New Zealand Science Teacher

Learning in Science

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    Te reo Māori Minecraft tutorials for Hour of Code

    2016-12-06

    Microsoft’s annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will have a distinctly Kiwi flavour this year with new Minecraft tutorials on the popular Code.org web site being made available in te reo Māori for the first time.

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    Computer Science Unplugged resources get funding boost

    2016-11-21

    A series of resources teaching computational thinking, developed in New Zealand more than 20 years ago and which have since become a fixture in computer science education around the world, have received a huge boost with the announcement of funding from Microsoft.

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    Science Learning Hub gets a reboot

    2016-08-30

    Science Learning Hub will be familiar to every science teacher in the country, for good reason: it's the premiere repository of science learning resources in this country. But if there's been one slight criticism of the site, it's that the layout can feel a bit confusing to those that aren't familiar with it. The shiny new redesigned SLH makes this a non-issue. 

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    Organised chaos: BHS science fair

    2016-05-09

    Stephen Dorey, HOD Science at Buller High School, says that the introduction of a science fair has built bridges in the community at large, invigorated learning, and created opportunities for cross-sector knowledge sharing.

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    Connecting schools with scientists

    2015-07-14

    Our science students’ horizons can be greatly expanded by making meaningful connections with working scientists, writes SHELLEY HERSEY.

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    Digital technologies and the future of science education

    2015-07-13

    What opportunities do digital technologies provide for science education, asks SHELLEY HERSEY.

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    Using 3D printers to teach biology

    2014-08-04

    The world of 3D printing is wide open with possibility for teaching biology, writes MICHAEL WILSON.

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    The YouTube classroom

    2014-07-18

    The internet has well and truly emerged as an innovative learning tool, writes STEVE McCABE.

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    Join the science education Twittersphere

    2014-06-27

    Twitter has real benefits for science educators, writes RACHEL CHISNALL.

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