Looking forward to CS4HS this year, I will be at both events.
The Hour of Code, this is an exciting time, though being in New Zealand is not a barrier, previews of the material have been made available
The New Zealand Association for Computing, Digital and Information Technology Teachers is an association with the goal of advocating for our subjects. The aim of the association is to create a community of teachers where we can share resources, communicate and speak with one voice to get our subject area recognised and supported.
There is so much happening in the Digital Technologies space at the moment, read about some of them in the latest T-News Magazine. This is a regular Newsletter that has loads of information for us.
CS4HS has been funded again by Google for 2013. The exact details are still being planned, but expect a similar format to last year, with two events in December, one in Christchurch and one in Wellington.
The dates are:
Details of the events are availble here http://cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/cs4hs
NZACDITT Google groups will only be available to paid-up members of NZACDITT. The cross over will happen on the 1st of April 2013.
NZACDITT (Your subject Association) manages the Google Group. It is the main vehicle for discussion and resources, (and was open to all people subject to approval).
NZACDITT want to make this resource available to paid members only so that we can start to provide more dedicated support to our membership.
If you are paid up and wish to gain access, please email nzacditt+owners [at] googlegroups.com
Join the region you represent when you are a member of NZACDITT. We want to build up the Professional Capabilities of the regions. We need to start organising at a regional level to get collaboration and sharing happening.