Issue 113 – Term 2, July 2022

(Last Updated On: June 22, 2022)


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INTERFACE Teacher and Student Minecraft Competitions 2022



Canon: InFocus JTouch 50 Series

The Mind Lab: Postgraduate course is the highlight of 20 years in teaching

MOTAT: STEAM cells – highly customised learning partnerships

New campaign to keep cyber nasties out of schools Cyber criminals don’t care if you’re busy or distracted or not quite up to speed on security – if they get into your school, they can wreak havoc. That’s why the Ministry of Education’s new Cyber Security in School team has launched its ‘Say No to Cyber Nasties’ campaign.

INTERFACEXpo 2022 REVIEW: This year’s events were Xtra special

Seeing the value in more green screen time Once only the preserve of blockbuster Hollywood movies and network television, green screening is becoming an increasingly popular and accessible activity in classrooms – and for good reason.

  • Just jump in and have a try, as the show must go on!
  • Creating a digital outcome with a meaningful purpose
  • Get out of this world with green screening
  • Shortest disaster movie leads to longer lasting TV show

Taking real steps into the virtual Metaverse Ōtākou STEAM cluster are using Virtual Reality (VR) environments to amazing effect. From the future of Dunedin to a mission to Mars, Iain Cook-Bonney explains some of the learning they’re doing in this brave new virtual world.

Experiential learning and VR are reshaping the future of education

Students get a pizza the action with stop motion Onion, tomato, mushroom, capsicum, garlic, cheese, flour, yeast, and basil leaves. While these don’t sound like your everyday ingredients for a tech class, they proved the perfect recipe for learning the skills of stop motion animation.

FILE SHARE: Four pages of online resources

Learning is the winner as students enjoy fun and games Last month, Fruitvale School in Auckland hosted its inter-school technology competition. Now in its third year, teams of students were challenged to create and present an interactive game by using any form of technology.

N4L connects remotest schools with 4G network upgrade

COMPETITIONS: Heaps of great prizes to be won!


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