Technology in the Hands of Creative Thinkers

Why do we need our students to be creative? ACARA General Capabilities states “Responding to the challenges of the twenty-first century – with its complex...

Winches and Conveyor Belt Stories

This activity followed on from the skills mastered in ‘Engineering with Winches and Pulleys’ The girls viewed different types of conveyor belts and how they...

Engineering with Winches and Pulleys

Engineering is about finding out how things are built, how they work and why. Hands-on engineering activities empower young children to see themselves as...

Let’s be Creative Thinkers!

Nearly 5 years ago I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book Lifelong Kindergarten by Mitchel Resnick, an inspirational educationalist. I have also been fortunate to...

Starting Back to School 2022!

Well, certainly not the start we were all hoping for! In Queensland the start has been delayed by two weeks with many schools going...

Electrical Circuits with Doodle Bots

Creating and making is a wonderful way for children to learn. When students make models of ideas, tools for inquiry, or invent to learn,...

Talking…. Makerspaces, technology and books

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STEM ED Magazine

STEM ED Magazine started in January 2021 and is rapidly growing both digitally and in-print supporting educators worldwide. It is filled with stories from everyday...

Movie Making with ‘TechMates’.

This term TechMates (girls from grades 4 – 6 and a significant male in their lives) were invited to design and create a prototype...

Making and Creating with Augmented Reality.

Augmented Reality (AR) provides students with the opportunity of interacting and participating interactively with knowledge more authentically and engagingly. Instead of remaining passive recipients,...