News: Your Stories
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...
David Vize attended our workshop in Townsville, in April, as part of the collaboration between the CSER team and the Smith Family to provide opportunity and support for disadvantaged schools to participate in the Young ICT Explorers competition. CSER Project Officer, Toni Falusi, shares David's story.
The introduction of the Dash and Dot into the 2-6 classrooms at California Gully Primary School, supported an amazing start to the 2019 school year in Science and Technology. The school Principal, Andrew Frawley, shares how they engaged students in the classroom with the robots.
Pooraka students from Ms Peters, Mr Chig and Mr Andrews class have been working on sharpening their coding skills and they have shown they are keen thinkers, tinkerers and computer scientists in the making. A skill set that will be required by many future jobs.
It’s been just over a year since we shared the start of our Digital Technologies journey on the CSER MOOC blog and what a year it’s been! Inspired by the energy and excitement of completing the first MOOC, and with the enthusiastic support of our principal, this year Flinders Island DHS introduced Digital Technologies lessons for all grades from Prep (Foundation) through to Grade 10.
In 2018 there was an amazing demand for workshops from teachers and schools wanting to prepare for the 2019 launch of the NSW digital technologies syllabus. Last year Meridith Ebbs (NSW Project Officer) and Toni (ACT/NSW Project Officer) and #spotbot travelled throughout NSW both physically and virtually to deliver more than 103 events to almost 2000 teachers from 976 schools.
Year 3/4M from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, investigated push and pull forces in their Science unit in Term 4, 2018. Digital Technologies were utilised to engage the students and to develop their understanding and abilities across both learning areas.
By CSER Project Officer, Suzanne Carter,
working with Holly Harlow, Classroom Teacher at Jabiru Area School.
CSER Project Officers support the online courses (MOOC’s) across Australia with face to face professional learning sessions. The sessions bring the Digital Technologies curriculum to life, highlighting and introducing required skills as well as exploring opportunities for integration across the curriculum.
Working with Digital Technologies in a WA Regional School.