• Tessa Gray

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

      • Tessa Gray

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        Tags: design, developing, digital, outcomes, end-user, technologies

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        • Tessa Gray

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          In this article, Humans not Users (originally shared by @Karl.Summerfield), author, Johannes Ippen talks about UX - designing digital products for the user experience. He goes one step further to say, when designing software, apps, digital products etc let's not think in terms of us...

          Tags: user, experience, human, empathy, model, design, thinking

          • Tessa Gray

            School delivery plan for Digital Technologies

            Kia ora koutou, just wondering how schools are addressing a curriculum delivery plan to implement digital technologies across the school? Is this a matter of introducing/integrating Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes within curriculum learning areas (a...

            Tags: digital, technologies, curriculum, design, plan, delivery, school, teacher

            • Tessa Gray

              Using 3D printing in real-world contexts

              On behalf of Enabling e-Learning, Karl Summerfield and myself are hosting a webinar this week on 3D printing. No worries if you can't make it, it will be recorded and loaded into this discussion, DISCUSSION POST: Using 3D printing in real-world contexts (Enabling e-Learning communit...

              Tags: 3D, printing, laser, design, cad, drawings, 2D, maths, STEAM, STEM, ideas, Technology, digital, technologies

              • Tessa Gray

                Building a prosthetic LEGO arm

                Cross post from edSpace How clever is this young man? Living with a personal challenge he wanted to overcome, he quickly got to work with materials he knew - LEGO. It was only until the LEGO product was strong enough that he could build a prothetic arm he could use daily. ...

                Tags: prosthetic, invention, design, lego, human, need

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