Tag: Coding

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Saint Stephen’s College applies coding to the curriculum, empowering students to achieve their full potential

Saint Stephen’s College is a co-ed Prep to Year 12 independent school on Queensland’s Gold Coast. With around 1,350 students, one of the core tenets of the school is to ensure students are empowered to achieve their full potential. Key to that, according to the director of eLearning, Matthew Jorgensen, is equipping students with the confidence to engage with, and... Read more

Coding with Cumberland High School!

Coding with Cumberland High School! This is a guest blog from Martin Andrews from Cumberland High School who has been using Microbits with his students to code on the Microsoft platform. Microsoft’s Academic Programmes Manager, Dan Bowen visited the school on Tuesday and inspired me to try some coding with my students. The Year 11 Music class were met with a worksheet and... Read more

Empowering girls to make amazing games

Girls Make Games is an organisation aimed at encouraging girls involvement in coding, game design and STEM.   They hold a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams and in 2016 ran their first Australian event in Melbourne. Founder and CEO Laila Shabir spoke about her inspiration behind launching Girls Make Games. What inspired you to start Girls Make... Read more

Ormiston College STEM Day

"Amazing student led STEM presentations, amazing resources and friendly presenters. What a great day!" (Anonymous Attendee) There is no doubt that PBL (problem or project based learning) and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) has captured the current zeitgeist of contemporary learning around the globe.  There are many schools in Australia that have realised... Read more

‘Make’ it a good Christmas – Batteries, soldering iron and code not included

I remember getting my first bike for Christmas in 1982. It was an amazing red bike, with cool handle-bar grips and a bright shiny logo on the frame. It took me months to learn how to ride it and Christmas seemed to last forever. Learning was hard, the bruises were many but the reward was independence. I also remember Father Christmas (my dad) spending ages setting up... Read more