When Strathcona Girls Grammar in Melbourne decided to redo their STEAM program they took the opportunity to rebuild it completely. They did it well, STEAM teaching is now almost seamlessly integrated with the curriculum, the students are getting an early grounding in design thinking while sharpening their tech skills and the program has also managed to win international acclaim.
Teachers Michelle Dennis and Eleni Kyritsis were tasked with the project. Both are committed to technology education, Dennis is Head of Digital Learning and Innovation and her influence is felt through the school’s entire technology teaching effort while Junior School Curriculum and Innovation Teacher Kyritsis is a former Australian Educator of the Year. Read More
Start-up Devika has been focusing on introducing Virtual Reality (VR) to Australian classrooms to make experiential learning software a feature in learning.
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
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.
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.
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
Taronga Zoo is awesome, but for many the hike to Sydney isn’t possible, enter Google expeditions who can take you there virtually.
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.
In a time when women seem to have disengaged from STEAM subjects Alison Harcourt’s story is inspiring; she was doing STEAM way before the acronym raised its head. Read More
The University of South Australia will work with Balaklava High School to develop a new integrated learning program that will see staff and students at the school build a solar car to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Read More
The all-girl team RoboGems from Chancellor State College on The Sunshine Coast took out the top prize at the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards with their entry of Parki-bit, a wearable device aimed at assisting sufferers of Parkinson’s disease. Read More
A geography teacher from East Maitland, a visual arts teacher from Condell Park, and a mathematics teacher from South Grafton are three of five educators who are on the path to becoming ‘classroom pioneers’. Read More.
Cyber-attacks on Australia’s education sector have dropped to 18% (down by 32% from 2017) which saw the sector leave the top spot of most targeted.