Issue 95 – Term 3, August 2019

(Last Updated On: May 11, 2021)

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INTERFACE News and Views

INTERFACE Minecraft Student Competition 2019


Get yourself set for a smart, new and easy way to watching ETV

Plan a visit to the Mind Lab at MOTAT

Schools better equipped for cyber threats
N4L completes the Managed Network Upgrade.

Dealing with the growing pile of e-waste
Slowly but surely, the world is drowning in e-waste. Old computers. Broken printers. Obsolete smartphones. Unwanted gadgets. Tangled knots of cords and wires. What can you and your school do to tackle the problem? 

Special feature: Lift your teaching to a whole new level
What’s not to like about drones? They offer a heap of learning opportunities. They’re increasingly affordable. They’re not too hard to use (with a little practice). And they’re fun. Could drones add a new dimension to your teaching? 

App for kids with autism to learn conversation skills
Talk With Me is a collaborative learning tool for promoting social interaction in the lives of children with autism. Developed in New Zealand, the app is customisable and comes with a wide variety of conversations to choose from.

Shaking up education with disruptive thinking
Last month, 20 educators participated in CORE Education’s ACCELERATOR Auckland. The two-day workshop encouraged them to solve schooling challenges by thinking like entrepreneurs.

Review: ETV’s Set Top Box

VR game simulates quake to teach how to stay safe
Meet the ‘Editable Immersive Virtual Reality Serious Game’, a VR-based game that could save lives during an earthquake and recently won the Education Category of the University of Auckland’s 2019 Velocity Challenge.

INTERFACE News and Views


Lesson Ideas: Binary Art and E-Waste Guide

File Share – Four pages of online resources

Competitions Some great prizes to be won!

History and coding collide in great Gamefroot games
Thanks to everyone who entered our Gamefroot student competition. You really took up the challenge and created some awesome games. We’re delighted to announce that the winners are …

Events Diary

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