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How to make to most of Techweek 17: Part Two

09 May 17

Techweek’ 17 has already been so jam-packed with exciting events and content, can you believe there are still five days to go? 

We hope you enjoyed the first days of this nationwide tech-extravaganza, now it’s time to recommend our top edtech picks for the rest of the festival. 

Without further ado, check out our free highlights for education and tech over the final four days, to round off your Techweek experience. 

Day 6:

Digitally Empowering People will look at how digital technology can be used to empower communities and young people. 

The event will focus on the Tauranga and Western Bay area, so if you’re an educator in this region, head along to see how these technologies can be used to empower the young people in your communities. 

Thu 11 May, 6:30pm to 8:00pm - Toi Tauranga Art Gallery

Day 7:

Innovations in Technology Education hopes to gather those involved in education to join them in sharing experiences.

The EDENZ team will take you through the classrooms and discuss how to help learners achieve their tech goals, no matter their knowledge level. The event will also host a panel with guest experts and participants invited to share.  

Fri 12 May, 2:00pm to 4:00pm - EDENZ College, Auckland

Fierce Girls Animation Hack (48Hr Live Stream) will be broadcasting an exciting challenge to script, animate and edit a project within 48 hours. 

With a focus on bringing together wāhine Māori to develop storylines and characters, it will amazing to see what amazing tales come out of the hack. 

Whether it be inspiration for engaging wāhine Māori in your classrooms, or a chance to see fast-paced technological storytelling in action, Fierce Girls is definitely one to watch.

The event will take place in Rotorua’s Digital Basecamp, but register to gain access to the stream. 

Starts 5:00pm, Fri 12 May.

Day 8: 

Code Camp 2017 will host inspirational speakers from New Zealand and Australia with the aim of discussing the future of programming across a range of disciplines. 

A great opportunity to see the careers you could be leading students towards, and pick up some coding comprehension along the way. 

Sat 13 May, 9:30am to 4:30pm - ARA, Christchurch

MakerTrail will see makerspaces all over New Zealand opening their doors to share their experience in the joy of making. 

For those unaware of Makerspaces, they are community centres that provide tech, manufacturing equipment and educational opportunities to their public. This means you can access the ability to make anything without needing all the tools and know-how to start out. 

Learning and creating through collaboration is the key to making, head along to see these spaces can help their communities with 3D printing, digital fabrication and so much more. 

Sat 13 May, 10:00am to 4:00pm - Various locations, register to find out more

Day 9:

 Northland Techweek: Marae Tech Taster will see Rasberry Pi’s, game design, beatmaking and more visit Pehiaweri Marae.

This gives educators in our far north a chance to engage with tech and see the ways students are already interacting with the latest innovations.

The event is aimed at children and caregivers/educators to show some of the exciting things that can be done with tech. 

Sun 14 May, 10:00am to 3:00pm - Pehiaweri Marae, Glenbervie

OMGTech! Trailblazers continues its trek across Aotearoa sharing tech insights with educators around the country. This Sunday they’re landing in Dunedin to bring their tech tutelage to Otago. 

Get hands-on experience with coding in Scratch, which can be taken straight back to the classroom. 

These workshops are a fun chance to get in some tech PD at the beginning of Term 2.

Sun 14 May, 3:30pm to 5:00pm - Dunedin, Venue TBC

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