Issue 58 – Term 3, Sep 2014

 

 

 

 

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COMPETITIONS
Some great prizes to be won!INTERFACE NEWS AND VIEWS
• Reader Survey: Thank you for your thoughts
• Two great student videos from INTERFACEXpo
• INTERFACE Awards 2014
• Back copies: Have you missed an issue?
• Meet our competition winnersREADERS’ COMMENTS

NOTICEBOARD
All the latest e-learning news and views

PICKING THE PERFECT PATH FOR YOUR PD
All professionals need on-going training, teachers are no different, especially in e-learning. But what are the choices? And how do you pick the right PD for you?

GUIDANCE FOR GOOGLE APPS
Earlier this year, St Joseph’s Catholic School in Pukekohe introduced Google Apps for Education. Key to a successful swap over was TTS training teachers in its use.

LOOK WHO’S TEACHING THE TEACHERS
Cyclone has a team of e-learning specialists that work with schools. Here we talk to three of them about their work.

10 WAYS TO BE AT PEACE WITH YOUR PRINTER
How frustrating is it when your printer fails? Here are a few things you can do to keep your printer and your printing in the best shape possible.

LOOK WHAT YOU CAN MAKE WITH MAKERBOT
Interested in 3D printing? MakerBot makes for an exciting and effective 3D printing proposition for schools.

POND: LESS TIME PLANNING, MORE TIME ON THE IMPORTANT STUFF, TEACHING
The latest from Network for Learning (N4L), including news about Pond and the new ICT Advisory Service.

TURNING TEACHING UPSIDE DOWNS
What is ‘flipping the classroom’? Should you give it a try? Here two teachers talk about how they’re successfully turning their teaching upside down

MAJOR UPGRADE FOR eTV
Not content with enrolling nearly one-third of school and university students, eTV is launching Version 3.5, a major update to its content services, features and functionality

RESULTS PROVE PROGRAMME ACCELERATES MATHS LEARNING
Last year, we reported on Pt England School’s decision to introduce teaching tool Maths-Whizz. Fast forward 12 months and its use is showing impressive results.

DISPLAYS ARE IN TUNE WITH LEARNING NEEDS
Belmont Primary School on Auckland’s North Shore has been so impressed with the Samsung 65-inch interactive display it recently purchased that two more have been ordered and are on their way,

TRIALS PUT BYOD AND HP’S X360 DEVICES TO THE TEST

As Avondale College weighs up its options for introducing BYOD, HP’s Pavilion x360 was put through not one but two trials for assessing its use, as David Farquhar explains.

FILESHARE – SIX PAGES OF ONLINE RESOURCES
• 61 free tools and apps • Haiku Deck • Tools for ‘flipping’ classrooms • 6 mobile apps to try

FOUR GREAT LESSON IDEAS
• At-Bristol YouTube channel • Transitmix • Colours of grammar • Emotions of sound

IN THE SANDBOX
How are other educators bringing technology into their classrooms? INTERFACE talks to teachers at Karapiro School, in Waikato, about their favourite tech tools.

HEARING IS BELIEVING THANKS TO SOUNDBARS
Soundbars are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative in audio speakers. Victoria University of Wellington recently installed several Panasonic Soundbars – and it’s changing the way students interact with teachers.

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