Computer Science · Constructivism · DDDO · MakeyMakey · Making · Programming

MakeyMakey Resources

Makey Makey is a physical computing keyboard replacement board. Using simple circuits students learn about integrating digital systems and the design process. By modelling and applying logical processes they can interact with the computer system as well as making posters or interactive objects, and code them using online systems such as scratch.mit.edu. MakeyMakey http://makeymakey.com (Website) MakeyMakey… Continue reading MakeyMakey Resources

Books · Computational Thinking · Computer Science · DDDO · Design and Development of Digital Outcomes · DT & HM · Magazine · Media

Computational Thinking Magazines

A list of online (mostly free) publications that support DT & HM (Computational Thinking and Design and Development of Digital Outcomes) Computational Thinking Beanz Magazine: a bi-monthly online and print magazine about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives. Computer Science for Fun magazine concentrates on the fun side… Continue reading Computational Thinking Magazines

Ecology · New Zealand · video

Southern right whale in Wellington Harbour

The importance of the presence of a southern right whale in Wellington Harbour should not be overstated. A report, following the establishment of an ID collection system, suggests there were probably just 15-20 mature female southern right whales surviving in a New Zealand population. A more recent study and others suggest there may only be… Continue reading Southern right whale in Wellington Harbour

COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Leadership · NCEA · New Zealand · NZACDITT · Technology · video

I’m a panelist at uLearn17

This wasn’t planned and I had no idea I’d be doing this only last week… however, looking forward to participating with Helen Cooper, @jayeriki @FionaGrant “On the Sofa” for Digital Technology | Hangarau Matahiko session, Breakout 4 Thursday #ulearn17 https://e.core-ed.org/breakouts/ulearn17/view#/breakouts/421/ulearn17/view/1135

COP (Community of Practice) · Leadership · Māori · New Zealand

The #edchatNZ te reo Māori challenge

Māori language week is about getting all of us to use more te reo Māori on a daily basis. Twitter #edchatNZ has challenged us all to level up our te reo. What is involved? Sign up here for the #edchatNZ te reo Māori challenge. Collect evidence of your progress. (You can do this in a… Continue reading The #edchatNZ te reo Māori challenge

COP (Community of Practice) · Leadership · NCEA · New Zealand · Technology

NCEA markers on lookout for memorised or plagiarised answers in 2017 school exams

This has been happening for a year or two in the Digital Technology Externals, but looks like it will roll-out across all Learning areas of the NZC for the 2107 NCEA. NCEA assessment documentation warned Digital Technologies teachers in 2016 that externally assessed reports must be in a student’s own words and that suspicion of… Continue reading NCEA markers on lookout for memorised or plagiarised answers in 2017 school exams