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dc.contributor.authorHarlow, Ann
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Merilyn
dc.contributor.authorForret, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T21:57:29Z
dc.date.available2011-07-27T21:57:29Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationHarlow, A., Taylor, M. & Forret, M. (2011). Using an interactive whiteboard and a computer-programming tool to support the development of the key competencies in the New Zealand curriculum. Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, teaching, technology, 23(1).en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5524
dc.description.abstractDoes children’s use of the software Scratch provide potential for the enhancement of key competencies as they work in pairs at the interactive whiteboard (IWB)? This article looks at how children using Scratch collaborated and managed their projects as they set about designing, constructing, testing and evaluating a game for others to play, a task that provided a sustained challenge over six weeks and beyond. The findings showed that the key competencies of participating, contributing, and relating to others were enhanced by the collaborative use of Scratch at the IWB, and that creative and conceptual thinking processes were sustained. Children became increasingly adept at using Scratch, and some children, previously thought to have poor social skills, began to articulate their understandings to others. While a guiding and scaffolding role was evident in teachers’ actions, close monitoring of group progress and direct input from teachers is required to keep the challenge high but achievable, and to extend children’s knowledge and thinking as they use Scratch at the IWB.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago College of Educationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://education2x.otago.ac.nz/cinzs/mod/resource/view.php?id=168en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, teaching, technology. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectinteractive whiteboarden_NZ
dc.subjectIWBen_NZ
dc.titleUsing an interactive whiteboard and a computer-programming tool to support the development of the key competencies in the New Zealand curriculumen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfComputers in New Zealand Schoolsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36054
pubs.end-page24en_NZ
pubs.volume23en_NZ


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