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Learning with digital technologies

Posted by Tessa Gray

When: 9:00, 14 Aug 2017 - 17:00, 14 Sep 2017

Venue: Enabling e-Learning Leadership group

Fees: FREE

Organiser: Enabling e-Learning

Contact: tessa.gray@core-ed.net

smiley FORUM: Learning with and about digital technologies, 14 August - 14 September

School reportIn this forum we take a look at some of the 20/20 Trust survey findings in their report, Digital Technologies in Schools 2016-17 about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning. We look at the key findings on how NZ schools manage access to, and the use of, digital technologies as a medium for curriculum delivery and student learning, and invite your feedback about these developments in your school. We'd love to hear more. This conversation will be hosted in the Leadership group.


  • justin hickey

    Hi Tessa. Great topic to be discussing write now as we are looking to implement the new NZ Digital Technologies Curriculum next year. I have been fortunate to have spent the last week in Christchurch at the CS4PS and the CS4PD workshops where we have explored computer science in the classroom as well as the draft of the new Digital Technologies curriculum.

    One of the things that has struck me since being here is how seamlessly computer science can fit across all curriculum areas. In fact the term "computer science" and "digital technologies" has beed demystified to a point where I can now see how easily binary numbers, computational thinking, coding, sorting networks and many other aspects can be taught and learned from new entrant classes all the way through to high school.

    I need to go home and process everything I have seen this week but I look forward to seeing how this thread develops and being able to contribute some more thoughts.


  • Tessa Gray

    This sounds really inspiring Justin - I can see where you're going with the authentic integration across the curriculum - not just in the Technology section of the curriculum.

    Are you thinking of creating some learning activities/opportunities that can be integrated into different curriculum areas - ie:  algebra with algorithms, flow charts and transactional writing in literacy, problem solving scenarios? Or were learning examples shared at the conference/hui? 


    We'd love for you to come and discuss this more during the forum - any ideas to consider at this stage would be welcome Justin. smiley

  • David Farquhar

    Sounds good. Ensure you make a submission on the new Draft Digital Curriculum!