New After-School Digital Makerspace for Taupō

We’re proud to announce our first Digital Makerspace is now open in Taupō.

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Our DT Academy programme offers a broad spectrum of curriculum-aligned Digital Technologies activities and courses for young people from 9 years up. Areas covered will include:

  • Computer Science
  • Programming
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing & Modelling
  • Physical Computing

We also offer evening and weekend workshops for teachers and adults, as well as school holiday sessions for young people. Teacher PLD will be advertised via EdGazette.

Our after-school programme for Term 4 has started. For more details contact us , visit us on facebook or check out the website: dtkids.academy

The Technology Hub, Taupō

Suite 7
Lerew Building
2-10 Heuheu Street
Town Centre
Taupō

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Why the Pi?

1. In the latest NZCER survey, the cost of ICT provision and the challenges of equitable access to ICT resourcing are still of real concern for many Principals and Teachers.  

NZCER Digital Technologies for Learning Infographic 2017
http://www.nzcer.org.nz/infographic-digital-technologies-learning

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive and affordable computing solution for schools.  See here for more details. 

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Physical Computing Workshop Series

Introduction to Physical Computing with the Raspberry Pi

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Teaching Programme

  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi and its components
  • Introduction to Programming (using Scratch GPIO and / or Python)
  • Simple Circuits

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The Teacher’s Lounge Blog

Established in 2011, the Teacher’s Lounge is a free curated ‘one-stop-shop’ for resources and information to support the delivery of Computing and Digital Technologies in New Zealand schools.  Take some time to check through the links and add the site to your bookmarks.  Enjoy!

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