TechTalks: Innovative students talk about their ideas on digital technologies

To celebrate Techweek’18 which is running from 19-27 May, six Kiwi students share their inspiring views via a ‘TechTalks’ showcase. Their stories highlight the exciting potential of how digital technologies can be used to solve everyday problems.

These stories illustrate that the digital skills and capabilities learnt through designing digital solutions don’t just apply to students interested in pursuing technology careers, but simply help them to think differently. Their solutions address a range of challenges: environmental pollution, getting rubbish out when you are elderly or live a distance from the kerb, or how to make learning about physics more … like a game.

The Ministry of Education is pleased to promote events happening throughout Techweek especially as it supports the introduction of the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko content, and schools and kura look to integrate it into their local curriculum.

The intention behind Techweek is simple – to amplify New Zealand’s unique and inspiring technology innovation stories to the world. Over 400 Techweek events are planned across New Zealand for people of all ages, many free of charge. There are opportunities for all to see what digital technology is all about including interactive workshops, seminars, games rooms, and more.

View the ‘TechTalks’ showcase

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