• Nicki Tempero

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      Tags: scratch, coding, computational thinking

    • Digital Technologies Implementation for Years 7-10: A 2018 Google CS Educator PD Course

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      • Ngā Kiriahi

        Two new EM Pīkau now available, Pouahi Sneak Preview 1 and Pīkau 5: - check them out !!

        Pīkau 5: First Steps in Programming: Computational Thinking Progress Outcome 1   This pīkau will explain what sequence, decomposition, algorithmic thinking, and debugging look like in the context of computer programming. It will also demonstrate a simple way to introduce these con...

        Tags: pikau, pouahi, digital leader, computational thinking, programming, sequence, algorithmic thinking, debugging, facilitated course, sneak peak

        • Ngā Kiriahi

          New EM pīkau 6 release now available!! Check it out

          EM pīkau 6 breaks down what is covered by Computational Thinking Progress Outcome 2, gives ways it can easily be taught in a classroom without using expensive technology, and demystifies some of the language used in this progress outcome, which will also be useful for later pīkau. Feel free t...

          Tags: pikau, pikau 6, computational thinking, debugging, sequencing

          • Nicki Tempero

            Computer science concepts as told through fairy tales.

            I came across this blog on Twitter - Computer Science concepts told through fairy tales . Has anyone used this site or have other sites with stories to  support your own or student learning? Here is part of a story explaining an algorithm-  

            Tags: coding, vocab, stories, fairytales, CT, computational thinking

            • Nicki Tempero

              DT4PS - Pou Hihiko - exploring practical ideas for implementing Digital Technologies . ( Greymouth)

              DT4PS - Digital Technology for Primary teachers. This workshop is for beginners and users of the Digital Technology curriculum content. We will be focusing on hands on activities, both unplugged and using digital tools and exploring ways for practical implementation in your classrooms.   ...

              Tags: Meetups, Computational Thinking, coding, robotics

              • Viv Hall

                Sorting Ararimu

                Tags: Computational Thinking

              • Marlborough Colleges DT Community of Practice
                Marlborough Colleges DT Community of Practice

                A space for teachers from Marlborough Boys' and Girls' Colleges to discuss and share ideas about the revised Digital Technologies curriculum content.

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