Talk it up
Takapuna Grammar principal Simon Lamb says the school bought a Faceme server a year ago, and it has revolutionised its teaching. “We have students talk to students in other countries, whether for language learning or culture or social studies. That has been extremely powerful. “We are bringing in experts from round the word, adults or teenagers, to talk to rooms and groups of students. “We are using it in many ways, sometimes one to one, maybe one teacher and groups of students, sometimes groups in up to 16 locations,” Lamb says. He says Takapuna Grammar shopped around for video conferencing technology, and picked Faceme because of visual and voice quality as well as supporting tools like the ability to share whiteboards, pdf les and other rich content.