Want to give your students a tough but engaging coding test? Challenge them to showcase their coding and game-building skills in a coding competition. INTERFACE magazine and Gamefroot – a NZ educational, coding and game-making platform – have teamed up to to run the competition.
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko are providing free regional workshops that support teachers, kaiako, and leaders understand and implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curricula content.
Ki te Ahikāroa or Regional Meetups are hands-on, engaging workshops.
Netsafe issued an advisory on Saturday 16th March 2019 encouraging the public to report video content directly to their helpline. The Netsafe team has been working closely with the Police, the Department of Internal Affairs and other government departments to assess these reports.
The video of the attack is officially classified as "objectionable content" by the Chief Censor. Netsafe encourage you to use their harmful content advisory on what steps to take upon discovery of the video online.
In 2019, Sticks n Stones is taking its programme across Aotearoa with an augmented training programme powered by Facebook – and is looking for schools interested in being involved. The "Online Advocate" training is provided free and can support up to 40 schools this year.
The programme starts with full-day activator workshops in host schools attended by local students (supported by a staff champion). This is followed by an interactive and collaborative online training programme supported by webinars.
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Julie McMahon (St Hilda's College) and John Creighton (Burnside High School) discuss these revised assessment tools and how they can be utilised in programmes of learning.
There will be time for you to ask Julie and John your questions.
This new snapshot of learning will take you through:
Their aim is to move ākonga from consuming on devices to creating on devices.
In this webinar, Catherine Johnson (English Medium Project Lead) is talking about:
There will be time for you to ask Catherine questions about the programme for English medium schools.
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This new page has information and resources that will help you teach app development in your classroom, as well as outlining the benefits that app development has for student learning.
When students make apps, they learn:
Tohatoha NZ has released a new educational card game that aims to teach players about Creative Commons licensing in a fun and engaging way.
The game itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA), which means users can share, adapt and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
“Anyone is welcome to download the cards, design their own scenarios, and adapt the game for local needs,” says Henk. Rules for play and a set of scenarios are available on the Tohatoha web site, as well as GitHub .
Decks of cards with the CC licenses on them, along with a selection of paintings of New Zealand native birds in place of the face cards, are now available for purchase from Tohatoha for $10.00 per pack, including postage and packing.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, the day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite together to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.
The Government review of Tomorrow’s Schools by the Independent Taskforce is completed. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini has now been released for public consultation. Stakeholder feedback on the report and its recommendations will be critical to inform Government decision making in 2019.
Submissions or queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Taskforce-led regional hui will take place in February/March 2019. More information on these will be available in early 2019.
Access the full report and the report summary from Tomorrow's Schools Review »
Free Flickr accounts are now going to be limited to 1000 photos. If users want to store more photos, they will need to purchase a $50USD/year Pro account.
Photos uploaded with a Creative Commons licence before 1 November 2018 will remain on the site, even if the user account is over the 1000 image limit.
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Media Literacy Week is spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).
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