Ngā Matapakinga | Discussion

    Tessa Gray
    What excites and concerns you about teaching Digital Technologies?
    1 June
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Why DT? Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko (DT & HM) have recently been  included into the Technology learning area of the New Zealand Curriculum. DT & HM includes topics that have never been part of this learning area before, so chances are you may not have encountered this as part of your own education.

    Tell us how you’re feeling about the additions to the curriculum in the comments section below. You might find others with similar thoughts to your own.

    Likewise, if you'd like to start a discussion thread of your own, please feel free to create one here.

     

    Integration has to be the key - it cannot stand alone as the timetable is already bursting full.  

    A plan is needed to ensure there is professional development wrapped around to meet the depth of knowledge required.

    - By Audrey Campbell
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      • Audrey Campbell
        By Audrey Campbell
        Nov 28

        Integration has to be the key - it cannot stand alone as the timetable is already bursting full.  

        A plan is needed to ensure there is professional development wrapped around to meet the depth of knowledge required.

        • Karney Dawson
          By Karney Dawson
          Nov 25

          I have broken the ice and plunged into this course of work. Though myself I have that confidence and passion to run with this I really want to experience the whole process so I am in the shoes of those that have not in the same mindset as me. A great start was this session. Small steps make a big difference was my take away.

          • Misha Shamdass
            By Misha Shamdass
            Nov 21

            DT and the skills of computational thinking and 3DO have the possibility of unleashing amazing creativity in learners which will develop their 21st century learning skills. A concern for me would be the time it will take for teachers/schools upskill themselves with the learning first and to then integrate them into their existing curriculum areas. 

            • Helen Duff
              By Helen Duff
              Nov 12

              As a P.P.T. - passionate primary teacher - I am really excited about the application of Digital Technologies across the curriculum. I am an RSNZ STLP person and can see how the weaving of this learning through science can also progress across all other learning areas - music especially.

              • Justine Clark
                By Justine Clark
                Oct 10

                That it is there for all students and they will all be able to achieve it.

                • Fiona Lamont
                  By Fiona Lamont
                  Aug 30

                  This is amazing and exciting for education but will need integrating with other curriculum, otherwise how do we fit it all in?

                  • Pip Timoteo
                    By Pip Timoteo
                    Aug 28

                    As a learner I find it exciting learning about digital technologies and coming to the realisation that it is not that hard and scary. In fact there are a number of things we are already doing in classes that can be tweaked to cover CT and or 3DT concepts easily. 

                    It is scary that there is so much resistance from teachers who are not willing to be learners. I am sure if they have the right PD and are supported correctly this will disappear but it is still very concerning that far too many teachers are not willing to do this. How can we be teachers without being learners as well!

                    • Sangita Nand
                      By Sangita Nand
                      Aug 21

                      Digital technology is not being able to use the devices but to work collaboratively to create digital outcomes, which will be more hands-on and students of today are definitely curious to learn more and more. As teachers, we have to show the same enthusiasm towards digital curriculum and gear up for the future which is going to be highly technological. It was great to know that there are so many job opportunities relating to digital technologies. surprise

                      • Sangita Nand
                        By Sangita Nand
                        Aug 20

                        Digital Curriculum will allow students to be more curious and creative. 

                        • Hitha Johnson
                          By Hitha Johnson
                          Aug 20

                          digital technology is something new and can be used in planning.

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