Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Indigenous STEM awards

Meet the winners of the 2019 Indigenous STEM awards

A remote school in the Northern Territory, a virtual reality designer and a graduate systems engineer are the big winners of the third Indigenous...

Technology and learning in the classroom: 6 tips to get the balance right

Technology has good potential to help students learn, but it must be used appropriately to keep students moving, learning and working together.
ACA Schools Cyber Security Challenge

The cyber security challenge coming to a high school near you

The Australian Computing Academy is launching their "Schools Cyber Security Challenges" to promote online literacy in the digital security space.

Australian schools could be doing a way better job of saving energy

A new survey has found Australian schools are failing to aequately track their energy usage and they represent an untapped opportunity for reducing our carbon footprint.

This is how you should choose your Year 11 and 12 electives, according to...

"I don’t know why, but some well-meaning advisors will suggest that you pick easy subjects so that you will achieve a higher raw score. Don’t do that!"
Holograph

Holographic teachers were supposed to be part of our future. What happened?

Instead of holograms replacing teachers, we're seeing teachers using holograms to enhance the learning experience, particularly in disciplines such as health sciences and medicine.
Where does rubbish go?

Where does rubbish go?

Have you ever thought about the logistics of rubbish collection? Emil Zankov, a teacher at Pedare Christian College, shows us how you can turn data on rubbish collection into a fun classroom exercise.
computer coding

5 best coding resources for digital technologies

Stuck on the digital technologies curriculum? Don't scratch your head about learning Scratch, get ahead of the game with these resources for all skill levels, and learn to code ahead of the class.
robokids

Why I stopped teaching and started Robokids

After teaching for over 25 years in New South Wales and Queensland schools, Michele Miller stepped outside the traditional school system and started running Robokids. Here's why.
Superstars of STEM Amy Heffernan

All-female science superstars announced for 2019

60 brand new Superstars of STEM have been announced for 2019. Science & Technology Australia's Superstars program will have some of Australia's best scientists, technologists and educators inspiring women and girls into STEM careers in an effort to close the gender gap.

Companion robot trialled in Victorian classrooms

La Trobe University researchers are bringing education into the digital age with the introduction of a companion robot into special needs schools.

4 STEM-themed TikTok accounts worth a follow

We’ve popped together a list of the best science, tech, engineering and maths accounts to follow.

The lowdown on O-Week

o-week
Tempted to give O-Week a miss? It's a vital introduction to the high-school/uni transition. Don't be a dummy and miss out, here's why you need to go!

Coronavirus quarantine could spark an online learning boom

Institutions around the world are responding to travel bans and quarantines with a shift to online learning.