Technology in the School Journal and Connected
In this section you can find links to School Journal and Connected articles that feature technology content.
Each item includes a summary and discussion starters that link to the technology indicators of progression and where relevant the progress outcomes.
Examples of articles for each strand in the technology learning area
Here are some examples of stories and articles relating to the strands of the technology learning area.
Nature of technology
Characteristics of technology
- "Tupaia: Master Navigator", School Journal, Level 3, August 2019
- "Johnny Pohe and the Great Escape", School Journal, level 4, May 2019
Characteristics of technological outcomes
- “Fake Facts,” Connected, Level 4 – Seeing Beyond, November 2019
- "The Remarkable Reti", School Journal, Level 3, October 2015
- "The House that Dan Built", Connected, Level 2 - Wild Discoveries, November 2019
- “Square Eyes”, Connected, level 3, November 2018
- "The Plastic-free Challenge", School Journal, level 2, November 2018
- “South Pacific Beats”, Connected, level 3, November 2018
- "Bright Fine Gold", School Journal, level 3, May 2015
- "Lighting the Sky with Raspberry Pi", Connected, level 2, November 2018
In the technological practice strand the three components are interlinked closely. These journal article examples cover all three components: planning for practice, brief development, and outcome development and evaluation.
- "Wētā", School Journal, Level 2, August 2019
- "Animation Creations", Connected, level 2, November 2018
- “Whai (String games)”, Ready to read, level 1, September 2018
If you have a School Journal or Connected you are using in class, use the archive to search by publication date for articles in those issues that can be used for discussion in the technology learning area.
"A Sinking Feeling", Connected – Is that so?, level 4, January 2015
“How come steel ships can sail across the ocean?” Meihana asks.
"Pseudoscience", Connected – Fact or Fiction?, level 3, January 2015
To tell the difference between real science and pseudoscience, we need to think like scientists.
"The Science of Rongoā", Connected – Fact or Fiction?, level 3, January 2015
A secondary student researches the medicinal properties of kawakawa.
"Catching a Space Duck", Connected – Fact or Fiction?, level 3, January 2015
A robotic spacecraft or probe was sent to find and orbit a comet.
"Don't Sit If You Want to Keep Fit", Connected – Is that so?, level 4, January 2015
Scientific evidence suggests that too much sitting is bad for us. But how strong is the evidence?
"Lighting the Way with Solar Energy", Connected – Is that so?, level 4, January 2015
Tokelau has changed from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
"Heat it Up", Connected – Have You Checked?, level 2, January 2015
Students investigate how to make their solar oven work better.
“Idea City”, School Journal, level 2, November 2014
This article describes some of the great ideas bringing Christchurch back to life after the earthquakes.
"Tons of tomatoes", School Journal, level 2, November 2014
Johnny’s Uncle Reupena (Roo-pen-a) grows his tomatoes without soil – he uses a hydroponic system.
"Up the Pipe", School Journal, level 3, November 2014
How can we put our sludge to good use?