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Game creation bringing joy into the classroom
Game creation bringing joy into the classroom

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.

STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students
STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students

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.

Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding
Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding

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.

A guide to programming languages for coding in class
A guide to programming languages for coding in class

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?

Integrating game-making into the curriculum
Integrating game-making into the curriculum

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.

Creative approaches to crucial education challenges
Creative approaches to crucial education challenges

Teacher recently brought you news of the six WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award winners for 2016. Today we take a look at the other nine projects that made it onto the shortlist.

The Research Files Special Episode: Professor Tim Bell
The Research Files Special Episode: Professor Tim Bell

In this special episode of The Research Files, Teacher talks to Professor Tim Bell about Computer Science education. He's one of the keynotes at the ACER Research Conference 2016 – his talk is titled 'What's all the fuss about coding?'

Developing a nation of innovative thinkers
Developing a nation of innovative thinkers

By including programming in the curriculum, should the aim be to produce a nation of coders? Not so, according to Code Club Australia's Kelly Tagalan.

Ways of thinking – embedding the digital technologies curriculum
Ways of thinking – embedding the digital technologies curriculum

Paula Christophersen discusses the new digital technologies curriculum – what teachers need to know and what resources are needed.

Computing, programming and coding in schools
Computing, programming and coding in schools

Coding is a hot topic in education. But, as one UK teacher explains, it's not all about sitting in front of a computer.