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.


    @Helen.Norcliffe1 and @Nane.Lockington2  I hear you about growing your own knowledge, there are a few new things to learn in this kuapapa, terminology and coding processes, language etc. I've found the Pīkau really useful, and hoping you and your colleagues have been able to sign up for Kauhaurangi Tuihono - webinar series like @Annie.Ash1 has found and you might like too @Ngawai.Haitana-Tuhoro. smiley Sometimes sharing videos of rapid advancements and changes to technology in society is a nudge for those who might not see the purpose of this being introduced into our curriculum, ie: the good, bad and ugly of artificial intelligence as well as igniting interest in students @Kerri.Bailey (who may not have been inspired before) can be catalysts for getting teachers to get on board too.

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      • 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.

                      • Vanessa Tait
                        By Vanessa Tait
                        Aug 20

                        Allows them to be creative.

                        • Shabnam Suliman
                          By Shabnam Suliman
                          Aug 20

                          It's about allowing students to discover a variety of ways to problem solve.

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