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Pierard, Tom – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Increased interest in music technology education in recent years has prompted music teachers, technology educators and theorists to reconsider both the human and technical processes rendered by creative work in digital sound media. Music technology learning environments range from more structured classroom learning to informal, autodidactic…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Music Education, Educational Technology, Educational Environment
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Morreale, Fabio – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In the creative sector, "music technology" refers to a wide range of musical practices, tools and devices enabled or facilitated by computers. Yet the music technology curriculum in New Zealand, as in other parts of the world, is dominated by two specific tools: commercial Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and notation software. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Music Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Luton, Jane Isobel; Hood, Jacqueline – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Using the allegory of Sisyphus from ancient Greek mythology, we examine the problems that arose while teaching Year 9 drama classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in Aotearoa, New Zealand. At times we have felt like Sisyphus, forced to push a boulder uphill forever. We became adept at using the school's chosen online platform, in…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Drama, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Hawera Ngarewa; Wright, Noeline; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
One issue in mathematics initial teacher education (ITE) is how to best support students to use digital technologies (DTs) to enhance their teaching of mathematics. While most ITE students are probably using DTs on a daily basis for personal use, they are often unfamiliar with using them for educative purposes in New Zealand primary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Technology
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Drew, Leoni; Forbes, Dianne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways polytechnic students use personal mobile devices to support their learning. This study used purposive sampling and mixed methods to generate data about student ownership and use of mobile digital devices within a single institution. Findings reveal patterns of device ownership, insights into how…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Telecommunications
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Rae, Genevieve; Dabner, Nicki; Mackey, Julie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
The practice of students bringing their own mobile devices (BYOD) to school is increasingly being used to leverage digital learning opportunities in New Zealand schools. This paper presents a summary of the findings from a case study that explored the experiences of three primary school teachers as they introduced BYOD into their classrooms for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Ownership
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Aguayo, Claudio; Eames, Chris – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This article presents the case for using mobile technologies to facilitate the integration of classroom and outside-of-classroom learning experiences designed to enhance the ecological literacy of primary school students and their parents. There is growing evidence supporting the transformative potential of mobile learning technologies and tools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Allen, Piata – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Maori-medium pangarau classrooms occupy a unique space within the mathematics education landscape. The language of instruction is an endangered minority language and many teachers and learners in Maori-medium pangarau classrooms are second language (L2) learners of te reo Maori. Mobile technology could be used in Maori-medium pangarau classrooms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Khoo, Elaine; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This paper reports on findings from a research project concerned with how electronic networking tools (e-networked tools), such as the Internet, online forums, and mobile technologies, can support authentic science inquiry in junior secondary classrooms. It focuses on three qualitative case studies involving science teachers from two high schools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Susan Jowsey; Claudio Aguayo – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Mixed Reality learning environments can provide opportunities to educationally enhance previously isolated scientific concepts by using art and technology as mediums for understanding the world. Participatory experiences provide a kinetic means of comprehending often-abstract knowledge, creating the conditions for sensory learning that is…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Sensory Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Constanza Tolosa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Pre-service teacher education plays a pivotal role in ensuring that future teachers are prepared to integrate technology effectively to their teaching. One way of improving readiness in future teachers is integrating mobile technologies to discipline-specific teacher education courses. This article presents three case studies drawn from…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ruth Lemon – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This opinion piece aims to grow awareness of a range of technological initiatives that are supporting Maori language regeneration. These initiatives have been chosen because they have communities of users. This piece could be useful to educators who want to learn about the options that are available in this area, or students of Maori language for…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Armistead, Stuart – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
The interest and uptake in utilising digital technologies in education appears to be exponential. With the rollout of ultrafast broadband and the development of the Network for Learning in New Zealand, school leaders face the challenges and opportunity of deciding when, what and how they go about implementing digital technologies in their schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The introduction of computers, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the school context has proved challenging for many schools and teachers. In meeting these challenges, professional development for teachers has been seen traditionally as a formal process conducted by an expert from outside the school.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Whitehead, David – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
The application of research outcomes aligned to a single paradigm can result in the design of polarized classroom pedagogies. In contrast, the application of multi-paradigmatic perspectives can result in the design of effective literacy and thinking tools. The research outcomes from cognitive and neuro-psychologists adopting normative…
Descriptors: Literacy, Thinking Skills, Evidence Based Practice, Theory of Mind