News: CSER MOOCs

New MOOCs on Teaching Cyber Security & Awareness!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of two new massively open online courses (MOOCs) for K-12 teachers on teaching Cyber Security and Awareness in schools.

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How can I teach about cyber security in the primary classroom?

Cyber security provides an increasingly important and relevant context for teaching key areas of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and ICT Capabilities. Here we highlight a few example ideas from our latest cyber security MOOC for K-6 Teachers. 

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Celebrate Scratch Month with CSER's Scratch Challenges

30 day challenge of Scratch

Scratch is a fun and visual programming tool developed by MIT used by children in over 150 countries and available in over 40 languages.

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Ozobots on country

Kimberley Road Trip

Robin McKean, intrepid WA CSER Project Officer, went on a Kimberley road trip just before Christmas and had an adventure with ozobots and some curious students.

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Your Stories - Golden Beach State School

Thank you CSER note

Tracy Sleeman, Technology Ambassador and Teacher at Golden Beach State School borrowed an Ozobot Kit from CSER this term and took her students on numerous adventures as they learned about computational thinking, coding and creating!

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Your Stories - Macleay Island State School

Macleay Island students programming sphero with ipad

Simon Bliss, Teaching Principal, supporting Macleay Island State School, recently shared this snapshot of students using CSER spheros.

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Your Stories - Coding at Epping North PS, NSW

Students using spheros

Keith Barnett from Epping North PS in New South Wales, borrowed a Sphero kit from the CSER Lending Library. In this post he shares the learning both he and his students gained from this experience! 

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Your Stories: Diving into the CSER AI Primary Classroom MOOC by Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham, a Primary Teacher from Victoria, has enthusiastically offered to share her experience of undertaking our new MOOC on "Teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Primary Classroom". We saw Jenny tweeting about AI and the MOOC on Twitter and we were curious to learn about her experience diving into this exciting area of Digital Technologies. Read Jenny's story... 

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CSER MOOCs Program Update!

CSER update booklet cover

The CSER Team has been busy working with schools and teachers across Australia and lending digital technologies equipment to schools far and wide! Check out this snapshot of our progress so far in our update booklet.

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Tips for using VR in the classroom

VR kit sample

Using Virtual Reality in the classroom provides a wonderful opportunity to explore concepts in new and exciting ways. In the post, Helen Kardiasmenos, CSER Project Officer,  offers some tips to keep students safe and well when using VR equipment.

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