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Why data should be the new literacy

Data, we’re all in on data. It’s underpinning decision-making process and informing procedures in all types of organisations from the corporates to healthcare, publishing, manufacturing and of course education.
   So, as the use of data becomes ubiquitous, data literacy, or the ability to gather, assess and present findings derived from data is becoming more essential, alongside skills like literacy, numeracy and coding.
   “The world has shifted and data has become the new asset. It’s been around forever, but what we’re seeing now is increased importance being placed on the ability to consume data effectively to make decisions. It's become a bigger imperative than it was historically,” says Jordan Morrow, Qlik’s Global Head of Data Literacy. Read More


26 Jun 2019 | International
Why data should be the new literacy News Image

Data, we’re all in on data. It’s underpinning decision-making process and informing procedures in all types of organisations from the corporates to healthcare, publishing, manufacturing and of course education.
   So, as the use of data becomes ubiquitous, data literacy, or the ability to gather, assess and present findings derived from data is becoming more essential, alongside skills like literacy, numeracy and coding.
   “The world has shifted and data has become the new asset. It’s been around forever, but what we’re seeing now is increased importance being placed on the ability to consume data effectively to make decisions. It's become a bigger imperative than it was historically,” says Jordan Morrow, Qlik’s Global Head of Data Literacy. Read More

29 May 2019 | National
Grant bot uses algorithm to give schools STEAM funds News Image

Grant is kind of generous, if you manage to impress, Grant will make it very worth your while, giving away funds for classroom STEAM resources.
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28 May 2019
Anemones fight back against reef bleaching News Image

They’re strong silent types anemones and they’re fighting back against high temperatures and bleaching. Anemones’ ability to keep producing venom gives them an edge in surviving changes to marine environments. Read More

28 May 2019 | Sydney
Camp Amazon – over $150 000 STEM program for 100 school students News Image

Amazon have launched Camp Amazon to encourage children from underserved and low-income communities to pursue careers in computer science.
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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