News: Your stories
Lucy Jachacy is a Design and Digital Technologies Teacher at Highgate School Adelaide. Lucy shared some insightful feedback on her recent experience of using a CoSpaces 360 Kit from the CSER Lending Library.
Gleeson College, in South Australia was one of the first to borrow a CSER Virtual Reality Oculus Quest Kit from the CSER AI, AR and VR National Lending Library. They grabbed this opportunity with gusto and have been able to use the kit across multiple year levels and subject areas. Despite the pandemic, Gleeson students were able to experience virtual travel and connection with international students via their engagement in VR. Melissa O'Loughlin from Gleeson has documented their experience for us to share with the CSER community.
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!
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...
Some amazing things have been happening in Tasmania's Taroona Primary School over the past few years!
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.