A native from Ontario, Melissa focused her budding education career on numeracy curriculum design. “Math is one of those subjects where a student’s understanding is not as obvious and it doesn’t always get the attention required to teach it to its full potential. It
So, you've decided a makerspace might be something that your school could get behind. Great! Following are the steps to set up your school's very own innovation station. 1. Find your space Your first step to starting a maker at your school is to establish the
The world is not what it used to be – and I don’t mean that in a negative sense. Technology is rapidly changing how we live our lives. We have phones and cars that talk to us, we can do the
Yesterday Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled the government's $1.1 billion innovation package that will be rolled out over the next four years to promote business-based research, development and innovation. Pleasingly, Australia's falling maths and science participation is a key focus point in the government's
3P Learning, in partnership with global tech giant Microsoft, is pleased to announce that IntoScience is now available as an app on both the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 stores. The IntoScience Windows app has full touchscreen capabilities and tablet support for Microsoft
Science is Electric is the dramatic expansion of the IntoScience universe which introduces a new electrical circuits topic, exciting environments to explore and challenging quests to conquer. Recharge your students' love of learning with 8 new activities introducing electricity, circuits and schematics. Using IntoScience's
Last Wednesday (20 May) Professor Ian Chubb, AC, Chief Scientist of Australia, and a number of select panellists held a discussion at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) focusing upon the theme of competitiveness through collaboration. Curated by the Committee of Sydney, Collaborate
As Sunday the 8th of March was International Women’s Day, I thought it only fitting to write about women – particularly women in STEM. Earlier during the week, I had dinner with a male friend who has just started his degree in civil engineering.
As some of you will know, I’m currently studying how to be a teacher. I’ve already completed my bachelor of science, now I'm learning how to impart my knowledge to the young minds of tomorrow. It’s been half a semester and already I’m picking up
The Australian Industry Group recently released its report Progressing STEM Skills which identified the need to develop a national STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills strategy to keep up with the demands of a sector with a high job growth rate in Australia.
To get us into the 'T' area of the STEM acronym, I thought I would talk about some technology which blows my mind. I started thinking of this over recent weeks, because I realised how much we take certain technologies for granted when I
We know that there has been a decline in students electing to take up STEM subjects at school or university. To encourage students to take up careers in STEM fields, we have pulled together a short list of possibilities where an education in