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  • Nicole Price 27 May 2015 12:42pm () in Whanagrei National Technology Workshop

    Looking Forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Don't forget we are upstairs in the Whangarei Library.....

  • Nicole Price 29 Apr 2015 8:55pm () in Whanagrei National Technology Workshop

    Kia Ora All,

    I am a bit sparse on signups for the Whangarei workshop for the 28th May. If you are intending to come please let me know asap.

    Nicole

  • Nicole Price 08 Apr 2015 2:53pm () in Latest Blog topic is Literacy and Technology specific Literacy

    If anyone has any specific stratagies or resources that they use to build literacy within junior programmes, could you please share?

    Nicole

  • Nicole Price 29 Mar 2015 4:07pm () in DVC Resubmissions for externals

    Hi All,

    I Had a query from a teacher the other day, I thought it might be useful for other teachers if shared the question and the response from NZQA.

    "Last year I submitted work for AS91063 Freehand Drawing External. One came back as N/A but as he was only 3 credits short of passing L1 we wanted to organise for it to be re-regraded. But when looking through the fine print it became clear that because some of his work was in pencil it could not be remarked. i.e. See info from NZQA:  www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/ncea-results/reviews-and-reconsiderations/

     I completely understand why, now that I think about it, but I found it very frustrating that nowhere in any assessments specs did it say the work couldn't be in pencil (was I just supposed to just know this?). Do I have this correct? Refer Assessment Specs: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/ncea-resource/specifications/2015/level1/91063-spc-2015.pdf
     
    Considering the nature of DVC where pencil is such a useful medium for drawing construction lines and tonal shading etc surely not using it would limit the students creativity and ability to meet the requirements for the standards. For the freehand standard original work is required so I can’t really see a way around this."

    The response from NZQA was:

    The rule stating that pencil work will not be considered as part of a reconsideration (remark) is applicable for examination subjects.
    The rule can be ignored for portfolio subjects such as DVC.
     
    I can only assume that this is not mentioned in the reconsideration notice as some people who submit examination booklets may try to use this as a way for pencil work to be considered.
     

  • Nicole Price 26 Mar 2015 9:30am () in Google Community for DVC

    Hi All Karen from Tamaki has set up a Google community forum for DVC, Please join, follow the link here https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101555698938979800089 

    Nicole

  • Nicole Price 25 Mar 2015 2:02pm () in The future of 3D Printing

    Wow check this out. Make sure you watch the youtube clip attached.

    carbon3d.com/news/

    Nicole

  • Nicole Price 16 Mar 2015 7:03pm () in Radio live interview with Paul Mathews discussing the future direction of DTI

    Paul Matthews talking about digital technologies needing its own learning area, thanks to malcolm Howard for sharing this with me.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/20169691/new-technology-with-paul-matthews

    I would love to hear what teachers have to say on this.....

  • Nicole Price 16 Mar 2015 6:44pm () in Technology in the NZ curriculum support material has been updated

    I have just had an alert through Ministry Bulletin for SCHOOL LEADERS
    He Pitopito Kōrero, that advises that there have been updates to the support material found on Technology online.  http://technology.tki.org.nz/Technology-in-the-NZC

    Nga Mihi Nui

    NIcole

  • Nicole Price 16 Mar 2015 6:44pm () in Technology in the NZ curriculum support material has been updated

    I have just had an alert through Ministry Bulletin for SCHOOL LEADERS
    He Pitopito Kōrero, that advises that there have been updates to the support material found on Technology online.  http://technology.tki.org.nz/Technology-in-the-NZC

    Nga Mihi Nui

    NIcole

  • Nicole Price 13 Mar 2015 3:37pm () in National Technology curriculum workshops - Reminder

    National Technology Workshops 2015
    This flyer contains information about the technology national workshops being offered free to
    all secondary schools as part of the Secondary Student Achievement professional
    development initiative, funded by the Ministry of Education.

    Workshop title
    Raising Achievement in Secondary Technology.
     

    Workshop focus
    Generic messages aimed at raising student achievement in junior and senior technology.
     

    Who should attend?
    Technology middle leaders: HOFs, HODs, Assistant HOFs/HODs, TICs.
     

    Learning outcomes
    Participants will:
    • Examine junior Technology curriculum programmes, assessment and progressions
    • Explore key messages related to raising student achievement at NCEA level
    • Evaluate the types of thinking required in technology and how to teach to maximise
    creativity, innovation and engagement
    • Prepare an action plan to structure follow up in their school context.

    Note: that this is not a workshop focused on any specialist area within technology or on any
    particular achievement standard. The content is appropriate to all areas of technology.
     

    Free
    There is no charge for these national workshops but schools will need to cover any teacher
    relief cost. A light morning tea is provided but BYO lunch. Please bring a computer or other
    digital device as resources will be provided (on CD or USB) to use during the workshop.
     

    Facilitator
    Malcolm Howard, National Coordinator Technology, Secondary Student Achievement PLD
    Team Solutions, University of Auckland.
     

    Workshop dates and enrolment details

    Date Location Venue Time email contact for enrolment
    5th May Waikato
    (Hamilton)
    Hamilton Gardens Pavillion, Hungerford Cres 9am – 3pm m.howard@auckland.ac.nz
    7th May Bay of Plenty
    (Tauranga)
    Tauranga Coastguard Building, 72 Keith Allen Dr 9am – 3pm m.howard@auckland.ac.nz
    12th May Hawkes Bay
    (Napier)
    EIT, 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale 9am – 3pm m.howard@auckland.ac.nz
    13th May East Coast
    (Gisborne)
    EIT, Tairawhiti Campus, 290 Palmerston Rd 9am – 3pm m.howard@auckland.ac.nz
    19th May Auckland
    (North and West)
    Albany Senior High School, 536 Albany Highway, Albany 9am – 3pm n.price@auckland.ac.nz
    20th May Auckland
    (South and East)
    Ormiston Senior College, 275 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush 9am – 3pm n.price@auckland.ac.nz
    28th May Northland
    (Whangarei)
    Whangarei Public Library, 5 Rust Ave 9am – 3pm n.price@auckland.ac.nz