Issue 65 – Term 3, August 2015

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Interface awards 2015
Five awards to choose from this year.
Interface News and Views 

  • InterfaceXpo Where shall we go next year?
  • Xpo new online look
  • Winners!

Noticeboard

  • All the latest e-learning news
  • Work experience for HP students
  • The mind lab Opens in Christchurch
  • The world is heading towards solar – are you?


Finding the right space for learning

What’s the best space for today’s teachers and learners? What does the so-called ‘modern learning environment’ – or MLE for short –
look like and how should it function?

Is paper past it?

Schools are already moving towards digital environments but is the paperless class inevitable?

Creating with code

As demand grows for students who can create digitally, St Peter’s College realised the urgency for exposing them to a Digital Technologies programme that would not only inspire but also give them skills to create with code.

Protect and control with Computrace
Concerned about security? Absolute Computrace can provide schools with comprehensive control over their computing devices with a hidden on-board chip,.

Setting and meeting e-learning goals
For the last two years, Lincoln Primary School’s been working towards its goal of being ‘recognised as an e-learning leader’.

New path is way to science success
A mistake on a Khan Academy video proved to be the catalyst for the creation of Pathwayz, a collaborative, online science resource for teachers 

Choosing Epson for projector upgrade
When St Margaret’s College upgraded its AV capabilities recently, Epson’s ‘impressive’ and ‘flexible’ EB-485Wi and EB-585Wi interactive ultra-short throw projectors proved the perfect solution..

Fileshare – Six pages of online resources

  • Cool Gizmos
  • One-minute guide: Smore
  • TED lessons
  • Science Resources
  • Online presentations
  • Rugby World Cup
  • Mobile Apps


Four great Lesson ideas

  • Museum of endangered sounds
  • Confessions of an idiom
  • Digital jigsaw
  • Reaction time

Book reviews 

  • Flipping the Classroom
  • Deeper Learning Through Technology: Using the Cloud to Individualize Instruction


Students design and sell 
reusable shopping bags 

When a group of Year 8 students from Ross Intermediate identified a problem in their local community, they came up with an ecological and economical solution.


Competitions
Some great prizes to be won!


from the back of the class
Frustrated with printing course notes and students losing them, Pakuranga College’s Allistair Williamson came up with a novel solution. He’s using QR codes to guide his Year 12 Physical Education class to digital resources.

Events diary

 

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