Tag: queensland

Design thinking: Disrupting teachers

Design thinking is forcing a paradigm shift for Australian teachers, students and the entire education system. I attended a design thinking workshop for teachers at DigiTech by Design, held at Oakleigh State School. We were working in groups to solve a community problem by using the design thinking process. I overheard a teacher say, “I want to see the answer. So I can cheat and see what to work towards.”

Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code: Part 1

In case you missed it…

Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 27 April, we ran our first in a three-part series of web conferences: Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. 

Part 1: Let’s build two quizzes in Scratch. Learn about logic patterns, algorithms, data storage and making maths fun. 

Click here if you would like to watch the recording. 

Integrate the new Digital Technologies subject into your classroom

Integrating the new Digital Technologies into your already choc-a-bloc class timetable can be tricky.

The Digital Technologies curriculum has now become mandatory in Queensland state schools. The remaining Australian states will soon follow. The Digital Technologies curriculum is not a stand alone subject, it is to be integrated into current curriculum subjects.

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