New content on the website this term
Read these new school stories illustrating how teachers are using digital technology to engage students and develop their learning.
Documentary making as a context for developing writing
Can students improve their writing using digital/visual formats instead of written text? This was the focus of Mt Biggs School teacher, Renee Strawbridge's inquiry. Using documentary making as a context for learning, her class of Year 6-8 students successfully developed their writing skills. Students were highly engaged, built digital fluency and developed new understandings of design for digital outcomes.
App development at Frankley School
Brendon Anderson – teacher at Frankley School, New Plymouth – has been running an app development program with his year 5-6 students. Brendon ran an intensive 12-week app-development program with teams of boys and girls in his class.
Year 9 and 10 Digital Innovation and Design course at Aorere College
At Aorere College, all year nine students take a whole year course called Digital, Innovation and Design as a core subject. This snapshot outlines the course content, why the school took this route, how the course was developed, and what the impact has been for students and teachers.
Game development in the classroom
More and more schools are making digital game design part of their learning programmes. This new page explores the benefits for students, suggests approaches to planning a game design unit, and links to a number of related readings and resources.