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News Article from Stuff on Digital Technologies from Ministry

Check out the post below and see what comments you are going to wade in with. Combine it with the information that Tessa Grey put in our discussion earlierhttps://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/94163443/shake-up-for-school-curriculum-revealed

From Tessa Grey

"After all the recent discussion about where we're heading in New Zealand, we get this announcement today from the government:

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/40m-digital-fluency-package

This is a substantial commitment to ensuring our young people are empowered and equipped to face an ever changing world when they leave school. Why?

“To participate successfully in society and get the jobs and careers they want, our children will need to be confident users and creators of digital technologies.

“Digital fluency is now an essential life skill for our young people, so we must ensure they have the skills and knowledge they need to engage in an increasingly digital world.” https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/40m-digital-fluency-package

As previously noted in, Enabling e-Learning forum: Digital technologies in the national curriculum there are some challenges for teachers which have been acknowledged in, NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit: Leading for 21st Century Learning such as resourcing, tools and teacher capability. This press release also acknowledges the need for teacher support."

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Digital Technologies: Ideas, implementation, inspiration for the new curriculum.

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