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May 18

3 ways to introduce coding into the classroom

From 2019, coding will be a compulsory requirement for primary and secondary schools in New South Wales. How are you going to integrate this into your classroom? Technology is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the learning experience in schools around the country. Although Australia is no stranger to private coding courses for kids, such … Continue reading 3 ways to introduce coding into the classroom

23
Jan 17

My first year as a Digital Technologies and STEM leader

Leading both the Digital Technologies and STEM Curriculum – a year on, it’s not what I thought. It’s better! You’re not alone if you feel like you’re going to have to transform into an educational superhero overnight so that you can deliver on the curriculum outcomes for your school. If only, right? The chances are … Continue reading My first year as a Digital Technologies and STEM leader

15
Nov 16

Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers

Omar Mubin, Western Sydney University and Muneeb Imtiaz Ahmad, Western Sydney University Robots are increasingly being used to teach students in the classroom for a number of subjects across science, maths and language. But our research shows that while students enjoy learning with robots, teachers are slightly reluctant to use them in the classroom. In … Continue reading Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers

22
Sep 16

Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

With events on topics including STEM Education, the Digital Technologies Curriculum, School Learning Space Design and Learning Differentiation, we strive to practice what we preach when it comes to cutting edge developments in the education sector. As schools move away from book-focused, desk-orientated learning, we design our conferences to reflect the latest advances in teaching … Continue reading Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

13
Jul 16

Conference Highlights: Improving STEM Education & Skills Outcomes, Sydney

Our most recent Improving STEM Education & Skills Outcomes conference took place in Sydney this June. Gathering Principals, Teachers and Heads of Science, Maths and Technologies from across Australia, the agenda focused on how schools can design and implement a transdisciplinary STEM curriculum. Feedback from our delegates Here’s just a snapshot of what attendees had … Continue reading Conference Highlights: Improving STEM Education & Skills Outcomes, Sydney

12
Jul 16

How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we’re to close the gender gap

Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, and so too are our schools. But many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills. IT classes in schools mostly focus on basic skills, such as how to use email or spreadsheets, or use tablets to access online quizzes … Continue reading How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we’re to close the gender gap

08
Jul 16

Digital Technologies Curriculum: Stay tuned – help is on its way!

Coding has been a hot topic in the media, and now educators around Australia are stepping up to teach it to their students as part of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. While for some this may seem a daunting task, stay tuned — help is on its way! That help comes in the form of the … Continue reading Digital Technologies Curriculum: Stay tuned – help is on its way!

27
Jun 16

Implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum at Oakleigh State School

As a school, we currently find ourselves in an excellent position to be able to implement the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, fielding phone enquires and hosting school visits from others keen to understand and implement the necessary steps. The teachers and school leaders visiting us often want a ‘quick fix’ or an easy solution and … Continue reading Implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum at Oakleigh State School