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  • Pīkau 02: Intro: What is computational thinking for Digital Technologies?

    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 idea...

      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

            • Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies Years 1-10
              Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies Years 1-10

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

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            • Video Update: Check out the latest in K te ahikāroa / Meetup space
              Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko is excited to announce Huinga Hihiko / Super Meetups, as part of the Ki te ahikāroa / Meetups package. We'll be coming to the regions with two-day events for teachers, kaiako, digital technology or hangarau matihiko leaders and senior leadership. No matter where...
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              Check out our latest video update about Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko. You can download the resources mentioned in the video here: https://ngakiriahi.kiatakatu.ac.nz/news/view/35834/new-rauemi-pikau-released-to-support-you-with-your-programme-of-learning  
            • Integrating Digital Technologies in Senior Secondary School
              This year, years 1-10 teachers and kaiako are expected to integrate digital technologies and hangarau matihiko into their classrooms. If you're a Senior Secondary teacher, perhaps you're wondering what you can do in this area. Josh Hough explores this below. In this article we explore 3...