Arduino –an introduction to robotics


I would like to give students the opportunity to learn about Robotics. This is a fairly new area for me so to upskill I want to attend some professional development with MindLab in Auckland. I’m also trying to contact Chris Hamling from RoboCup and hopefully with some outside help get a team of students […]

Student centred learning –putting it into action

I found this post from Richard Well’s really good,student centred learning part 2.He’s got a lot of interesting information about how to make the shift from a traditional teacher led class to a student driven class. I particularly liked his idea to use google forms as a way of tracking students each week and […]

Developing senior internal assessments


In previous years,assessments had often been stand alone tasks which often seemed devoid of context or relative to students’ interests. In discussion with a Digital Technology teacher at Tikipunga,Excellere College and reflecting on the assessment options suggested at the technology day in Whangarei I have decided to incorporate the Concept Design assessments […]

Personalising student’s learning

My subject goals for Digital Technology in 2017 are to give students more choice and to work towards personalising their learning to suit their interests and ability.

Develop senior DTY assessments Integrate a Robotics and Arduino programme for senior DTY students Increase understanding of technological literacy

The reason why I have chosen the goals listed […]

Building literacy

Today at our staff meeting colleagues shared teaching practices they are using in their classes to help students improve their literacy.

One teacher gave an example of a group task. Students within the group are assigned specific words related to the topic. They must then try and spell the word. Students are then instructed to […]