Technology as an essential learning area in the New Zealand curriculum provides exciting opportunities for all students to develop and extend their ideas and to explore creative solutions to practical problems. Technology is challenging and rewarding, and open to everyone to develop broad technological literacy through the experience and exploration of a wide range of technologies in a variety of contexts. Subjects with the Technology Learning Area challenge students in a way unlike any other subject; students work creatively and analytically to identify, trial and evaluate potential solutions, and eventually put their ideas into practice.