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    CORE Education
    Shining a spotlight on uLearn19 Spotlights
    29 July
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    "after all, humans are creating digital solutions in response to human need. Perhaps some thinking needs to be wrapped around what that means"

    Yeah - agree totally. Design Thinking gives a good window into this sort of thing, particularly with its Empathy, or Discovery phase (depending on your preferred explainer of DT.

    In the spotlight, my emphasis will be more on the way that tech can disenfranchise us, and the way that Digital Technologies (incorporating Systems, Design and Computational thinking) can empower us to understand our world rather than perceiving everything as a black box.

    My workshop will look at Design and Systems as well as Computational thinkings, building on (but not dependent on) the spotlight

    - By martinlevins
      • martinlevins
        By martinlevins
        Oct 4

        "after all, humans are creating digital solutions in response to human need. Perhaps some thinking needs to be wrapped around what that means"

        Yeah - agree totally. Design Thinking gives a good window into this sort of thing, particularly with its Empathy, or Discovery phase (depending on your preferred explainer of DT.

        In the spotlight, my emphasis will be more on the way that tech can disenfranchise us, and the way that Digital Technologies (incorporating Systems, Design and Computational thinking) can empower us to understand our world rather than perceiving everything as a black box.

        My workshop will look at Design and Systems as well as Computational thinkings, building on (but not dependent on) the spotlight

        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Oct 4

          martinlevins, thank you for highlighting your session here as well. How timely (as you know) to be highlighting rich opportunities for students to use digital tools that exemplify Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes - both new technological areas of the Technology learning area of NZC. 

          As we explore these areas I think digital fluency (digital literacy and digital citizenship) become integral to accessing and using technologies appropriately, safely, wisely and ethically; after all, humans are creating digital solutions in response to human need. Perhaps some thinking needs to be wrapped around what that means, what haven't we thought about and what can go wrong...Can't wait to hear more from yourself Martin @ uLearn19 

          • martinlevins
            By martinlevins
            Oct 2

            Gerday persons. I'm doing a spotlight on how Digital Tech can offer great opportunities for student voice and choice, and a workshop on playing with microbits, based around keeping a garden alive over the holidays

            I've had a good look at the NZ curriculum (I'm from over the ditch) and have seen a lot of similarities with the Aussie situation.

            I'd love to hear from delegates—particularly their views on digital citizenship, and understanding of Computational thinking

            Cheers
            Martin

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