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Editorial – Are we running out of STEAM?

Well, no. Obviously. I would be out of a job and all you teachers would have nothing to read. But this issue, I take nepotism to the next level and chat with the students that make up my extended family of teachers around Australia.

Only my daughter had actually heard of STEAM ... and that was because I coached her.

That has not to say that there are not wonderful things going on in the world of education. There definitely are. Just look back over the last few issues. Read More


28 Mar 2019
Editorial – Are we running out of STEAM? News Image

Well, no. Obviously. I would be out of a job and all you teachers would have nothing to read. But this issue, I take nepotism to the next level and chat with the students that make up my extended family of teachers around Australia.

Only my daughter had actually heard of STEAM ... and that was because I coached her.

That has not to say that there are not wonderful things going on in the world of education. There definitely are. Just look back over the last few issues. Read More

30 Apr 2019 | National
Visible female STEAM role models plan needed News Image

You can’t be what you can’t see and that applies for STEAM career pathways for women, but there needs to be a strategy set in place if strong female STEAM role models are to be made available to young ladies. Read More

30 Apr 2019 | National
New maths trial boosts evidence on children’s numeracy News Image

Research on the QuickSmart Numeracy program says it is delivering a month’s worth of impact on maths achievement when compared with students doing regular maths classes alone. Read More

30 Apr 2019
STEAM in the family News Image

One of the fun ways to address issues surrounding STEAM is via a family engagement program based on the popular Family Science or Maths programs.
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30 Apr 2019 | National
Microchip breakthrough brings STEM technology into primary schools News Image

Developed in South Australia by eLabtronics, the runlinc platform is being taught to children as young as eight years old and allows simple but powerful investigations to be made. Read More

30 Apr 2019 | National
Microsoft AI for Good Challenge now accepting submissions from teachers and students News Image

Microsoft Australia and professional learning organisation, Education Changemakers, are calling on teachers and local high school students to enter a new national competition – the AI for Good Challenge. Read More

30 Apr 2019
Mojobot – World's first tangible coding robot and board game News Image

Mojobot exists at the confluence of board games, coding and robotics, sweet. The idea is tangible coding, with Mojobot you learn to code through playing and challenging each other in the Mojobot Missions board game. Read More

30 Apr 2019 | National
Why I believe that the future of education is virtual News Image

Is Virtual and Mixed Reality the technology that finally shakes the education world up? From the look of how Virtual Reality is transforming learning at Strathcona, the answer might be yes. Read More

30 Apr 2019 | National
Does tech teaching make your network vulnerable? News Image

Technology teaching places new demands on networks in both capacity and security; many of the materials used in STEAM education, programmable microcontroller kits for one, are designed to be open and are therefore vulnerable. Read More

28 Mar 2019 | National
Discovering (complex) science through games News Image

The complexity of teaching evolutionary biology to students made UNSW Sydney Associate Professor Michael Kasumovic turn to gaming technologies help students experience what it’s like to think and behave like scientists. Read More

28 Mar 2019 | National
Nepotism Two – Spawn of Nepotism News Image

Remember Nepotism One?  Now, be prepared for the sequel. I’m asking children from my family how much they know about STEAM.
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28 Mar 2019 | National
Creative workshops featuring Nintendo technology heading to schools nationwide News Image

In an Australian-first, Nintendo Australia has launched a new nationwide primary school program, combining Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Labo with STEAM. Read More

28 Mar 2019 | National
Digital tool smashing – Learning can include more than App Smashing! News Image

So, your class has mastered Book Creator for writing a story to share with a real audience, they rock at using Do Ink for green screen movie making and they are all over SeeSaw. It’s time to integrate a few quality apps. Read More