Issue 120 – Term 3, August 2023

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2023)



INTERFACE Student Minecraft Competition 2023

INTERFACE News and Views

Survey: What do you think about AI in Education? AI is looming large for education. But is it good or bad? Help or hindrance? Smart thinking or cheating? Well, that’s what we want to find out with our AI in Education Survey and we’d love to know what you think.


Empower search and research in your school for free Accessit Library is more than a catalogue. It’s an evolving resource hub that can link with new and free ways to put knowledge at the fingertips of teachers and tamariki.

What’s stopping you learning new digital skills? Keeping as up to speed as possible with technology is crucial for effectively engaging and educating students in the digital age. Some challenges to adopting technology do exist. However, they are not insurmountable. How are you upskilling to keep ahead? Take our six-step challenge.

The journey to inspire an education in electronics The Ministry of Inspiration is on a mission to encourage young people to be curious, to grow and to be challenged through STEAMS education. Part of the process is providing equitable access to learning resources for every child. Enter the STEAMS kit.

Things that we learned from INTERFACEXpo 2023 When people registered to attend INTERFACEXpo, we asked them to identify what digital technologies issues were uppermost on their minds. During and after the events, we also asked for feedback from delegates about how it had gone. Here we share a few of the things you told us.

INTERFACEXpo 2024: Where are we going next year? Dates and locations for 2024.

File Share: Two pages of free online resources.

Do young children prefer a robot or human teacher? Researchers tested pre-schoolers to see whether robots could be better teachers than real people. The Canadian study used both a human speaker and a robot to see if they deemed similarity more important than competency when choosing which source to trust and learn from.

Competitions: Heaps of great prizes to be won!

INTERFACE August 2023


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