Category Archives: robotics

Virtual tools help explore computer science and robotics in the classroom

I am sure everyone enjoyed Computer Science Education Week and its amazing focus on enabling the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We live in an amazing time of technological progress. Every aspect of our lives is being shaped by digital transformation. However, with transformation comes disruption. There’s growing concern over job growth, economic opportunity, and the world we are building for the next generation. So, the real question is: How can technology create more opportunity not for a few, but for all?… Visit the author's original post

“The biggest challenge facing education is teaching for a future that is unknown.” – Ben Eilenberg, Australia

Benjamin Eilenberg
Teacher/STEM Coordinator/Media Coordinator
Silverton Primary School
Victoria, Australia

Ben Eilenberg may have come from a teaching family (his father was a lecturer, his mother a speech pathologist, and his sisters are secondary teachers), but he wasn’t prepared for what he experienced at one of his first teaching jobs.

“I walked in to a school that had only one computer per classroom and that was it, no other technological resources available,” Eilenberg recalls. “It made me think about what the students were missing out on, and how this is preparing them for the future.… Visit the author's original post

Troy Smith: Using Robotics and Electronics to Facilitate 21st Century Learning

by Troy Smith
Expert Educator Columnist, New Zealand

Who is Troy Smith?

Hi readers, my name is Troy Smith and I am a Digital technology teacher at Te Aroha College a small rural school not far from Hobbiton in New Zealand. I am a maker, a programmer and love getting my students into cybernetics. I like to know how things work and getting things to work! I teach years 7 to 13, which is 11 to 18 year olds and I am currently re-developing my classes into a full robotics learning pathway using 21 century learning design.… Visit the author's original post