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.
"Fair Chocolate", School Journal, level 4, November 2014
A fair-trade company is setting up a new chocolate factory in Sydenham, Christchurch.
"Pōhā: A Clever Way of Storing Food", School Journal, level 2, August 2014
Pōhā are bags made out of a special kind of kelp called rimurapa.
“Making Amazing Places”, Connected – How do you know?, level 2, January 2014
This article in Connected describes how a group of year 4 students designed a winning playground.
“The Cardboard Cathedral”, Connected – How do you know?, level 2, January 2014
The Christchurch Cathedral had to be rebuilt after the February 2011 earthquake.
“Rebuilding Christchurch with Amazing Ideas”, Connected – Why is That?, level 3, January 2014
Christchurch students were invited to design an amazing place.
“Black is Back”, Connected – What's the Evidence?, level 4, January 2014
This article explains how a Te Papa conservator uses scientific methods to preserve fibres.
“Knee Deep”, School Journal, level 4, October 2013
The Christchurch wastewater system needed to be permanently repaired following the earthquakes.
“59.5 Degrees South”, School Journal, level 3, August 2013
Scientists learn a lot about the temperatures and movements of the seas from high-tech Argo floats gathering data in oceans...
“Backyard Chooks”, School Journal, level 2, August 2013
Jean loves eating eggs for breakfast, but one morning, there are no eggs left ...
“Tīvaevae”, School Journal, level 3, April 2013
The origins, meanings, and construction of tīvaevae are discussed in this article.