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2020 Top Tech Resource WinnersThe TENZ Regional Professional Learning committee are pleased to announce the following resources as finalists in the TENZ Top Tech Resource competition. Resources were selected based on their link to the NZC Technology Curriculum, depth of skills/knowledge learned by students, and the resource's ability to be undertaken at home by students, thus encouraging development of skills and understanding of technology.
WinnersECE to Year 2 - no winners
Year 3 to Year 5 - no winners
Year 6 to Year 8 category
1st place: Joy Woolley, Hastings Intermediate - Nature of Technology resources
2nd Place: Ann Paterson, Breens Intermediate - Nature of Technology - Time resource
3rd Place: Shobek Singh, Fruitvale School - DDDO - developing a game in Minecraft to improve Te Reo
Year 9 to Year 10
1st Place: Susan Wells, Diocesan School for Girls - Soft Materials Mandala & Sashiko kit
Year 11 to Year 13 - no winners
Winners will receive:
1st = $200 pressie card
2nd = $100 pressie card
3rd = $50 pressie card
Our congratulations to all winners - keep up the good work.
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Teacher Lockdown Resource Competition 2020Throughout 2020 teachers of technology education across NZ have put their expertise on display in the flipped classroom. TENZ wants to reward your hard work! During Terms 3 & 4 TENZ is asking teachers to submit a digital resource, lesson or activity. These teaching and learning resources can be anything that you have developed to teach Technology or STEM online. Teachers are asked to submit a lesson plan that illustrates your take on an activity.
Description:The resource lesson or activity should include the following:
- teacher name and school
- lesson title
- target year level
- time required for lesson/s
- achievement objectives/indicators of progression and/or progress outcome links
- materials required
- instructional steps
- assessment strategies
- differentiation strategies
ENTERING THE COMPETITION:Please fill in this form to submit your entry: Link to Lockdown Resource submission form.
Conditions:Entries must be submitted based on the NZ curriculum only. Due date for all entries is December 4, 2020. You may enter more than one resource. See link to judging rubric above to help with your submission.
Prizes:Categories: ECE to Yr 2 Yr 3 to Yr 5 Yr 6 to Yr 8 Yr 9 to Yr 10 Yr 11 to Yr 13 Prizes for each category: Treat yourselves with... 1st place: $200 prezzy card 2nd place: $100 prezzy card 3rd place: $50 prezzy card TENZ goody bags as spot prizes (drink bottles, bags, cups, notepads, pens, stickers etc )
TENZ - who are we?Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) is a professional, collaborative network for supporting teachers in New Zealand. We promote and support all levels of technology education - from Early Childhood Education (ECE) through to tertiary, across all learning areas within technology. Should you wish to learn more, or join TENZ today with your school - visit tenz.org.nz/join-tenz/
Winners: TENZ 2020 Techo ChallengeA big thank you to all teachers and students who entered the first TENZ Techno Challenge. Students from Year 1 - 10 were invited to design, model, test and evaluate an outcome designed to help with a need they had identified whilst at home during COVID-19 lockdown.
Judges were very impressed with the creativity and ingenuity of all students and were amazed at the technological understanding and language used in the entries.
Doodle a Design(aimed at younger students Y1 - 3) Congratulations to:
Automatic Toothpaste dispenser: CONRAD HEENAN, Year 3, Prebbleton Primary school
Cat Scarer: ELLA DAWSON Year 1, Prebbleton Primary School
Harry Aarts, Year 2, Prebbleton Primary school
Jack Bowen, Year 2, Prebbleton Primary school William Hurrell, Year 2, Prebbleton Primary school Ramona Rowe, Year 1, Fruitvale School
Model Manufacture(aimed at Y4 - 7) Congratulations to:
Healthy dog treats: SASHA KEY, Year 7, Remarkables Primary school
Joint Second Place
Cat scratch pole: DANIEL LOVEWELL, Year 7, Hadlow school
Joint Second Plaee
Study desk: ZIQI CAO, Year 7, Peachgrove Intermediate school
Heidi Green, Year 7, Remarkables Primary school Rosa Dawson, Year 7, Remarkables Primary school Alex Johnstone, Year 7, Kirkwood Intermediate school
Iterative Inventions(aimed at Y8 - 10)
Bird Scarer: MAGGIE LANGFORD, Year 7, Remarkables Primary school
Joint Second Place
Horse jump: GEMMA LOVEWELL, Year 10, Nga Tawa Diocesan school
Joint Second Place
Refuse bin catch: VIOLET SMILLIE, Year 8, Remarkables Primary school
Very Highly Commended
Indy Hamilton, Year 7, Remarkables Primary school
Highly CommendedEsther Ide, Year 7, Remarkables Primary school Bethany Argyle, Year 8, Remarkables Primary school
Also, thanks again to our sponsors who donated prizes for the TENZ Techno Challenge:Learning Developments OfficeMax Phoenix Technology MOTAT Mrs Priestley ICT
and to the judges who gave up their own time to read and check over 60 entries:Catherine Johnson Ruth Lemon Julie Baker Wendy Fox-Turnbull
we appreciate the difficulty of making those decisions!
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TENZ 2020 Techo ChallengeReady for a HANDS ON authentic & creative learning experience for your students to take part in during the COVID-19 lockdown? Encourage your learners to take part in the TENZ 2020 Techno Challenge! We are proud to present this nationwide competition for Years 1 to 10, encouraging tamariki to innovate at home through the Technology curriculum.
Three competition categories:
- Doodle a design (aimed at younger students Y1 - 3)
- Model Manufacture (aimed at Y4 - 7)
- Iterative Inventions (aimed at Y8 - 10