I have been meeting a number of teachers lately that have been looking at junior technology with the lower year levels, years 9-10. Gone are the days where they could just do ict skills, now we are looking at technology achievement objectivies.
These are outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum 2007. However there are a number of teacher that do not know about the curriculum resources that have been made available on techlink.org.nz
as well as Strategies for Engaging students http://techlink.org.nz/curriculum-support/strategies/index.htm
I think there may need to be some PD carried out to help assist the community