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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.


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      • 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.

                • Kate Moss
                  By Kate Moss
                  Aug 18

                  It is all very exciting... I like that we are learning and developing a new skill set and feel like I need to dedicate more time than I have available to learning it well.

                  • Michaela Porteous
                    By Michaela Porteous
                    Aug 18

                    It's exciting that our curriculum is changing as the world is changing. I'm concerned about the time it may take to implement this program and potential lack of resources. Teachers will need to continue to upskill.

                    • Janey Collins
                      By Janey Collins
                      Aug 13

                      DT and implementing CT are going very slowly.  We simply don't have time or access to the upskilling process to drive this as fast as I feel we are being pushed towards digital implementation.  I have concerns that I might be seen as old school but simple skills are being lost to the faster paced computer-driven generation we teach now.

                      • Emily Malone
                        By Emily Malone
                        Aug 8

                        I like the idea to integrate into current practices and curriculum, making it more relevant to both the students and teachers learning. 

                        • Shirley Bastin
                          By Shirley Bastin
                          Jul 19

                          I value the way the DT Curriculum puts emphasis on thinking, (both logical and creative) something which was once an under-rated skill in the classroom,

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