Category: NCEA

  • Creating 3D Models with Kinect v1 (Xbox 360)

    Creating 3D Models with Kinect v1 (Xbox 360)

    Open Kinect Developer Toolkit Run Kinect Fusion Explorer You will now see the images that theKinect has scanned

  • Creating 3D Objects with Kinect v2 (Xbox One)

    Creating 3D Objects with Kinect v2 (Xbox One)

    Download and install 3D Scan from the Microsoft Store Download 3D Builder from the Microsoft Store Create a new scene

  • Input (1)

    Input (1)

    Reading input is really important in programming. It means that we can interact with the computer program. There are a number of methods of doing this. Here we will focus on using the Python input function to read input and assign the data entered to a variable. The input function returns a value which is…

  • Variables


    Variables are used to store data and the contents of them can be changed. This could be strings (text), numbers (integers, floats / decimals), or booleans (true or false). Variables must start with a letter. When naming variables (and functions) in Python we use an _ to separate different words. For example a variable to…

  • Fixing Errors (1)

    Fixing Errors (1)

    Try running the program below: There will be a number of errors that are detected when the program runs. The ones here are called syntax errors as they are due to the errors being due to the text we have used in our code. These are different to logic errors which the code will run…

  • Output


    Create a new file in your editor of choice called Enter the code shown below. We are using the print function. You can identify functions in Python as they have ( ) after the function name. The print function takes one or more arguments (stuff inside the brackets). In this example it has one…

  • Introduction


    Python is a high level third generation programming language. Python is an interpreted language as opposed to a compiled language. This means that each line of Python code is executed (run) line by line directly on the computer only at the time the program is run. This is different from a compiled language such ad…

  • Visual Studio Setup for Python

    Visual Studio Setup for Python

    Download and install Python 3 first if it’s not already installed. Once Python is installed restart your computer before moving to the next step. Download Visual Studio Code if you don’t already have it. Open Visual Studio Code Install the Python extension. Click the icon below to access the Extensions tab. Install the Microsoft Python…

  • Exemplars of Past Technology Scholarships

    Exemplars of Past Technology Scholarships

    Files here are extracted from the NZQA website and are copyright the original author and NZQA. Find the originals on the Scholarship Technology page. Not all scholarship exemplars will be digital. However all Technology Scholarships are assessed against the same criteria and provide useful background. Note is it about the process and it’s impact on…

  • Performance Standard / Assessment Criteria

    Performance Standard / Assessment Criteria

    Performance Standard The text below is taken directly from the Performance Standard, which is available on the NZQA New Zealand Scholarship Technology webpage. Outcome description The student will use knowledge of technology to demonstrate synthesis, integration, justification, and critical reflection on technological experiences. Scholarship Performance Descriptor The student will demonstrate aspects of high level: analysis…