Tag Archives: open source

“Stationary Lists” – can they include apps?

I have been reviewing the stationery list for Digital Technologies classes. I can see the possibility that using the Adobe suite may not be affordable by the school in the future which leaves several options… Use Open Source – GIMP … 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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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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WEGC girls win Bright Sparks senior software category

Amelia Cordwell and Lana Cleverley  from Wellington East Girls College won the senior software category at Bright Sparks. Fantastic effort. Even better, second year in a row for Amelia, she won the same category in 2015. The application, a house … Continue reading

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WEGC well represented at NZ Open Source Awards 2016

  Amelia Cordwell and Lana Cleverley, as the clever creators of ‘Ignite’, a house points game, were finalists in the NZ Open Source Awards (category of Education, Social Services and Youth). This is the first time any school-age students have … Continue reading

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New Zealand Open Source Awards

It is good to see the New Zealand Open Source Awards taking place again this year. There is a specific category that includes education so hopefully those schools (or maybe even students) that are doing amazing things are nominated. You can nominate … Continue reading

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Google Student Ambassador program : Open Source equivalent?

I was pleased to hear that a former student of Wellington East Girls College has been appointed to a Google Ambassador role. The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their … Continue reading

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