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    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.

     

    What excites me: now that there is an emphasis of learning about computational thinking and how to design digital outcomes, there are so many possibilities for students to use the opportunities that teachers are going to be giving them to do great things now and in their future. It could be a real game-changer for so many students to shine in ways that were previously not possible.

    What concerns me: too many teachers will not consider providing such opportunities as they don't feel they have the time, expertise or resources they think is needed or they don't believe it's important enough to include in their planning. 

    - By Clive Francis
      • Clive Francis
        By Clive Francis
        Jan 17

        What excites me: now that there is an emphasis of learning about computational thinking and how to design digital outcomes, there are so many possibilities for students to use the opportunities that teachers are going to be giving them to do great things now and in their future. It could be a real game-changer for so many students to shine in ways that were previously not possible.

        What concerns me: too many teachers will not consider providing such opportunities as they don't feel they have the time, expertise or resources they think is needed or they don't believe it's important enough to include in their planning. 

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