Tag Archives: Datacom

Local businesses Datacom, Catalyst and IITP supporting WEGC

Following extract from Education Gazette. Support from the business community remains an important component of teaching their future employees… “WEGC enjoys a close friendship with the wider technology industry, including local information technology firm Datacom, which donates a cash prize … Continue reading

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Datacom hosts Level 2 Programming course

I spent part of the school holidays at Datacom, Wellington, teaching teachers how to teach Level 2 programming using Python (both technical and pedagogical aspects). As a follow on to the course, participants have access to technical support, advice and moderation (at … Continue reading

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A little disconcerting

I just completed running a Level 1 programming course for teachers. It was sponsored by Datacom and was designed to be the most effective professional development (PD) possible. Not only do participants receive training and resources they also have access … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Interesting 2015

Reflecting on the last year, and using the deBono technique of Good Bad Interesting, I have come up with the following (limited to 17 in total and not in any order of priority): Good Coaching the senior second soccer team – … Continue reading

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Awards for top Digital Technologies student at WEGC

Congratulations to Aleisha Amohia as top Year 13 Digital Technologies student for 2015. Thanks to Datacom for recognizing this achievement with a certificate and generous prize. Presenting the award to Aleisha is Rose Ruane, Associate Director | S & I … Continue reading

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Datacom generosity in support of Teachers learning Programming

I just spent the last two days teaching 16 Teachers from around New Zealand  NCEA Level 1 programming.  We had the added complication of also teaching them how to program in Python(an open source programming language) – many doing programming … Continue reading

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Gigabytes listen to Catalyst and visit Datacom

Recent article written by WEGC Technology Prefects for the School Newsletter. The image shows two students with their devices(BYOD) suitably decorated as part of Gigabytes promotional activities.  

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