Issue 57 – Term 2, Aug 2014




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Interface newsand views
• 13,202 copies and counting!
• Annual Reader Survey
• Entries open for INTERFACE Awards 2014
• INTERFACEXpo dates and locations for 2015
• Congratulations to our winnersReaders’ comments noticeboard
All the latest e-learning news and views

Get your hands on a pond educator invite
Check out all the latest developments from Network for Learning (N4L).

Seven steps to test your school’s digital health
From cyberbullying to sexting to phishing, how well are you preparing your students for the challenges of the online world? Take your school’s Digital Citizenship‘ temperature’ with the ‘NetSafe Kit for Schools’

Engage students with the mean green challenge
Schoolgen’s Mean Green House Design competition helps promote inquiry learning. Using a 3D modelling program could help your students create the winning designs.

Tuning into the broadcasting boom
More and more schools are making use oftelevision and radio shows both for learning and communication. How are they doing it – and whatare the educational benefits?

Getting ever more interactive in class
From touch technology to online activities, interactive learning is having an increasing impact in classrooms.

Successful messaging service for students
Auckland’s One Tree Hill College needed an effective and convenient way for the school’s admin team to communicatewith student. Enter Samsung’s MagicInfo display solution.

Creating the gallipoli campaign with minecraft
What happens when history and Minecraft collide?

Picturing medieval history with minecraft
When her syndicate chose ‘Medieval Times’ as a Social Sciences topic last year, Fiona Bolger brought their studies to life with Minecraft.

Fileshare – six pages of online resources
• 64 free tools and apps
• Scrawlar
• Life expectancy
• Romans
• General Election 2014
• 6 mobile apps to try

Four great lesson ideas
• Jam sandwich coding
• ‘Mousercise’
• Alternative ways to use 3D

In the sandbox
How are other educators bringing technology into their classrooms? INTERFACE talks to teachers at Tauranga Girls’ College, about their favourite tech tools.

Reporting from the global forum 2014
Held earlier this year in Spain, the MicrosoftEducation Global Forum 2014 hosted 1,100 leaders and educators from 80 Mentor Schools and 35 World Tour Schools.

Events diary

Interface awards 2014
Teachers across New Zealand are doing great things with technology – are you one of them? The INTERFACE Awardsare your chance to share what you’re doing with ICT and what it’s achieved for you.We want to hear from you! Entries now open.

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