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STEAM-Focused 3D-Printing Projects to Try in Your Classroom

By Meg ConlanTake a peek at three of the 3D-printing projects that earned kudos from MakerBot.

3D Printing

Design Thinking and PBL

While project-based learning has existed for decades, design thinking has recently entered the education lexicon, even though its history can be …

This All-female Coding School in Afghanistan Tears Down Gender Barriers

Code to Inspire is Afghanistan’s award-winning first all-girls coding school--and they’re coding their way to gender equality.<p>Fereshteh Forough …

I'm outside of Australia. Why can't I watch 9Now?

9Now is only able to show live and on demand content in Australia and does not have international streaming right. If you’re outside of Australia, …

Home | Buy Intel STEM Gear

<b>Buy Intel® STEM Gear in Australia</b><p><b>Edison</b><p>Edisons are tiny powerful computers powered by a Intel® Atom™ SoC dual-core CPU.<p>Part No.<p>Image<p>Product …

AI is already making inroads into journalism but could it win a Pulitzer?

From football reports to clickbait, programs are changing the way the news is created<p>Look closely at what many journalists write about artificial intelligence – from AlphaGo’s triumph at the ancient Chinese board game Go to Microsoft’s accidentally racist Twitter bot – and you might detect some …

Journalism

Future Proof

Are we preparing our children for the workplace of the future?

Intelligence

Google's programmable Lego-like blocks teach kids to code

With an increasingly digital future ahead of us, kids are being taught programming skills at younger and younger ages. Play is often the best way to …

Blinking LED Light

Background/Context<p>Where do we see LED lights? Students can list where they see them.<p>What is their purpose? Why do we have them?<p>Who invented them?<p>What …

Infusing the Basics With the Spirit of Innovation

In our opinion, one of the biggest misconceptions in education is the idea that "the basics" must precede innovation. While foundational skills such …

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

Awe might seem like just another three-letter word, but it is so much more. A recent New York Times article detailed how humans can get goose bumps …

Mistakability: How we can promote a culture of innovation

Amid standardised testing and the fear of failure, Australia is losing the ability to learn from mistakes and in the process embrace innovation, …

Why you need creativity in the robot era

by Amantha Imber<p>As we approach the middle of the century, experts are predicting that half of all workers will be replaced by robots.<p>Professor Moshe …

10 Incredible Wonders at Vivid Sydney

<b>Bigger than ever, Australia’s 23-day festival celebrates light, music, technology and inspiring ideas.</b><p>The world’s largest festival of light, music …

4×4 in Schools

What is the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge?<p>The Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge is to build a radio controlled …

Girls in Tech: Inspiring the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial and digital women

Did you know less than a quarter of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are women – and yet jobs that require these skills are …

100 drones perform a choreographed routine over Sydney Harbour

MOST RECENT<p>100 illuminated drones perform a choreographed routine over Sydney Harbour.<p>NEWS<p>FEMAIL<p>SPORT<p>SCIENCE & TECH<p>Viral Videos

High School of the Future – by Joanne Jacobs

There are no bells at Salt Lake City’s Innovations Early College High School, and no traditional “classes.” Students show up when they like, putting …

Education

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Australia's National Motor Museum launching video game exhibition

The <b>National Motor Museum</b> in South Australia will pay homage to our favourite motor racing games as part of a new exhibition that will explore the …

Intentional imperfection: 3D printed ceramic art blurs lines between man and machine

Mar 14, 2016 | By Kira<p>German design student <b>Steffen Hartwig</b> has created a series of beautifully organic and functional 3D printed ceramics using a …

A robot's first day at work gives us an adorable glimpse into the future

TEDx is known for offering a glimpse into the future of technology, and the TEDx Sydney event was no exception.<p>A robot usher, complete with Intel insides, was introduced to the public at the Sydney Opera House Wednesday in a short video. It showed how robots and humans could potentially work …

Robots

Getting Started with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Google's Science Journal App

Getting Started with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Google's Science Journal App a learn.sparkfun.com tutorialAvailable online at: …

Arduino

Air New Zealand trials wall climbing robot for aircraft inspections

Air New Zealand is trialling the use of a camera carrying wall climbing robot to inspect hard to reach surfaces on its aircraft. “Currently to …

Air New Zealand

Human-robot teams take the drudgery out of sorting trash

Think about all the sticky, slimy vile stuff you throw away in a given week. Now multiply that level of gross by everybody in your town. Would you want to have to rummage through all that disgusting detritus to pick out valuable recyclables? Because that's what garbage collection companies have to …

Robots

Phenomenon-Based Learning: What is PBL?

Finland is considered one of the global superstars of education. Boasting innovative teaching methods and stellar results on international tests, …