There always seems to be some great stuff happening in Wellington, from the Te Papa gaming exhibit through to makertorium today. I have been following it through twitter #makertorium and I must say there are so many good toys I would be interested in buying. The flying fox http://www.flyingfoxcam.com/ camera has me wanting to film rugby games from the sidelines with better view for sports analysis, though it looks like it would survive a ball attack.
What a great way to introduce technology/digital technologies achievement standards to students. http://makertorium.co.nz/
One that has my attention at present is how to introduce robotics in the classroom, I know a number of schools have Lego NXT kits or VEX robotics, but they are expensive. Then there are the pixaxe robotics that were shown at the Auckland Symposium.
One that I am looking at due to todays tweets are the http://www.bristlebotics.com/ that are made by a company in Dunedin. They have developed a interesting unit plan that will work with technology levels 3-5 http://www.bristlebotics.com/files/1363122426_BUZZY%20Lesson%20plan%20concept.pdf
How are schools using robotics with junior secondary programmes?
Both the flyingfoxcamera and bristlebotics are nz made.
I am hoping that they have another makertorium soon.