Category Archives: STEM-D

Teaching Coding for Beginners – Let’s get started with some Australian Curriculum examples

In Part 3, we will address examples of coding elaborations in the Australian Curriculum, to show practical examples of how teachers can address these elaborations. Click on the following links for part one and part two both also written by Matthew Jorgensen, Teacher Ambassador in the Microsoft Australia education team.

 

Part 3 – That’s great, but what now?

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Teaching Coding for Beginners

 

In this 3 part series, Matthew Jorgensen will present some reasons for everyday teachers to start delivering ‘coding’ in the teaching and learning process. Then, he will demonstrate a number of visual programming tools that are mostly free, easy for teachers to master and always engaging for students. Finally, he will address examples of coding elaborations in the Australian Curriculum, to show practical examples of how classroom teachers can address these elaborations.

Part 1 – The Educational Imperative to Teach Students to ‘Code’

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Virtual Lab helps take Year 12 Science to the Next Level

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

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Virtual Lab helps take Year 12 Science to the Next Level

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

...(read more)Visit the author's original post