INTERFACE Awards 2016 – ‘Best Teaching with Coding’.

Welcome to the entry form for the ‘Best Teaching with Coding’ category in this year’s INTERFACE Awards.

Fill in your details and tell us about your coding project in the four sections provided. Answers are limited to around 300 words, so keep your explanations concise and to the point. You can include links to supporting information. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do our best to help out.

What is a ‘Teaching with Coding?

By this we mean any lesson, course or activity you organised or took part in that involved computer programming with your students/class. It could be anything from an online activity (like the Hour of Code) or learning to write a programming language, to robotics and creating games or apps – and everything in between.


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Your entry for ‘Best Teaching with Coding’ will be judged by the following criteria. There are 100 points available – the weighting for each category is also indicated.


Criteria Judges will assess Points available
Outcomes The effectiveness of the coding activity and the way it’s used in meeting its goals, and the overall benefits to you and/or your students.


Implementation Your ability to effectively and successfully plan, introduce, develop, and use the activity.


Innovation The creativity and imagination involved in the use of coding.


Challenges How you overcame obstacles, identified opportunities and benefits, and used your skills to make the activity a success.





The top five scoring entries will be names as finalists in this year’s awards. INTERFACE readers will be invited to vote for their favourite finalist. The votes will score 10 points for the most popular, 8 points for the second most popular, and 6, 4 and 2 points for the other three places. These scores will be added to the judges’ scores for the final totals.

The winner will be notified directly and announced in the December issue of INTERFACE Magazine.



PLEASE NOTE: You cannot save these answers and come back to them later.
May we suggest you write your entry beforehand, then cut and paste into the appropriate boxes.

If you experience any problems with your entry – or have any questions about the INTERFACE Awards – please contact INTERFACE Editor Greg Adams at

Entries close Friday 7 October, 2016. Good luck!


PLEASE NOTE: This competition is open only to New Zealand residents. Also, as a condition of entry you will receive our reader e-newsletter.

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