Saturday, October 29, 2011

Melville Intermediate - 2011 Interface Awards

This week we became aware that our students work had seem them nominated in the 2011 Interface Awards.  Interface is a New Zealand ICT magazine that's very popular in schools, so to have our work honoured with a nomination was a big thrill.  We've made the top five finalists in best use of a free ICT tool, for using Skype to teach Maori Language.  Voting now commences for the top five in each category, you can visit the Interface site here, click here to see the nomination in full or click here for our most recent example of using Skype.  Thanks to the students who created the work, Interface magazine for the nomination and we'll keep you posted as to how we do with the competition.


  1. Well done, Room 8 and Mr Webb! LH3 have really enjoyed following your blog and have learnt a lot from you. Congratulations on your nomination - you certainly deserve it :)

  2. Miss Simpson, Room 6, Halcombe SchoolNovember 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Hi Room 8 and Mr Webb
    Thank you so much for commenting on our blog! We love getting comments from people who we don't know but have taken an interest in what we're doing. Congratulations on your nomination for the Interface awards, it sounds like you used skype in a really cool way. We've used skype to keep in touch and collaborate with people around the world, but not to actually teach others. What a great idea! Maybe we could skype each other sometime? By the way, you should be very grateful that we have sent Aaron Cruden and Dave Rennie to you from the mighty Turbos! Enjoy the rest of your week!
    From Room 6 and Miss Simpson

  3. Thank you both so much for the positive comments our students are very proud of their page and I think rightly so for all the work they've done. @Miss Simpson yes thanks for the coach and your star player, hopefully they will join Waikato as well.