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Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko

Version date: 11 December 2017
Key changes: Version 01
Subject facilitator email:  [email protected]

Teaching and Learning Programmes

These outlines of teaching and learning programmes for Levels 6 and 7 have been developed to support teachers who are choosing to assess using the new achievement standards.


DT & HM Online for NCEA

DT & HM Online for NCEA are specialised online modules to assist teachers, kaiako, and students with NCEA. 

Teaching and learning guide

Level 6, 7 and 8 NZC, Te MoA

Level 1,2 and 3 NCEA


New Zealand is a digital nation. Digital technologies are transforming how we live; shaping our homes and our workplaces, changing the way that we interact with each other and live our everyday lives. Incorporating digital technologies into teaching and learning programmes will support young people to develop the confidence and skill not only to use digital technologies (DT) but to design and build digital systems.

For the first time the learning in digital technologies is explicit within the technology learning area. From 2018, Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko will be strengthened in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Why study digital technologies?

Children and young people often already arrive at school knowing how to use digital technologies – but learners also need to be able to understand and create digital technologies to succeed in further education and the world of work. And in our wider economy, businesses struggle to find people with the right skills to drive digital innovation and economic growth – this learning needs to start in the classroom. 

The digital technologies curriculum guide content

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Last updated March 12, 2020