They’re probably one of the most technologically adept generations ever but Zers are still concerned about their future work lives and whether education is giving them the right grounding to thrive in a future career.
To wit; 92% are concerned about starting work and only half (56%) rank their education as good or excellent at preparing them for their future.
However, most are excited about the prospect of working in a high-tech field and most see a future working with technology, 73% want to work with cutting edge technology and 83% say that the type of technology offered by a company would be a deciding factor in choosing between similar job opportunities.
So much to do, so little time. It is a trite phrase, but when I found myself as the only DigiTech teacher in the school, it suddenly gained a lot more meaning.
The good thing about being one of the most successful companies of all time is that it gives you the opportunity to play around a bit and Google has done a lot of that. Read More
Have you ever gone onto eBay and just randomly bought a heap of electronics components because they might one day be useful? And have you then had the conversation with your (non-teacher) spouse that goes... Read More
Nintendo’s Labo project kits use their hugely popular Switch handheld gaming device and leverage them into building and engineering and design, and Y Soft has a great print management system for 3D print. Read More
So, the kid is a gun at League of Legends, not quite the same as school dux is it? Well that mightn’t be entirely true; it looks like being good at Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs) is a strong indication of high intelligence. Read More
Plenty on in the STEAM world in the next couple of months, look out for conferences like DigiCon and The Australian Council for Computers in Education conference, and terminators. Read More
How do you get people to want to do maths? It’s a question that definitely needs answering and two clever chaps from Melbourne have worked out a method that seems to work. Read More
There’s not a lot to distinguish Brooklyn STEAM Center from a start up, people brain storm, use high end computers and are situated at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a hub of tech in New York City. Read More
I still don’t know what to call a Twitter regular, and now the name has stuck. This issue, we look at the phenomenon that is Roland Gesthuizen.
The VEX Robotics Australia 2018 Nationals are taking place December 1st–2nd at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, pitting the brightest minds from primary and high school student-led robotics teams against one another. Read More
Over two days in November over 1400 schoolgirls and 80 teachers attended the inaugural AIR4 initiative which introduced girls to STEAM subjects’ potential to launch them into a tech or air force career. Read More
Space Design Competitions Australia (SDCA) has announced the Finalists of the 2018/19Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC).