Author Archives: edwin bruce

DIY Technology – Hard Materials

It seems that as a teacher of digital technologies I am qualified to teach hard materials (go figure!) Fortunately having done a little DIY I would be fairly relaxed taking such a class. I wonder if I would be allowed … Continue reading

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Alien abduction zone… Wellington

Seen on Mount Victoria, at a point overlooking Wellington East Girls College and Wellington College.

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2017 quick review

What do I recall from 2017? In no particular order… Facebook feature “I’m OK” is great – especially if you are a parent of children in London Binge watching Netflix… but to do so I has the install cabling (wifi … Continue reading

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Incorporating Maori language in the classroom

I doubt I will actually learn or use much Te Reo in the classroom although I will certainly encourage those students that want to use the language. How might I do this in Digital Technologies/Computer Science? encourage those students that … Continue reading

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Some students become quite skilled at hiding in plain sight…

I took the above photo when bushwalking recently. The butterfly remains well hidden in plain sight. It reminds me of students that manage to hide under the radar, quietly failing. These are the students that are masters of disguise, they … Continue reading

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Compulsory Digital Technologies Years 1-10 is coming…

“education should prepare young people for jobs that don’t exist using technologies that have not been invented to solve problems were not yet aware of” Richard RileyFrom 2020 it will be compulsory for New Zealand students Year 1-10 to be … Continue reading

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More Toys for Year 9 and 10 students

In addition to playing with BBC Microbits I also had a look at MakeBlocks – wheels and drones. Google Cardboard will also feature next year as will my new Dalek. (Nothing very educational with the Dalek but DT students should … Continue reading

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