Catapulting school students into space with Cuberider

If the idea of sending something into space on a rocket to the International Space Station seems like a far-out concept, you’d probably not be alone in your thinking. However, two people passionate about space, science and technology have made this reality for over 1000 Australian high school students. In 2016, Solange Cunin and Sebastian Chaoui…

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The Countdown is on until World Education Games – have you registered yet?

Technology is undeniably changing the world as we know it – and the classroom is the perfect example. Learning now has the opportunity to be engaging, collaborative, and most importantly fun. Remember the days of dreaded homework, pouring over maths sums in your exercise book at the kitchen table? Kids today have an abundance of…

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Virtual Lab helps take Year 12 Science to the Next Level

Mixing ammonia is a fascinating but potentially dangerous process. The teachers at Ormiston College in Queensland have created a virtual science lab using Mosaic and Office365 to help Year 12 students run real life chemistry experiments in a safe and collaborative environment. Impressive results have been achieved, but the true success is the real data…

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Windows 8 Education App: Chronozoom – More than just a timeline creator

There are many timeline creators out there, but none that put the passing of time in context like Chronozoom. Within seconds you can map the progress of civilization, the different eras of our history and of major discoveries and historical moments. “ChronoZoom is a free, open source timeline tool that allows historians, historical scientists, teachers…

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Windows 8 Apps for the Science Classroom

As part of our series that focuses on the use of Windows 8 apps in classrooms, today we will share with you what we consider to be great apps for the science classroom. General Science Science for Kids – a huge range of experiments to do with young learners. BrainPOP Featured Movie – a daily science animated…

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OneNote – A great application for administration, teaching and professional learning

Guest post from Elizabeth O’Connor – Science Teacher – Sydney Girls High School  Engagement with technology in the classroom has been completely changed by the introduction of 1:1 computer to student programs. Previously, lessons were divided between ‘normal’ lessons in the classroom and ‘computer’ lessons in a computer lab. Each student having their own computer…

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