Issue 114 – Term 3, September 2022

(Last Updated On: August 24, 2022)

Meet the winners of the INTERFACE Minecraft Competitions 2022



ETVFree access to videos and resources for all teachers in Term 3

How to claim your school’s Google Maps listing

The Mind Lab: New course at Tech Futures Lab aims to demystify software development

Search out your librarians for all the best places online In our May issue, we investigated ways to search online for information. But did we miss something? Rangi Ruru Girls’ School’s Isabel Milward thought so and contacted us to highlight an additional helping hand that’s always available.

Pathway leads to all students learning at the same level For the last three years, Timaru Kāhui Ako has been developing coherent pathways of the Digital Technology curriculum to ensure all students enter high school with the same level of digital skills. Now it’s sharing this resource with all schools.

How ready is your school to defend against cyber attacks? Phishing. Viruses. Malware. Ransomware. Schools face multiple, on-going threats to their digital security and safety – and attacks are escalating. What can you do to protect yourself? How can you minimise the risk? INTERFACE investigates.

Barcode scanning system keeps track of students Forget roll call. An innovative attendance scheme at a Queenstown school is using barcodes to record student presence during a specialist tech class.

Creating a new Scott Base, one Minecraft block at a time Excitement is building in Timaru as construction work is set to begin on the $344million Scott Base Redevelopment Rebuild. And that proved the foundation to a virtual initiative for hundreds of local students to create the base in Minecraft.

Using smartphones could help improve memory skills

Building skills and knowledge in new esports contest Ready, set … students became digital athletes to be quick off the blocks in a new, speed building competition. Last month, teams from Christchurch schools battled it out in an esports challenge to make in Minecraft a waka hourua, the traditional double-hulled canoe of Polynesian explorers.

FILE SHARE: Four pages of online resources

COMPETITIONS: Heaps of great prizes to be won!

INTERFACE August 2022

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