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Don't try to predict the future, hack it

Joe Haig, Director of ICT / ICT Integrator Belmont Christian College, Founder codewiseclassroom.com.au

Maybe we need to rethink the 'predict and position' future-proofing model.
   Educators have always sought to set students up for success by teaching them the skills we think they’ll need. The problem is, none of us know how all the shifts we’re witnessing will settle or what further shifts they’ll trigger. Predicting the future is a hit and miss business. As Dan Gregory and Keiren Flanaghan point out in their book Forever Skills, "There's a reason futurists, social demographers and economists don't offer money back guarantees."
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17 Oct 2019
Don't try to predict the future, hack it News Image

Maybe we need to rethink the 'predict and position' future-proofing model.
   Educators have always sought to set students up for success by teaching them the skills we think they’ll need. The problem is, none of us know how all the shifts we’re witnessing will settle or what further shifts they’ll trigger. Predicting the future is a hit and miss business. As Dan Gregory and Keiren Flanaghan point out in their book Forever Skills, "There's a reason futurists, social demographers and economists don't offer money back guarantees."
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28 Aug 2019
New Podcast gets Australian teachers talking Maths News Image

Built on 7000 hours of Teacher PD Experience - 3000 Teachers, 58,000 students - a new Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) podcast is proving a professional development game changer for mathematics educators. Read More

6 Aug 2019 | National
Awesome Destination Moon Resource Book for National Science Week News Image

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

6 Aug 2019 | Melbourne
A STEAMy degree, finally News Image

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

6 Aug 2019 | Melbourne
The STEAM Futures Conference at Viewbank College News Image

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

6 Aug 2019 | National
Digging in to save amazing dinosaur gem News Image

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

6 Aug 2019 | National
Devika’s Virtual worlds in classrooms News Image

Start-up Devika has been focusing on introducing Virtual Reality (VR) to Australian classrooms to make experiential learning software a feature in learning.
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6 Aug 2019
An AI assistant reins in dropout risk News Image

To help learning and reduce the risk of drop out Dr David Kellermann, a senior lecturer in the school of mechanical and manufacturing engineering at UNSW, has employed artificial intelligence and rich data analytics. Read More

6 Aug 2019
Competition rewards littleBIGideas News Image

littleBIGidea invites Aussie kids in grades three to eight to enter their innovative ideas for the chance to win a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the USA.
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26 Jun 2019 | International
Australia’s digital future workers must beat machines News Image

There is a strange new world coming and a holistic approach to equipping people to survive in a workforce which competes directly with machines is needed.
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26 Jun 2019 | INternational
G Suite for Education’s improvements in grading, assessing, and feedback flow News Image

Teachers told Google they wanted to make grading easier so they could spend less time on rote grading tasks and more time helping their students; Google listened, releasing enhancements to their education suite. Read More

26 Jun 2019
Google Expeditions bring Taronga Zoo to you News Image

Taronga Zoo is awesome, but for many the hike to Sydney isn’t possible, enter Google expeditions who can take you there virtually.
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26 Jun 2019 | International
Ex Googlers’ clever play News Image

Getting busy making stuff is a tried and true way of stimulating young kids’ brains and Osmo is taking it next level, integrating hands on play with technology.
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