Tag Archives: technology

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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Facebook (and Twitter) at WEGC

  Following notification to parents and an update to Cyber Safety policies WEGC has provided access to Facebook to staff and students. Access to other sites such as Twitter was opened up several weeks ago. I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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