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."
The VEX Robotics Australia 2018 Nationals are taking place December 1st–2nd at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, pitting the brightest minds from primary and high school student-led robotics teams against one another. Read More
Over two days in November over 1400 schoolgirls and 80 teachers attended the inaugural AIR4 initiative which introduced girls to STEAM subjects’ potential to launch them into a tech or air force career. Read More
Space Design Competitions Australia (SDCA) has announced the Finalists of the 2018/19Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC).
You must admit a 360-degree theatre is a pretty cool facility, it provides an immersive almost real experience combined with the ability to float from one location to the next with little effort, making for exciting learning opportunities. Read More
The shortage of maths teachers seems to be an ongoing problem with less than one in four Australian Year 7 to 10 students having a qualified maths teacher according to new data released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. Read More
More innovative events from Girl Geek Academy who turned the internship on its head recently, partnering with Deloitte Digital and 99designs – the online graphic design marketplace – to deliver a week long program. Read More
A Makerspace is meant to have an element of chaos, that's kind of the point, but if real results are to be achieved providing a bit of structure, instruction and direction makes for happier teachers and more engaged kids. Read More
Tinkers, tailors and candlestick makers will most probably not be in huge demand in the future; job titles will be something more like joy adjuvant, virtual reality arcade manager or haptic interface designer. Read More
The purpose of this article focuses on two questions: What is augmented reality or AR? How can educators leverage this emerging technology for deep and active learning to promote impactful positive learning outcomes? Read More
Sphero has launched latest app-enabled robotic ball, Sphero BOLT, building upon the company’s suite of education facing products and it could be yours for free, did we mention free? Read More
They don’t just give out Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert badges, you need to be very good at integrating technology with teaching to get one, and recipients join a global elite of 7600 outstanding tech educators, Shelson College has two. Read More
Teachers at Coomera Anglican College use technology to support student learning both in technology-related subjects and traditional subjects, the technology is supported by rock solid IT infrastructure. Read More