What a Rube!
History lesson (from the Rube Goldberg website): Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was an engineer turned cartoonist famous for his depictions of convoluted inventions that take a very roundabout way of solving a problem. One of the most famous on-screen examples is the start of Back to the Future.
Last year at St James College, Will Maby and Phil Thomas came up with a way to get students to demonstrate the concepts of kinetic movement, transformation and transferral of energy in a fun, practical way. Read More
Australian schools have seen a huge push in recent decades to bring more computing and IT use into classrooms. Has it produced positive results? The evidence suggests that far from improving student outcomes, our focus on IT has been detrimental.
This article discusses the consequences of IT on student performance, cognition and beyond the classroom. Read More
What gives you the right …to talk to me about STEAM?
But I am qualified, because I am curious. I want to improve myself as a teacher. I spend a great deal of time taking mini-courses, listening to podcasts and reading articles. It gets me into trouble. It gets me editing email STEAM reports. Read More
Secure charging for Spheros and iPads
The open architecture design means the user can see that the Spheros are in their place and charging while they are securely locked away.
DLTVSTEAM based game design day
Prime Minister's Excellence in Science Teaching prizewinners
“The outdoor classroom is probably my favourite place to be,” – Neil Bramsen Primary School prizewinner. Read More
Search is on for the next round of Indigenous STEM leaders
Hailebury has lots of Micro:bits
Haileybury students are among the first in Australia to receive Micro:bit devices as part of the Computing and Digital Technologies Program. Read More
Cyber, the next wave of STEM learning
For example, the misunderstanding that cyber security is confined to cyber safety or that the term ‘hacking’ is understood to be a ‘black hat’ criminal activity.