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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

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

28 Mar 2019 | National
News – Activities in STEAM ahead News Image

Like always there is a heap of sutff to do around STEAM education in the coming months have a look out for tours of the Bendigo Tech school for one, innovation in regional Vic. Read More

28 Mar 2019 | National
Promoting engagement and more importantly retention of girls in STEM News Image

There are a diverse range of barriers and drivers that inhibit or enhance the engagement and retainment of girls in STEM-related pathways. The drivers often vary depending on the barriers that arise. Read More

28 Mar 2019 | International
Twits – Dr Linda McIver News Image

I have been following Linda McIver for a few years now. She is passionate about education and a huge advocate of STEM/STEAM in schools.
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28 Mar 2019 | National
sTeAm – A bald man in red, green and blue News Image

This article shows how we can extend Art into the STEAM domain. I will use an example lesson from my Media class to give students a better understanding of how image manipulation software represents colours for digital portfolios. Read More

21 Feb 2019 | National
Editorial – Burnt out News Image

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.
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21 Feb 2019 | International
Google’s mad playground News Image

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

21 Feb 2019 | Victoria
What I did on my summer vacation News Image

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

21 Feb 2019 | National
Stuff we want News Image

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

21 Feb 2019 | International
Collaborative gamers are smarter News Image

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