Tahi Rua Toru Tech
Supported by an industry mentor, students identify problems in their local school or community, then solve them using digital technologies.
The challenge is fun; exposes students to what it’s like to work in tech through a structured program of work; builds teamwork and collaboration skills; crosses over into literacy and numeracy skills at primary school levels; and can be used for NCEA achievement standards at levels 1, 2, & 3 as well.
Younger students, up to year 5 take part in teacher led activities that teach computational thinking and digital design. These fun games are done completely offline with no computers. The activities are based on the world-renowned ‘Computer Science Unplugged’ developed by Professor Tim Bell and his team.
Diversity is key. We focus heavily on girls’ and culturally diverse schools, and all resources are available in English or Te Reo Māori.
Tahi Rua Toru Tech is run by the IT Industry (via ITPNZ), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, and is available FREE to all NZ schools and kura.