Tag Archives: technology

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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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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Dog walking unplugged

Inspired by Ako unplugged I decided to take my dog for a walk without a Smartphone, IPod, Watch, Fitbit or indeed any piece of technology (other than the chip in the dog which I obviously couldn’t remove). Quite an interesting experience… how … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy and 21st century schools

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012/12/the_digital_literacy_and_21st_century_schools_inquiry.html

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Computer studies or Computer Science

Computer studies as life skills as an alternative to computer science is a valid, relevant and useful area of study at secondary school. The following transactions gave me pause to think about what our students need to be thinking about in the future… 1. … Continue reading

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Death of a mouse

“For my one-year-old daughter, a magazine is an iPad that does not work. It will remain so for her whole life.” Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/mouse-faces-extinction-as-computer-interaction-evolves-20121008-278h0.html#ixzz28jnGqLz2 What a fantastic quote. Given my father in a fit of generosity has given me an iPad (Thanks … Continue reading

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We need to teach HTML5

http://ict.govt.nz/programme/guidance-and-resources/reference-architecture Attached extract from Government ICT standards. No sooner have we learned how to teach XHTML;  it becomes clear we need to “upgrade” to HTML5. I guess that is why teaching IT is so exciting.

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