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Science Week - Destination Moon

Astronaut on the Moon. photo credit: NASA

Destination Moon is the theme for Science Week this year. Coding and mathematics has played a critical role in space exploration since before we had advanced computer systems. In the early years of space exploration ‘human computers’ such as Katherine Johnson manually calculated the trajectory and flight to the moon and back. Together with other ground breaking computer scientists like Margaret Hamilton, they calculated ways to safely deliver humans to space. In fact, Margaret Hamilton, wrote the code for the Apollo mission and invented the modern concept of software that we rely on for so many things in our daily lives.

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The power of the humble Beebot

Beebot activities collage

The Beebot has stood the test of time, it was already in classrooms long before we had a Digital Technologies curriculum and it remains at the top of the list for most junior primary teachers.

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Upcoming professional development workshops

Years 9-10: Explore!

CSER Project Officers are based across the country and are available to run free Digital Technologies workshops for your school. 

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Your Stories - Isabella State School - QLD

students using sphero on obstacle course

CSER provided Isabella State School with a Sphero class kit in Term 2, 2019. The kit was used in Tinkerlab during lunchtimes with both the junior and senior school. We downloaded the Sphero Education app onto our class ipad set and, in the first few sessions, both senior and junior students explored the drive functionality.

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CSER visits the Torres Strait Islands

Laura and Lauren at Tagai State College, Thursday Island

Recently CSER Project Officers, Lauren Stanhope and Laura Ferguson, had the opportunity to work with teachers on Thursday Island, following Lauren's visit last year to work with Teacher Aides.

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NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC Week logo 2019, Voice, Treaty, Truth

2019 NAIDOC Week is based upon the theme of Voice, Treaty, Truth. Your school can explore this theme with the helpful resources available on the NAIDOC website. One of the featured activities is to create a poster to help students consider the meaning of the theme - for example what does the term treaty mean and why is it important. Students can explore the featured poster to interpret the artist's meaning and they can create their own poster. 

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What are our Project Officers up to?

Our CSER Project Officers in each state and territory love sharing tweets of what they are doing in Digital Technologies workshops and sessions in schools around Australia. 

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You're invited to participate in an international survey

You are invited to participate in a research study that is examining the current state of computing education in primary and secondary schools across several different countries, including Australia.

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Your Stories - St Mark's Fawkner - Maths Collective

In April 2018, we reported on a group of Victorian Catholic schools forming a Maths Collective. Almost a year on, we hear from Daniela Lazzarro, St Mark’s Fawkner, about the impact our project has had on their Collective. 

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Your Stories - Watsonia Primary School, VIC

girls using micro:bits kits

"I tend to learn with the kids” says Digital Technology Specialist and classroom teacher and CSER MOOC participant Ingrid.

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