Wanted: Your students' ideas for using Ultra Fast Broadband
There's been a lot of talk about ultra-fast broadband (UFB) and what it can do for education. But what will it really mean? What do you think?
Telecom is asking Kiwi school students for their thoughts by launching the 'Amazing Ideas Search' schools competition, which will run during Term 3 - entries open July 16 and close September 28, 2012.
Cash and other great prizes on offer!
PLUS there are some great prizes on offer. For your school, there's the chance to win one of 10 prizes of $2,000 for the top 10 ideas, and for students three Samsung tablets are up for grabs.
Enter the Amazing Ideas Search
Teachers are invited to submit, on behalf of their students, ideas that have UFB at their core. All entries are limited to 500 words and three YouTube or Vimeo links. Ideas can come from individual students, groups or a whole class. There's no limit to the ideas that can be submitted. Don't just think about how it will change your school but also about how it will change the way you learn, how our health services operate, how it will change careers, how we will entertain ourselves, or even how we look after the environment.
Brainstorming some 'amazing' ideas
There are few weeks until entries open. Now's the perfect time to start brainstorming 'amazing' ideas to send in. For some great hints, suggestions and inspiration about using UFB, check out these great resources:
All Blacks approve 'Amazing Ideas Search'
Check out this message of encouragement from the All Blacks to take part in the Amazing Ideas Search
Crown Fibre Holdings has been established to manage the Government's investment in Ultra-Fast Broadband infrastructure. It has various resources on its website:
Alternatively, Chorus, which is rolling out fibre to create the UFB infrastructure around New Zealand, also has useful information that may spark some ideas: