19 February 2018
Why is it important to teach algorithmic thinking skills? Is algorithmic thinking the same as coding? Educators Greg Breese and David Shigrov answer these questions and more in today’s Q&A.
24 January 2018
In 2017, Parklands Christian College in Brisbane launched a new elective for Year 10s called STEM Studies. In this first instalment of a three-part series, Kristie Schulz – Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science – explains how the journey began.
30 November 2017
In today’s podcast special we speak with Neil Bramsen and Brett McKay who were named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching – one for primary and one for secondary.
08 November 2017
Hit film Inside Out provided the inspiration for Team Kalianna in this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, so it’s fitting that the whole process – from initial idea to winning game – brought plenty of joy to the talented group of students and their teacher mentor.
24 October 2017
The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, now in its fourth year, is open to students in Years 5-12. Students used the theme of 'reaction' as their inspiration as they went about designing, building and testing an original video game – from first idea to final product. Here are the six winners for 2017.
16 October 2017
In the final instalment of our three-part series on curriculum implementation, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews reflects on the lessons learned throughout the process and offers advice.
26 September 2017
Can computers think? What is intelligence? Can we build a robot that learns from its past experiences? These are some of the tricky questions Year 6 students have tackled as they explore the role of robots and machine technology in society while learning to code.
16 February 2017
So, you want to introduce coding in class but with so many programming languages out there how do you choose the one that’s right for your students?
05 December 2016
Each year the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge invites students to design and create their own game. Here’s how one school integrated it into their curriculum planning.
15 November 2016
Like reading for pleasure, an enjoyment of writing has been linked to higher student achievement, but new data from the UK show children and young people’s enjoyment of writing is declining.
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