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Mission Heights Junior College Principal Joan Middlemiss and her 'Project Alert' team of Courtney Powell, Cailey Dayu and Dylan Townsend have returned from this year's Future Problem Solving International Conference at Iowa State University, USA, as winners once again. Read more...


In mid-June, Linwood College's 32-page glossy booklet introducing New Zealand to STEM education – the story of "an exciting new initiative that is growing out of the rubble" and an invitation to the Christchurch and New Zealand communities to "join the conversation" – was launched at the school by Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Adviser to the Prime Minister. Read more...


Through her own experiences, Kylie Merrick, Wellington High School, discusses the varied ways you can introduce PLD into your busy working life. Read more...


Secondary schools have just received information for applying for this year's IPENZ Foundation Scholarship Awards. Six $4,000 scholarships are offered annually – to assist with costs for study in IPENZ-accredited three- and four-year engineering degree programmes. Students in Years 12 or 13 are encouraged to apply. Read more...


Havelock North Intermediate Technology Teacher Doug Sutherland outlines a USB storage device unit he has created for Year 7 and 8 students that uses the school's new laser cutter. Read more...


John Lockley looks at the research literature on Technological Literacy in the context of the teaching of Technology. Read more...


A contribution from the New Zealand Commerce and Economics Teachers' Association (CETA), another professional association working to support the learning area of Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum Read more...


This webwatch features the inaugural Maker Faire at the White House, a hand-held molecular sensor that is a runaway success on the Kickstarter website, and an interview with Kiwi IT entrepreneur Victoria Ransom. Read more...


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t-news Issue 72

Technology Years 9-13
Awards stack up for 'Project Alert'

Vocational Pathways
STEM – stong roots planted in Christchurch

Professional Development
PD or not PD – there's no question about it!

Vocational Pathways
Six tertiary scholarships for secondary students

Technology Years 1-8
A Year 7 USB unit using cutting edge technology

Research + Publications
Technological literacy literature

Technology Years 9-13
NZCETA – Digital technologies in commerce and economics

White House hosts the Maker Faire, plus more...

TENZ News: July 2014 update

NZACDITT News: July 2014 update

HETTANZ News: July 2014 update

NZGTTA News: July 2014 update


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