As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a secondary teacher at a Catholic College for Boys in Victoria. This newsletter is (hopefully) going viral across the country, being sent to teachers in both primary and secondary settings in every state.
My plan, starting today, is to try and hunt down some different perspectives. How is STEAM being implemented in Primary schools? How is it taking off in Western Australia? What are you doing better than I am? How can I help?
To that end, I also want to start including some practical advice along with the articles. Simple How-Tos that you can follow along with at your school and make the magic happen. This issue, I will give you a basic rundown of Twitter and getting involved in the networking goldmine connected by hashtags and at symbols. You can find me at @puterhead – http://www.twitter.com/puterhead/
With that newfound knowledge, you’ll want a rundown of who’s who in the world of STEAM-Tweets. So I’ve created a new regular article that will profile a popular EdTech Twittermonger. This issue, I’m starting with Steve Brophy, who is a Learning Network all on his own.
Furthermore, Steve has written the feature article for this issue – Creative Minds – talking about a project they are running at Ivanhoe Grammar to get Primary students self-learning STEAM concepts.
Take a new look at the world: there’s always something else to see.
With more than 2000 planned events around Australia, National Science Week, 10–18 August, is going to be huge. One great free accompanying resource is the free Destination Moon Resource Book. Read More
La Trobe University has launched the brand-new Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology – a fusion of humanities with business and emerging technologies. Read More
Want to be a part of a community developing exciting initiatives in STEAM? The STEAM Futures Conference by Viewbank College on August 23rd 2019 is your chance to do it. Read More
A collection of ancient rock with opalised bones from Lightning Ridge in NSW has been brought to life through a novel project involving scientists from around Australia. Read More