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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 is exciting about DT is the endless opportunities we as educators and learners have access to.  This will extend us further as we more into the digital age and the fact that this is not new territory as scary as it may seem,  it is about making those connections and integrating this into our learning.

    Like Clive, I am concerned about the reservations of many teachers and lack of knowledge in how to implement DT into the learning.  This may prevent them from exploring DT.  In this day and age we need to be open to new learning and engaging in the learning with our learners.

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      • Nane Lockington
        By Nane Lockington
        Apr 1

        What is exciting about DT is the endless opportunities we as educators and learners have access to.  This will extend us further as we more into the digital age and the fact that this is not new territory as scary as it may seem,  it is about making those connections and integrating this into our learning.

        Like Clive, I am concerned about the reservations of many teachers and lack of knowledge in how to implement DT into the learning.  This may prevent them from exploring DT.  In this day and age we need to be open to new learning and engaging in the learning with our learners.

        • Adrienne Tavendale
          By Adrienne Tavendale
          Mar 26

          I'll admit this is new to me and daunting, partially because if I'm honest it is not something I personally am interested in.  However, I have two primary aged children of my own and understand that this is their future. My goals at this very early stage are to get a clear understanding of exactly what digital tech is and what it is not, and begin to explore how it might look and fit in the role that I am in at my school. I want whatever I do to be engaging, but it also has to be authentic and fit into what I am already doing, so looking at ways to adapt what I am already doing to make it work for everyone.  Small steps for me!

          • Helen Norcliffe
            By Helen Norcliffe
            Jan 6

            To start with, my big concern is my lack of knowledge at this point.  I guess I am in the right place to deal with that.  Unfortunately, there are too many educators out there who are resistant to change, especially with digital development.  However, I am really excited about seeing student engagement with computational thinking and where it can take them!

            • Joanne Roberts
              By Joanne Roberts
              Dec 9

              I totally agree Audrey Campbell. Integration over learning areas is ideal. In relation to the professional development, doing these pīkau is a great start (there are now 23 pīkau in both English and Māori mediums. Also keep an eye out under the Meetups section of the Resources tab. There will be many meetups around the country in 2020. These are a great way to ignite and fuel passion in DT teaching.

              • 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?

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