Issue 6 – Term 1, Mar 2008


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Looking for trouble
Preventing theft and damage to computers and other ICT around your school is a tough job. INTERFACE investigates whether CCTV could be part of the answer.New curriculum, new responsibilities for ICT
Sarah Jones considers in the new curriculum from an e-learning perspective and how it will affect teachers and their use of technology.

Interview: Is your classroom cramping your style?
Design innovation specialist Sean McDougall talks to INTERFACE editor Greg Adams about the perils of “totally archaic” classrooms and technology becoming an “object or worship”.

Harmless fun or something more sinister?
What every teacher needs to know about

Two-minute guide: Digital literacy

Using technology with low vision
When it comes to using computers, having a child with vision impairment in your classroom may seem a daunting task but with the right approach and a few adaptations it needn’t be so, writes Mark Tweedale.

Eight steps to producing a podcast
What is podcasting? What do you need to do it? Jane Nicholls explains.

Redefining what can be done in a lesson
Nearly two years ago, ACG Strathhallan installed ClickView to manage its digital video needs – and it’s not looked back, believes the school’s ICT specialist Matt Humber.

Creating a new life in Second Life
An increasing number of educators are making use of virtual worlds as a teaching tool.

Podcasting and oral language

E-Fellow Jane Nicholls investigates the world of podcasting and learns how and why this technology really makes a difference.

From the back of the class: A postcard from Rotorua
Energising, informative, inspiring, enlightening – last month’s Learning@School conference in Rotorua was all of these… and more, writes Greg Adams.

Case studies
Avondale Primary (CCTV)
Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate (CCTV)
Takapuna Intermediate (CCTV)
Meadowbank Primary – Remote, real-time teaching
E-Mentoring Music Tuition Project – Violin via videoconference
Our Lady Star of the Sea – Students using technology to teach

Lesson plans
12. Learning with iPods
13. Getting the best out of Google

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