Issue 76 – Term 4, December 2016

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INTERFACE News and Views
• Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017!
• Registrations open soon for INTERFACEXpo 2017
• Building a Minecraft event
• Wanted: Your experiences teaching with digital technologyNoticeboard
All the latest e-learning news and developments.

MADE Awards 2016
All the action from last month’s award ceremony at the Bay Court Theatre, Tauranga.

INTERFACE Awards 2016
The judges have made their decisions. Meet this year’s winners.

Fancy trying something a little bit different in 2017?
Get a taste for new ways to use technology. Three teachers explain how they’re planning to digitally do things a little differently next year.

10 tasty tools for you to try in 2017
If you like the idea of trying something new, here are just a few apps to consider for your classroom next year.

All the video’s a stage
Dunedin drama students enjoyed a digital look behind the scenes on a professional performance thanks to a new initiative. Fortune Theatre’s ‘Backstage Pass’ used video conferencing to let them observe and interact.

The Mind Lab disrupts its way to success
The Mind Lab by Unitec is dedicated to enhancing digital literacy capability and is the first facility of its kind to adopt an intangible business model.

Meet our Minecraft Masters
Congratulations to the winners of our Student Minecraft Competition – and thanks to everyone who entered.

Project to showcase school takes flight

Getting a class project off the ground had its challenges. But give students two quadcopters, add some perseverance and experimentation, and innovative ideas really can fly.

Students go digital to promote their museum

Pukerua Bay School Museum is the first official public museum, recognised by Museums Aotearoa, that is founded and run entirely by children. Now, digital technology is being used to connect it to a wider audience.

Fileshare – four pages of online resources
• Cool Gizmos
• Sending large files
• TED Ed Lessons
• Mobile apps

Book reviews
Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates.

Lesson ideas
• Creating ASCII Art
• Take a virtual road rally

Some great prizes to be won!

From the back of the class
What do you do with all your used plastic bottles? Students at Churchill Park School came up with a great sounding idea for using them … and, in the process, became finalists in this year’s Fair Go Kids Ad Awards.

Events diary 


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