Tag Archives: Digital Technologies

Is this text designed for communication, education or teaching Te Reo?

A friend of mine asked me if the above text designed for communication, education or teaching Te Reo? I think it is a bit of each but in these times of limited free speech, I will not voice an opinion on … Continue reading

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Maybe I will give them typing to do…

I have a new Year 9 Digital Technologies(DT) class. Recall DT is an elective in New Zealand (at present) – something students (or their parents) choose to do.  Two new students made it quite clear, quite publicly that they did … Continue reading

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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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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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Strengthening Digital Technologies

Extract from above document… By the end of Year 10, all learners should be digitally capable – able to use and create digital technologies to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities.They will be equipped to apply their understanding of digital technologies to … Continue reading

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Did you cry?

I gave my senior class (Year 13) 25 minutes to create and answer their own post assessment survey. I gave them no direction, not even regards the number of questions. In fact I left the classroom and went had a … Continue reading

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Education Gazette feature on Digital Technologies at WEGC

Digital technologies teacher Edwin Bruce says a key defining factor in the school’s approach to the subject is its commitment to open source software (OSS), alongside the Google, Microsoft and Adobe suites. Both he and co-head of department Cris Roughton … Continue reading

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