Technology Online Newsletter, Volume 28, 13 April 2018
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Kia ora and welcome to the twenty-eighth edition of the Technology Online newsletter. In these newsletters we keep you up-to-date with Technology Online and pass on other information that you may find useful as a member of the technology education community.

What’s new on Technology Online?

New and revised resources are being loaded every week. Here are some of our recent favourites.

Webinar recordings

Introducing the learning progressions for digital technologies
Catherine Johnson describes the new learning progressions for computational thinking and designing and developing digital technologies, and shares where to find out more information and support.
NCEA level 1 digital technologies achievement standards
In this webinar recording, hear Julie McMahon and John Creighton talk about the new structure of the technology learning area, new terminology in the achievement standards, and changes to specific digital technologies standards.

Useful websites – Links for digital technologies

Links for digital technologies
Explore tables full of useful digital technologies resources to help you in your planning. You can find links to resources, and you can also download the tables to use as the start of your own resource collection.

Student showcase

Year 12 student outcome: A pie for the Sweeney Todd production

Year 12 student Chad designed and created a pie for a school production that met the dramatic requirements of the play – as well as the taste requirements of the cast! 

Technology in the Connected series

These items on Technology Online highlight Connected articles that could support learning in technology. Each item offers discussion questions and links to additional useful resources.

Have you seen ...? 

Digital technologies curriculum support

On this page on Technology Online you can find links to information, updates, resources, and support for digital technologies. – Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko

Education Services provide information about professional supports for digital technologies and hangarau matihiko, as well as a self-assessment tool to help schools get started.

What's on?

Ministry of Education news

Updates supporting the introduction of the new digital technologies and hangarau matihiko curriculum content

The National Digital Readiness Programme website is here – Kiatakatu
The website for this important support package will "go live" on 13 April. Kiatakatu will host an overview of the online and face-to-face components of the programme. A self-review tool to support educators will be launched at the beginning of June, with further content following.
National Digital Technologies for All Equity Fund announced 
The Digital Technologies Equity Fund officially launched on 27 March. This programme will run until the end of 2020, and will reach 12,500 eligible ākonga/students per year. The Ministry of Education has partnered with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Karrikins Group to deliver these innovative programmes.

Available now. For more information, go to:
National Digital Championship has launched! 
This exciting opportunity will run until the end of 2019, and is accessible to all students across New Zealand. This initiative is a great educational opportunity for students to experience the new curriculum content before it is mandatory. Students can enter into regional and national competitions as either teams or individuals to represent their school or kura.

More information can be found at: Tahi, Rua, Toru Tech – NZ's Digital Challenge
Tailored Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko Professional Learning and Development – Round 2 now closed
The second round of applications have received a great response. This professional support is specifically designed for schools and kura ready to implement the new content and requiring some additional input from expert facilitators.

Schools and kura are able to complete the quick and easy application process online. Keep an eye out for the next round in the upcoming Technology Online newsletter.


New Zealand's technology and innovation sectors are rapidly growing. Techweek aims to provide a week-long opportunity for connection and a platform to amplify New Zealand's unique and inspiring innovation stories to the world.

Techweek runs from Saturday, 19 May – 27 May. There are hundreds of events all over the country to get involved in.

Find out more at: Techweek NZ

DTTA Workshop 18

The objective of this workshop is to explore and make sense of the new level 1 digital technologies achievement standards.
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