Interface 64, Term 2 July 2015

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Interfacexpo 2015 Review
Photo review of three great days at InterfaceXpo

interface News and Views
• InterfaceXpo Where shall we go next year?
• Get ready for INTERFACE Awards 2015

• All the latest e-learning news
• Flipping the classroom with eTV
• Tech Trends 2015: Lightspeed Flexcat

Readers’ comments

Students impress HP as able Ambassadors
HP’s Student Ambassador programme aims to help students interested in business and commerce, through mentoring and work experience.

Finding ways to develop your digital PLD
Teachers need teaching, too, especially when it comes to information and communications technology. Carolyn Stuart explores ways you can plan and develop your school’s professional learning and development.

Getting heads and minds in the ‘Cloud’
There are compelling arguments for cloud computing but some drawbacks, too. David Kinane explores some of the issues schools should be considering.

Kids use Twitter to chat in class
Add Twitter to teaching and what do you get? Award-winning Kidsedchatnz is a great way to get students connecting, sharing and learning
… and enjoying every minute of it.

Running BYOD with MDM solution from Lightspeed
Schools across the country are running BYOD programmes for their students. Looking after these BYOD devices is called Mobile Device Management – or MDM for short. One option is software
from Lightspeed Systems.

The making of ‘Kiwiana Fairytales’
After a trip to the Apple Distinguished Educator’s Summit, Dunedin teacher Donna Smith came home with a new idea for cross-cultural learning, which she has called ‘Kiwiana Fairytales’.

Road project ramps up virtual learning
This August, a virtual field trip will let students experience how engineers and workers build giant ramps over a busy motorway as part of a major infrastructure project. Wayne Erb looks into the potential for classroom learning.

Fileshare – Six pages of online resources
• Cool Gizmos • One-minute guide: Storyboard That
• Text Tools
• Hail
• Search • Solutions for sharing files
• Mobile Apps

Four great Lesson ideas
• Virtual music
• Journey to the centre of the Earth
• Holiday class blog
• Earth-picker

Book reviews
• Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to  Collect your Data
• Making School a Game Worth Playing: Digital Games in the Classroom

Device Reviews
• HP Elite X2
• Swivl

Some great prizes to be won!

From the back of the class
The ubiquity of ICT in New Zealand schools is a myth, according to Accelerating Aotearoa. The charitable organisation that has been conducting a series of communitybased programmes to grow technology skills in underserved areas in South Auckland.

Events diary 


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