Bringing innovative digital learning environments to kids

A $6 million ‘All Equity Fund’ launched on the 28 March will give less-advantaged students better access to digital tools, skills and knowledge. The fund is available to 12,500 students each year, over three years.

The Digital Technologies for All Equity Fund is one part of a $38 million Government funding package to make digital technologies more accessible for school kids. This includes around $24 million to help teachers and kaiako prepare to teach the new curriculum content.

The Ministry of Education has partnered with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) and Karrikins Groups to deliver this innovative initiative. The two different programmes will support learning in a culturally relevant and meaningful way and open up further options for children.

Karrikins Group’s programme, Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko, will include robots, 3D printing and coding and will overall emphasise an ability to ‘think digitally’.

Te Papa will partner with other museums to deliver its programme, Te Papa - Raranga Matihiko, and bring technology-rich learning to students.

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