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    • Tessa Gray

      What excites and concerns you about teaching Digital Technologies?

      Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko (DT & HM) have recently been  included into the Technology learning area of the New Zealand Curriculum. DT & HM includes topics that have never been part of this learning area before, so chances are you may not have encountered this as pa...

      Tags: why, digital, technologies, opinions, feelings, pīkau, 2

    • Pīkau 00: Why digital technologies?

      The discussions in this English Medium group relate directly to the Pīkau/toolkit on, Why digital...

      • Tessa Gray

        The rise of game development in the business sector

        Interesting to see today's announcement from the Beehive showing the results of an independent survey, that the Game development industry in NZ is on a record-breaking rise.  “The government has the ambitious goal of growing ICT so it’s the second largest contri...

        Tags: digital, technologies, hangarau, matihiko, innovation, business, sector, game, development, industry

        • Tessa Gray

          Digital fluency and Digital Technologies - what do these mean? 

          Enabling e-Learning interviewed Catherine Johnson (Project Lead, Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness Programme) last week and asked: What do you think teachers are doing well with DTs? What should they focus on when addressing the new DT | HM curricula? Where can they go for help?...

          Tags: Interview, guru, digital, technologies, readiness

          • Tessa Gray

            Differences between digital technologies and e-learning/ICT capabilities infographic

            Download PDF Originally sourced within Why digital technologies Pīkau.

            Tags: e-learning, capabilities, differences, digital, fluency, technologies, pdf, infographic

            • Ngā Kiriahi

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

              Venue Online Workshop Date 06 Nov 2018 Time/s Every Tuesday in November from 4-5pm (6, 13, 20, 27 November) Costs FREE By 2020, schools and kura will need to have taken steps to implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko cu...

              Tags: digital, technologies, year, 7-10, hangarau, matihiko, computational, thinking, designing, outcomes, workshops, free

              • Ngā Kiriahi

                Webinar series and resources

                If you didn't make it to our Digital Technologies (Y7-10) webinar series, no worries, these have been recorded and archived here. Watch, listen and playback on demand. You can also access the support material at the bottom of this page. Please feel free to share this w...

                Tags: webinar, series, 4, digital, technologies, recording, presentation, year, 7-10

                • 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

                  • 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

                    • Ngā Kiriahi

                      FREE DT & HM Readiness Workshops in your region

                      Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko will be in your region offering free workshops to support teachers, kaiako and leaders to better understand and implement the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curricula content.   Ki te Ahikāroa or Regional Meetups are hands-on, engaging workshops and m...

                      Tags: workshops, meet-ups, digital, technologies, hangarau, matihiko

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                    • June gets ready for 2020 with Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko
                      June gets ready for 2020 with Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko
                      For June Thompson, Digital Technologies is an area of learning she has an active interest in applying in her classroom. Since joining Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, the National Digital Readiness Programme, she has gained more knowledge and resources to add to her pīkau (or toolkit). June is gaining...
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