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      Tags: story, telling, media, games, authentic, contexts, example

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      • Tessa Gray

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        What does, In authentic contexts... with end users in mind look like for juniors and computational thinking? Here's the recipe... Take some juniors >>> Mix them up in a group >>> Create and decorate an adventure play board >>> Introduce some Beebots...

        Tags: junior, school, primary, beebot coding, programming, authentic, contexts, problem, solving, creativity, design, thinking

        • Tessa Gray

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          Tags: electronics, problem, solving, creativity, authentic, contexts, end-users, solutions

          • Tessa Gray

            Technology Online Webinar: Engagement in technology through authentic learning experiences

            20 March 2019: Online Come along to this Technology Online webinar and hear Deidre Senior (Principal, Waitaki Valley Primary School) and Cheryl Pym (Accredited Professional Learning and Development Facilitator, Otago University) talk about the work they have been doing together with classroom ...

            Tags: technology, online, webinar, authentic, contexts, digital, technologies

            • Tessa Gray

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              If you missed the webinar hosted last term by Enabling e-Learning, you won't want to miss out on the webinar recording and resources. Brendon Anderson from Frankley School did an excellent job sharing the processes his students undertake to: think of themes and local needs, imagine what ...

              Tags: app, development, classroom, problem, based, inquiry, project, authentic, issues, solutions, technical

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