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Teachers Professional Development

It is essential that teachers of Digital Technologies receive ongoing training and development if they are to facilitate relevant learning. Unfortunately this generally means that teachers undertake training on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. Fair enough you may say, but would this happen in government or … Continue reading

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Let the games begin

WEGC had a text competition this week: fastest Texter in the East. Three rounds of reasonably challenging texts with the final being an attempt at the World Record i.e. “The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the … Continue reading

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Toys …

Thanks to my Dad (well into 80’s) I get to play with a few toys. Knowing how these devices work – first hand, is useful when teaching students ICT.   

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Open Data in the classrooom

I will be undertaking an inquiry(something teachers do all the time) into the use of open data in the classroom. By open data I have in mind resources such as http://cat.open.org.nz/ and http://www.data.govt.nz/ I am quite keen on promoting the use of open … Continue reading

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Access to source code from NZ Government portal

A while back I requested (via OIA) access to the government web portal newzealand.govt.nz The reply is attached. It seems my students can access and reuse the code as required without any issues. Reply to OIA from Edwin Bruce

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Credible websites – Europcar

As a case study on credible data sources I will be asking students “Is this a credible website?  What makes you think it is, or is not?” The Answer? It should be, but sadly “All Inclusive prices” is open to … Continue reading

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Fatherly advice

My father is 80+, and as it turns out a former Maths teacher in secondary schools and subsequently Wellington Polytechnic. Just prior to taking up teaching I asked for advice on what Dad considered was most important about teaching. In … Continue reading

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