Meet this year’s finalists – and vote for your winners!
Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s INTERFACE Awards. Here are our finalists – good luck to you all. The standard of the work is extremely high and you’ve all shown how ICT can be used to great effect in teaching. Well done!
We’ve chosen our finalists, now it’s the turn of INTERFACE readers to help us select the winners. Below you can read more about the finalists and their entries. Once you’ve decided on your favourites, vote for your winners. Your choices will be combined with our judges’ scores to determine the final results. PLUS everyone who votes will go into a draw to win one of five $20 App Store or Google Play cards.
Voting close 5pm on Wednesday 18 November.
Great prizes for the winners
As well as the kudos of winning these prestigious awards, there are some great prizes. The winner of ‘Best Teaching with ICT’ will receive a Pavilion x360 (RRP$899), courtesy of HP. The winner of ‘Best Digital Resource’ gets a Go Pro Hero 3 Silver Edition (RRP$340) and a set of five Raspberry Pi starter kits goes to the ‘Best Coding Project’ winner.
Best Teaching with ICT
This is any classroom/school activity that involves the use of some aspect of information and communications technology (ICT). Select the links below to read more about each finalists’ entry.
- Sarah Burnett, Upper Harbour Primary, Auckland – Writing with the 100 Word Challenge
- Sharon Kan, Baradene College, Auckland – Flipped Learning
- Elizabeth Kazmierczak, Rāwhiti School, Christchurch – Music Video Challenge
- Marc Rowlinson, Northcross Intermediate School, Auckland – Raspberry Pi 3D Cases, Coding and Blogging
- Kerri Thompson, Tamatea Intermediate School, Napier – #NZreadaloud
Best Digital Resource
This is any collection of information and/or materials put together or created by a teacher and/or class. It needs to be in digital form and accessible as a learning resource by the intended audience (from teacher and students, to the school community or anyone). Select the links below to read more about each finalists’ entry.
- Sarah Burnett, Upper Harbour Primary, Auckland – Number Knowledge
- Jerome Cargill, Newlands College, Wellington – Year Group Blog
- Meg Feller, Elmwood Normal School, Christchurch – Elmwood School eLearning PD Website
- Benjamin Himme, Carmel College, Auckland – Pathwayz
- Mike Wilson, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton – Pass Biology Learning Hub
Best Coding Project
This is any activity the finalist organised or took part in that involved computer programming with their students/class. Select the links below to read more about each finalists’ entry.
- Callie Ballara, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington – Robots
- Sarah Burnett, Upper Harbour Primary, Auckland – Game Design
- Zaana Cooper, St Peter’s School, Cambridge – Arcade Games
- Leigh Harvey, Wanganui Intermediate School, Whanganui – RubbishBot
- Marc Rowlinson, Northcross Intermediate School, Auckland – MEGA Project
Now it’s your turn to help us select this year’s winners
Below you can vote for your two favourites in each category. Your choices will be combined with our judges’ scores to determine the final results.
So that entries are being judged by their peers, voting is open only to educators in New Zealand schools and people who work in the education sector.
Also, everyone who takes part will go into a draw to win one of five gift cards worth $20 for the App Store or Google Play (just let us know your preferred choice at the end!).
Voting has now ended. Thanks.
Don’t forget. Entries are still open for the Junior INTERFACE Awards. There are two categories to choose from:
- ‘Best Minecraft Creation’
- ‘Best Activity using Digital Technology’.
Entries close Friday 6 November. Click here to find out more.
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