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Primary technology resources

Digital technologies in the technology learning area

Technology Online

This page provides tables with links to some useful digital technologies resources suggested by teachers. Select the images in the tables to view information about the links.

CS Unplugged

CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles.

Code Club

Code Club projects are step-by-step guides for students to follow and create including animations, games, and websites.

Technology in Journals and Connected

Find articles with discussion starters and links to the technology learning area.

Technology provision for years 7–8

Staffing for technology education for years 7–8 is provided to all schools approved by the Resourcing Division of the Ministry of Education

Science Learning Hub Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao

Science learning hub is a national project funded by the New Zealand Government to make examples of New Zealand science, technology, and engineering more accessible and visible.

Enabling e-Learning

Enabling e-Learning is the Ministry of Education’s online hub for e-learning education resources and programmes in New Zealand including:

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

New Zealand teaching resources, support for road safety practices, and safety tips for students and families.

Tomatoes on a vine
Food context resources

Food science for kids

This site has free games, fun experiments and online activities about food.

Growing and learning with 5+ A Day

This website has a library of lesson plans and materials to support teachers. It includes blended learning options, fact files, photo cards, and graphic organisers. They are inquiry-based explorations that can be used flexibly to meet the needs and interests of your student and your school curriculum.

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Junior secondary technology resources

Digital technologies in the technology learning area

Technology Online

This page provides tables with links to some useful digital technologies resources suggested by teachers. Select the images in the tables to view information about the links.

CS Unplugged

CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles.

Technology in the news

Curated news articles with discussion starters and links to the technology learning area.

Science Learning Hub Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao

Science learning hub is a national project funded by the New Zealand Government to make examples of New Zealand science, technology, and engineering more accessible and visible.

Enabling e-Learning

Enabling e-Learning is the Ministry of Education’s online hub for e-learning education resources and programmes in New Zealand including:

School-gen

School-gen aims to get young New Zealanders interested in science, engineering, technology and maths while learning cool stuff about energy – how it’s made, how it works and how it can be managed. They provide lesson plans, activities, and online games to get students engaged in STEM learning.

Grow Waitaha

This Christchurch-based schools collaboration has created resources to support authentic curriculum planning and implementation.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

New Zealand teaching resources, support for road safety practices, and safety tips for students and families.

Tomatoes on a vine
Food context resources

5+ A Day teaching resources

There are year 9 resources available for order including in te reo Māori.

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has developed a range of health and nutrition resources for food technology.

Ministry for Primary Industries Manatū Ahu Matua

Schools can use the primary industries to help students study a wide range of learning areas. MPI has developed a set of teacher resources that are relevant to New Zealand and use real-life data.

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Senior secondary technology resources

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

  • NZQA: Technology page – on this page you will find links for the standards and links to internal and external assessment resources.
  • NZQA: Approved subjects for University Entrance – NZQA extended the list of approved subjects for university entrance, following consultation with universities and the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee.

Technology Teaching and Learning Guide

The Technology Teaching and Learning Guide has been written to support technology  teaching and learning in senior secondary programmes.

Quicklinks to the contents of the document:

Digital technologies

Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko Teaching and Learning Guide

This senior secondary guide has been written to support digital technologies teaching and learning in senior secondary programmes.

Quicklinks to the contents of the document:

Computer Science Field Guide

Computer Science Field Guide is an online interactive resource for high school students learning about computer science.

Carpenter measuring a beam
Designing and developing materials outcomes

Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee initiative provides young people more choices, ways, and places to achieve NCEA level 2 or equivalent. These pathways support learners in developing their own pathways towards future work and careers.

Competenz

Competenz provides resources, assessment, and moderation support. They also provide careers information and the Gateway programme to enable trades training in schools and career opportunities for students

BCITO

BCITO work in partnership with employers and industry to set skills standards and qualifications for the construction industry. They develop skills standards and qualification specifications for 15 trades.

Designing and developing processed outcomes

New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST)

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology is the professional link for people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods. The institute promotes food science and technology. It holds regular branch meetings, technical sessions, and an annual conference, a high level of member contact and participation is maintained.

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Industry partnerships and competitions

The Wonder Project

Engineering New Zealand provides the Wonder Project. It is a series of hands-on STEM programmes that fit with the curriculum. 

Skills Bright Sparks

Competition for young inventors with projects involving some electronics or programming. It is open to anyone enrolled in a New Zealand primary, intermediate, or secondary school.

Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards

Competition for year 11–13 students to deliver 12 minuter presentations about how an application of technology will benefit New Zealand.

Royal Society Te Apārangi

The Royal Society Te Apārangi supports science and technology education in New Zealand by running programmes and competitions for students and teachers. They also aim to link science and technology education providers with teachers, students, schools, and each other.

Techweek 

A nationwide series of events celebrating New Zealand innovation in technology.

Edtech New Zealand

The Education Technology Association of New Zealand aims to improve people's lives and increase access to quality education through technology for the benefit of educators and learners in Aotearoa.

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Subject associations

For subject associations see: Professional supports.

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