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Calder, Nigel; Murphy, Carol – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
In this paper we consider how the integration of mobile technology apps into classroom practice can form an alternative pedagogical medium that influences the learning process in mathematics. We give an account of one aspect of a research project that examined the use of tablets and apps in primary school mathematics programmes and report teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Mathematics Instruction
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Rhodes, Kate; Calder, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
New digital technology areas were added to the New Zealand primary school technology curriculum in 2020. These areas aim to grow students who are not just passive users of technology but, instead, students who understand how computers work, who are digital creators, informed by design processes and critical thinking. The new digital areas of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Calder, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article reports on a research project that examined the ways that 10-year-old students, who were using Scratch for coding, engaged with mathematical ideas. Interactive software is emerging that has cross-curricula implications and facilitates thinking in rich, problem-solving environments. Scratch, a free-to-use graphical programming…
Descriptors: Programming, Coding, Computer Software, Educational Technology