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A prize pool of $10,000, new categories and a high-profile ambassador are all features of Bright Sparks 2015. Read more...


To celebrate the STEM International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies this year, the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) developed an MOU with Science Alive. As part of this initiative, Science Alive ran a Celebration of Light Festival at CPIT on 11-18 April, during the school holidays. Read more...


A Technology education conference in a palace, and an opera singer entertaining the conference diners were pleasant experiences for a few New Zealanders fortunate enough to attend the 2015 PATT 29 Conference at the Palais du Pharo in Marseilles in France in April. Read more...


This month's Webwatch turns again to Laughing Squid ( for inspiration, with a focus on some quirky examples of new product development and an impressive display of robotic precision. Read more...


Everyone has them. Some are cherished aspirations, some are ambitions, some are unrealistic – self-deluding fantasies even. Martin Luther King had one. Walt Disney said they come true if you have the courage to pursue them. Colin Powell said they are not fulfilled through magic – it takes sweat, determination and hard work. They are, of course, dreams. Read more...


Technology Online Facilitator Wendy Webb reports that changes have recently been implemented to the Technology Online website. Read more...


The American multinational technology company Google has given $10,000 to the Dunedin-based New Zealand Robotics Education Committee to provide professional development opportunities to teachers so they are equipped to teach robotics to Year 5-10 pupils. Read more...


A casual conversation at the recent Weltec open day led a group of WelTec's first year engineering students on trip up to Wanganui City College, where they enthusiastically demonstrated their TRON Lightcycle to an attentive group of City College maths and technology pupils. Read more...


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CETA June 2015 Update


t-news Issue 80

Technology Years 9-13
Get involved with Bright Sparks 2015

Vocational Pathways
CPIT Light festival wows school students

International Focus
A Technology conference in 19th century style

Quirky new projects that take the cake

Student aspiration – a teacher's greatest asset

Technology Years 1-8
Changes to the Technology Online website

Professional Development
Google support for robotics education PD

Enterprise and Innovation
A cardboard TRON Lightcycle that works!

TENZ News: June 2015 Update

NZGTTA News: June 2015 Update

NZCETA: June 2015 Update


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