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Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth attended the 123 Tech challenge in 2018 and again this year. They took out first place with a project based on the Micro:Bit!
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One lucky student from St. Mary's had won themselves aMicro:Bit Starter Kit as a runner-up prize from our previous competition in conjunction withKiwi Kids News. We ran a mini-lesson with some students that are particularly interested in the Micro:Bit's.
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We had the opportunity to exhibit Learning Developments at the Hamilton Tech Week event.  The star of our show was the Micro:Bit, which drew the attention of both businesses and tech-lovers.
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We’ve recently provided 200 micro:bit devices to the Mind Lab for the teacher education programme.  We support the exceptional work they do, recognizing that forwards thinking is the key to successful future learning. 
The micro:bit foundation has won the Tech for Teachers - 2018 award, for the second consecutive time. This is a prestigious award that focuses on classroom impact, innovation, teaching and learning, value for money and long-term potential.
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The new kid on the block (BBC Micro:Bit) is really making some moves.  However, the Arduino has made a great impact in the not so distant past and is considered the learning and makers platform of choice.  So why use the micro:bit?
With the release of the draft Digital Technology Curriculum, the media is reporting that primary teachers will be teaching kids to ‘code’.  Some even feel it is not needed and misses the point of 21st-century learning, but that is not its intention. 
Learning Developments are proud to announce their relationship with the Waikato Innovation Park.  We look forward to a prosperous and mutually beneficial relationship!
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