Issue 110 – Term 1, March 2022

(Last Updated On: April 5, 2022)




INTERFACEXpo 2022: It’s on and registrations are now open!


ETV: Reducing barriers in teaching – why we need a government-funded copyright licence

The Mind Lab: Hybrid learning – making a virtue of necessity

5 reasons why educators love Acer’s TravelMate P4

Inspiring students to engage and achieve passionately Based in South Auckland, Finlayson Park School is New Zealand’s largest primary school. Thanks to Canon, it’s finding new ways to communicate through interactive boards in classrooms and large outdoor digital displays positioned at the heart of the school.

Celebrating our unique stories through digital storytelling Meet Digital Story Telling Aotearoa (DSTA), a new initiative that’s working to help kaiako and ākonga build confidence in using digital technologies to tell meaningful stories.

Special Feature: Are you up for learning new skills and changing old habits? With a new school year, comes time to renew, refresh and try something different. Whether you’re looking to learn new skills or just change some old habits, here are some ideas, tips and suggestions for your digital development in the coming months.

  • Six ways to put a spring in your teaching step
  • Listen up. Could podcasts provide the perfect PD?
  • Forget a quick fix of caffeine. What you need to kick-start the year is a digital declutter!

As you sew, so you shall learn (and record and share) After attending last year’s INTERFACEXpo, Karishma Kumar was inspired to find new ways to stitch digital elements into her Year 7/8 Technology programme. She came up with an activity where students photographed their progress to earn their ‘Sewing Licence’.

FILE SHARE: Four pages of online resources

COMPETITIONS: As always, there are heaps of great prizes to be won!

Gamefroot: Bring a quote from a famous New Zealander to life!

Lesson Ideas: ‘What’s inside a computer?’ and ‘Mousercise!’

INTERFACE Teacher and Student Minecraft Competitions 2022

Insert: Acer Guide to Staying Safe Online

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