Technology

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.
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'.
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.
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.
How to construct AR
How to construct AR
Creating augmented reality learning objects for positive learning outcomes The purpose of this article is to provide a means by which educators and students can utilise the benefits of AR.  We provide insight into how learners and educators can successfully create their own learning objects or incorporate a wide array of 3-dimensional visuals, sounds, and images.
G Andrew Page, Ph.D. and Ragnar Purje, Ph.D.
Go Go Sphero
Go Go Sphero
How to harness Sphero Sphero products of are of exceptional quality, highly adaptable and plenty of fun to use. I use Sphero SPRK+ across multiple age groups.
Adam King, P-12 Instructional Designer
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.
Change creeps up
Change creeps up
Leading in a world of exponential technologies As humans we are designed to think in linear terms. This produces a paradox for educational leaders. It is very hard for us to see what is about to happen as all we can draw on is what has happened which has largely been linear.
Code Jumper for vison impaired coding
Code Jumper for vison impaired coding
Code Jumper teaches blind kids to code Code Jumper assists 7-11 year olds, regardless of their level of vision, to learn the basics of computer coding and programming skills.
AI aided integrity
AI aided integrity
Using AI to set students straight and streamline assessment The thing about plagiarism or maybe paying someone else to write your paper for you is that it is counter-productive. So a student might have managed to pull a fast one and perhaps received a good mark but it’s kind of self-defeating in that they will not have learned much.
Never too young for robotics
Never too young for robotics
Capture them young! Engaging students with technology Integrating technology across the curriculum and offering clubs and events like ‘Coding & Robotics’, Inter-house Robotics Competition, STEMies and 'TechMate', inspires students to create with technology.
Jackie Child, Junior School Technologies Coordinator, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
Data data everywhere
Data data everywhere
Legislation, online threats make data management critical The amount of data we are gathering is huge and only getting bigger, the irony is that the more we have, the more we know, the more questions arise, as does uncertainty about legal culpability.