last Updated On: May 11, 2021)

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INTERFACE News and Views


Keeping informed through ETV’s social media feeds

TENZ 2019 Conference and CORE uLearn 2019

Driving new thinking for the road ahead AutonoMate is a new Digital Technologies curriculum resource for Years 9-10 that aims to activate student design thinking around the future of transport.

The future is the focus for the national curriculum The impact of digital technologies on future jobs and our society in general is difficult to imagine. Changes being made by the Ministry of Education are ensuring education is adapting to meet this challenge.

Meet our magnificent Minecraft machine makers Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s Minecraft competition. The challenge was to design and build a ‘Machine’ and the response was amazing. It wasn’t easy but we’ve made our selections and the winners are …

Special Feature: Preparing for the digital challenges of 2020 From the mandatory use of the Ministry’s Digital Technologies learning area, to the constant evolution of e-learning, are you equipped and ready for 2020?

New school, new digital vision for 2020
Te Matauru Primary is a new school opening in Rangiora in February 2020. Principal Danny Nicholls describes the journey the leadership team has had to explore what digital technologies might look like in the context of developing a foundational curriculum for a newly-formed community.

What will be trending in your classroom in 2020? Education is evolving faster than ever, making it more important than ever for teachers to understand how and where it’s changing. Here are eight digital learning trends that should be on your radar in the year ahead.

Accelerating learning with a new STEM approach Backed by the Ministry of Youth Development, Ormiston Junior College is taking a new approach to STEM learning with its student-led ‘Accelerator’ programme.

Workshops explore teaching in the Minecraft world

Solar power connect learners to digital library
Thanks to the power of the sun and some technological innovation, SolarSPELL is bringing educational opportunities for students in some of the most remote, unconnected and off-grid regions around the world.


Lesson Ideas: ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ and ‘Five ways to use Angry Birds in class’.

File Share – Four pages of online resources

Competitions Some great prizes to be won!

App brings books to world’s poorest students
While volunteering in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Rebecca McDonald had an idea that’s led to Library for All, an award-winning app that’s providing the opportunity for some of the world’s poorest kids to learn to read.

Events Diary

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