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Teacher review: February 2019
Teacher review: February 2019

In this first episode of a new audio series, we take a look at what’s been happening across the Teacher platform this month – bringing you nuggets of education research, information and practical advice for the classroom from our latest articles, infographics, videos and podcasts.

An authentic STEM learning experience
An authentic STEM learning experience

On the day registrations open for the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, Science teacher Dr Grant Pusey explains how his school has engaged students in STEM and supported teams for the past three years to enter winning original games in the national event.

Students impress in STEM Video Game Challenge
Students impress in STEM Video Game Challenge

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge calls on school students to create their own unique playable video game. The theme for 2018 was ‘transformation’. Here, we look at the winning entries.

Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

Teacher Q&A: STEAM teaching teams
Teacher Q&A: STEAM teaching teams

In today’s Q&A we speak to three teachers from Fairholme College in Queensland about how they’ve been using real world scenarios and a team teaching approach to STEAM learning.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

AI classroom activity: Machine learning
AI classroom activity: Machine learning

In his second article on introducing the concept of artificial intelligence to school students, Dr Joshua Ho – from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and UNSW – gives a step-by-step guide to two classroom activities illustrating the concept of machine learning.

The STEM Video Game Challenge is on
The STEM Video Game Challenge is on

Put your thinking caps on, get those creative juices flowing and let your imagine run wild – this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is on. Registrations for the annual competition open today and the theme for 2018 is ‘Transformation’.

Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking
Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking

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.

STEM Studies – our school’s story
STEM Studies – our school’s story

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.