Tag Archives: Digital Technologies

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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First Technology scholarship at WEGC …

We were very pleased (and proud) that for the first time at WEGC a student gained scholarship for Technology (and the first time a student has tried for a Technology scholarship). The Technology Scholarship Performance Standard requires students to present a … 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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Literacy challenge

I am undertaking an inquiry into literacy requirements of Year 9 students in an environment where we routinely use Google Drive and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD). A review of my students reveals that 34% of Year 9 students taking … Continue reading

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Venting a little more

As part of an NZQA moderation workshop, participants including myself marked a variety of Digital Technology standards from around the country. In several cases work that had been given Achieved/Merit/Excellence by some schools would have been FAILED in my own … Continue reading

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Venting a little

If you are doing Professional Development make sure that the person teaching you has requisite content knowledge, experience and ability to teach the content. At $300 per day (cheap by Corporate standards) I expected better when it came to participation … Continue reading

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NZ desperate for IT graduates

There is a challenge in many schools attracting students into Digital Technologies(DT) courses. Hopefully this news item will remind parents/students of the value of studying the new DT standards. Yes they re hard, no they are not easy credits, but … Continue reading

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