Issue 66 – Term 3, September 2015

Interface awards 2015
Five awards to choose from this year and some great prizes!

Interface News and Views 

  • InterfaceXpo dates and venues for your diary
  • 13,507 Copies and counting
  • Wanted: Your experiences of Teaching with Minecraft
  • Meet our competition winners


  • All the latest e-learning news
  • Dream up your dream job
  • HP Rural Schools finalists
  • Baradene College upgrades to Windows 10
  • Sitech’s STEM Solutions

Readers’ comments

Making a connection
The Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) is a free advice service that’s helping schools integrate digital technology with learning.
10 things to know about Windows 10
Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, is now available. Described by the company as a “new era” of Windows, what does it mean for schools? Here are 10 things you need to know.

The art of communicating with computers
The ways we interface with computers are changing – from typing, to touch, to voice, to thought. David Kinane explores what’s happening and some of the things to look out for.

If you learned here …
What’s education like in other countries? Being part of a global collaboration project showed her students how learning differs in schools around the world.

Are you staying ahead of the games?
Few would argue games aren’t fun but should they play a part in the classroom?

LINC-ED keeps teachers linked with parents
LINC-ED is a communication tool for teachers to more easily manage and prepare student reports, and then share them with parents,

Using a ‘trusted’ choice for student devices
From choosing devices to organising servicing and PD, managing a BYOD programme isn’t easy. Here three schools describe how Harvey Norman is proving a safe pair of hands for their student devices.

Fileshare – Six pages of online resources

  • Cool Gizmos
  • One-minute guide:
  • MonkeyJam
  • TED lessons
  • Blog Widgets
  • Flipgrid
  • Resources on robotics
  • Six Mobile Apps

Four great Lesson ideas

  • Sodaplay
  • Google Instant
  • Birthday Movie
  • Hiroshima Bomb

book reviews 

  • JavaScript for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming
  • 50 Things You Can Do With Google


Review: Affordable hybrid 
and virtual sensation 

What’s new? What do we think? What do you need to know?
We review the Acer Aspire Switch 10E and Samsung Gear VR.

Some great prizes to be won!

From the back of the class
Last month Pakuranga College hosted ‘Unpacking eLearning’, a three-day conference to share its journey from having just seven optional digital classes in 2010, through to a second year of compulsory BYOD,.

Events diary 


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