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Technology Education Policy in Election 2017
In the lead-up to the election, Ian Apperley takes a closer look at policy considerations. This post: education.
World Biggest Education Technology Conference Explores Computer Games for Learning
The use of computer games to support the learning and assessment of 21st century competencies was the focus of a keynote by Professor Valerie Shute at the World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) 2017.
Reflecting on the Digital Technologies school curriculum announcement
As outlined last week, ITP is really happy to be part of the major announcement around the detail of Digital Technologies in the curriculum for all New Zealand schools. This is an initiative we've been involved in for a number of years and we're really excited to have helped get it over the line.
This comes at the end of 9 years of work. So what led to these changes?
Brislen on Tech
In which we close out the Copper Age, discover people do actually use this thing called the internet and that if teachers can grasp the nettle, so can you.
A different approach to digital technology in schools
It's 2017 in New Zealand, and our schools aren't producing enough confident, informed digital participants. Sure, they can play games like a boss, but that's just digital consumption. Ask them to do s…
Teachers embrace digital learning technologies
A survey of primary and intermediate school teachers and principals finds that most believe digital technologies are enhancing classrooms and student learning.
How to be a Highly Valued Employee
If you would like to be a more highly valued employee and reap the rewards of that (get promoted, earn more money, help your organisation be more successful) please read on.
Many years ago, back in…
People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy
Talent is not everything. Our sports teams have found this out the hard way. Some of our national teams, now have a "No Dickheads" policy.
What do we mean by a "Dickhead" and how do you spot one?
Do you have Knowledge, or Wisdom?
The other day I saw a slogan on the side of a truck, which said: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." My immediate reaction was amusement,…
Volunteering abroad - what's it like for tech professionals?
Jared Linnell is a Victoria University graduate who just returned from ten months volunteering with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. He told Kalena Jordan about his …
This week's ITP update
It was a big planning week for ITP, with various board planning sessions for 2017, a new President and Deputy President, first face-to-face meeting of the full new ITP Board, various ministerial meeti…