Museum learning brings tech to life in Te Papa’s Raranga Matihiko programme

A programme combining museum treasures with high tech is proving a hit with children across New Zealand. Raranga Matihiko is offers schools a two-year programme involving visits to their local museum, access to the museum treasures, and the chance to tell their own stories while accessing the latest technology. Te Papa created the programme working… Read More

Introducing Tinkercad

The team at Te Papa want to give you a taste of our favourite digital tools. He kai kei aku ringa, he koha mo te katoa. (I have ‘food’ in my hands to share as a gift for all.) Finally, we have Tinkercad. Tinkercad is easy to use 3-D design tool. These videos were created… Read More

Introducing Scratch

The team at Te Papa want to give you a taste of our favourite digital tools. He kai kei aku ringa, he koha mo te katoa. (I have ‘food’ in my hands to share as a gift for all.) Our next tool is Scratch. Scratch is another tool that uses block based coding where you… Read More

Introducing Gamefroot

The team at Te Papa want to give you a taste of our favourite digital tools. He kai kei aku ringa, he koha mo te katoa. (I have ‘food’ in my hands to share as a gift for all.) Next up is Gamefroot, where anyone can make, share or play games. It’s a great tool… Read More

Introducing Clapmotion

The team at Te Papa want to give you a taste of our favourite digital tools. He kai kei aku ringa, he koha mo te katoa. (I have ‘food’ in my hands to share as a gift for all.) The first tool is Clapmotion, which is a stop-motion software. These videos were created by Donald… Read More

Computational Thinking in the Junior classroom

This post originally appeared in The Belbird blog written by Monika Kern. The other day on Twitter I came across Victoria Macann’s post on the Learning Architects’ blog about implementing CT into the classroom. I agree with many of her thoughts, there is a lot of unplugged computational thinking already happening in classrooms (this previous post contains… Read More