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    • Tessa Gray

      Ko Māui Hangarau bringing tech entrepreneurs and rangatahi together

      On Wednesday Janelle Riki-Waaka, WHARE Isaac-Sharland and myself were lucky enough to attend Ko Māui Hangarau on Wednesday in Tauranga Moana. This IT-based event maybe future-focussed but it draws inspiration from a common ancestor who is famed for his being daring, audacity, ...

      Tags: māui, innovation, tutu, future-focused, creativity, te ao, Māori

      • Tessa Gray

        The Beebot Junior adventure

        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

          Learning with the internet of things

          Learning with the Internet of things in Primary and Secondary is an initiative in Technology Online where,  ..a group of teachers, creative technologists, and facilitators wanted to build confidence in students and teachers from years 1–10. They developed a programme to suppo...

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

          • Tessa Gray

            On a roll with Spheros

            Programmable robots like Spheros, can have a lot of potential in the classroom. Here’s how some mini lessons played out yesterday, in a primary school setting. Resources: Introduction and 'how to' videos: directional programming  light/sound, loops Spheros ...

            Tags: sphero, education, ideas, problem, solving, creativity, lesson

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