STEM and Art

Delivering the technologies curriculum to students provides a wonderful opportunity to address many STEM principles. STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates...

STEM Across the Curriculum

STEM is an approach to learning that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through STEM, students develop key skills including:...

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...

Ready for RoboCup….

RoboCup Junior Australia is an open platform robotics competition for students of all ages. St Aidan’s team of Yr 7 and Yr 6 students...

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...

AR and VR Biomes

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality enhances learning experiences for students. If you have used either of these realities, you will most certainly agree. Different...

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...

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,...

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...