Technology

Tech lessons
Tech lessons
Activities from fintech experts downloadable The Girls4Tech™ program which has been designed to encourage girls into STEAM has made available a suite of educational resources built on global science and math standards.
Sky speed internet
Sky speed internet
Wireless solution provides reliable Internet speeds to 1 Gbps Two very different schools – one in country Victoria and another in Melbourne’s inner east – faced the same problem; a shortfall in Internet reliability which was compromising their increasingly IT dependent teaching approach.
Situation OK
Situation OK
Can schools’ IT hold up? In Australia we’re quite lucky as schools are well positioned and have been delivering edge use cases of distance, digital and remote schooling requirements for some years now.
Q&A with Nathan Steiner, Head of Systems and Engineering, Veeam, a data management provider
Doable
Doable
UniSA confident SA schools can transition to online education UniSA’s Head of School: Education, Prof Shane Dawson, believes this will be a challenging period for teachers, students and parents alike, but says the broad ambition of delivering an online curriculum for the majority of the State’s school students is achievable.
Early STEAM enhancement
Early STEAM enhancement
Walls of enrichment with STEAM enhancing Nanoleaf We’re a visual species and the kids doubly so, but time spent on the screens should be limited and one way of doing that is by giving them something else to look at.
Career paths in IT
Career paths in IT
CompTIA clarifies IT career paths The IT industry is one of the healthiest and entry into it has the benefit of being skills based, the age of entry isn’t so important and clear pathways to in-demand jobs are accessible.
Say hi AI
Say hi AI
A ready-made curriculum for teaching AI AI is the next disruptive technology, maybe the most disruptive of all, it’s already touching and revolutionising pretty much everything from marking papers to finding your way around town. That much is known, what is not widely understood is how AI works and how can you get started learning about it, especially at the pre-tertiary stage.
Cryptojacking
Cryptojacking
Schools getting cryptojacked Just in case you haven’t had enough of viruses, here’s some digital ones. This is a nice 21st century problem; increasingly hackers are attacking schools to hijack their computer power to assist in the memory heavy activity of cryptocurrency mining.
Game on
Game on
Using tech to make maths fun Teachers using technology like learning management software to keep track of students’ progress and set personalised tasks and even educational video games that demonstrate mathematical concepts in an engaging way have reported that it helps students’ interest in maths.
Exercise caution
Exercise caution
School software company activates COVID-19 plan Reporting and school management software specialist Accelerus XUNO has activated its COVID-19 Emergency Plan. In a communiqué to around 1000 schools, the company has announced a range of internal and external measures aimed at easing the expected transition from classroom teaching to a form of 'distance learning'.
Ag tech
Ag tech
Teachers invited to see farm tech Farming is one of our foundational industries but many might not be aware of how technology driven it has become and teachers from southern Queensland and northern NSW have are being encouraged to see what’s happening for themselves.
Grants mark science week
Grants mark science week
Generous grants mark National Science Week Forensic science, ocean sustainability and pop-up health lab projects are among those being funded by the Government’s 2020 National Science Week Grants.
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