Issue 73 – Term 3, August 2016









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INTERFACE News and Views 

  • Reader survey 2016: Thanks for your thoughts
  • Student Minecraft competition
  • Show us what you can do with digital technology
  • Meet our competition winners



  • All the latest e-learning news


Readers’ comments

  • Your opinions and questions.

INTERFACE saves you time and money

Here’s why we believe it’s the best value PD resource you can get – and a must-read for all teachers.

Digital learning support PLD at Cyclone

Cyclone’s national team of Digital Learning Specialists understand the changing landscape of teaching and how to get the best out of technology in the classroom.

The changing demands of dealing with data

Schools are producing digital data like never before. From staff to students, photos to portfolios, reports to results, an unprecedented amount of information is being generated. How’s it being used and protected? Where’s it stored? What’s your duty of care?


Education Analytics
For the last 12 months, St Andrew’s College has been exploring how business intelligence (BI) and education analytics can improve insight and decision making.


Shaping the future of student data
Have you heard of SISI? Even if you haven’t, chances are it will have a big impact on your school in the near future.


Interface Awards 2016
Are you proud of what you’re achieving with digital technology? Will 2016 be your year?


Meet this year’s winning game designers
The NZ Transport Agency’s Game Design Competition ran during Terms 1 and 2. It challenged Year 7-13 students to design games about safe road use.


A new way to watch TV (and make money, too)
eTV is launching a new Set Top Box that will enable teachers and students to take eTV directly to large TV screens at school and at home. It’s a smart new way for them to view the huge range of content – and could even make you money.

Adding digital technology to the NZ curriculum
As you’ve no doubt heard, digital technology is to be formally made part of the New Zealand Curriculum in 2018. What do we know so far? And what do INTERFACE readers think of the announcement?

Engaging at EduTECH
Last month, Acer took a group of Kiwi teachers to EduTECH, a two-day educational technology conference and exhibition in Brisbane, Australia.

Strategies to meet the challenges of e-learning
For his Masters, Lynfield College’s Robin Eyre wanted to study the e-learning challenges facing secondary schools, and create a guide that could help everyone.

Fileshare – four pages of online resources

  • Cool Gizmos
  • Mind Mapping
  • Genealogy
  • Mobile Apps


Resources on Rio

The 2016 Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, 5 to 21 August. More than 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries are expected to compete.


YouTuBE Videos 

There are so many videos to watch and so little time to do it. Give these a go.


book reviews 

• How to Think LikeStephen Hawking


lesson ideas 

  • Create Google cardboard
  • Measuring the anzacs

Some great prizes to be won!


From the back of the class
You’ll have heard the hype about Pokémon Go. (If not, where have you been?) While it may not be an obvious app for the classroom, it’s probably good to know what it is.


Events diary 


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