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  • Pīkau 02: Intro: What is computational thinking?

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

  • Pīkau 4: Intro: CT - The International Perspective

    The discussions in this group relate directly to the Pīkau/toolkit on, Computational Thinking: The...

    • Ngā Kiriahi

      What connections do you see between CT ideas from overseas and Aotearoa?

      The term “computational thinking” is widely used internationally, and the concept has been influential in the design of curricula around the world.   What connections do you see between the new computational thinking area in the NZ curriculum and computational thinking id...

      Tags: computational, thinking, international, NZ, Aotearoa, sorting, network, classroom, application

      • 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

      • Pīkau 07: CTDT: What is programming?

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

        • 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...

            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

              Integrating Computational Thinking in a Literacy programme

              If you're interested in ways to authentically integrate Computational Thinking into a primary Literacy programme, then check out this shared Google slide presentation from Enabling e-Learning. Here are some plugged and unplugged ideas for learning with/through/about Computational Thinking in...

              Tags: literacy, computational, thinking, writing, speaking, listening, symbols, text, algorithms, programme coding

            • CTDT Years 1 - 10
              CTDT Years 1 - 10

              Welcome to the computational thinking for digital technologies parent group. Here you’ll find the...

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            • Changes in Ngā Rōpū (groups)
              Kia ora i te whānau, you may have already noticed some changes to the structure of the groups (Ngā Rōpū) in Ngā Kiriahi. We now have 6 Featured groups for English Medium that parent (or host) several related sub-groups within them. PLEASE NOTE: To become a member of the subgroups, you will be...
            • 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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              Welcome to our Ngā Kiriahi community pānui or news round-up for both Māori Medium and English Medium. Latest threads: MM: Ki tā te Māori tirohanga, he aha ngā pūmanawa o Māui rāua ko Mahuika? EM: Staff PD Unanswered threads:   MM: He tau hou, he wawata...