• 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

        ...with end users in mind

        It's been rewarding taking some time to get more familiar with the Pīkau (online toolkits) this week and I've particularly enjoyed seeing the connections between CT ideas from here and overseas. In this video, Tim Bell talks about several key elements (fast, efficient, reliable,...

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

      • Pīkau 09: CTDT PO4: Getting programs right: the end-user, and fast algorithms

        The discussions in this English Medium group relate directly to the Pīkau/toolkit on, CTDT PO4:...

        • Tessa Gray

          With end users in mind...

          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

                • Joanne Roberts

                  Solving problems by design Yrs 5 and 6

                  Tags: solving, problems, design

                  • Joanne Roberts

                    Solving problems by design Yrs 5-6

                    Kia ora koutou Here are the slides we used in the webinar:  We look forward to reading about how you have used a design process in your classroom.    

                    Tags: solving problems, design, technological practice, end users

                    • Joanne Roberts

                      Solving problems by design

                      Tags: solving problems, design, technological practice, end users

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