Education

  • Review: Sphero BOLT

      Sphero is well known for their series of connected robots that respond to your command, via smartphones. When Sphero released the Education version, known as Sphero Edu, things got serious, transforming the product from entertainment to a platform that could be programmed, serving as a great tool to...
  • Apple iPad for education adds pencil, forgets schools are poor

    The iPad is an incredible device, it’s easily the best tablet on the market, but for for all the hype and fanfare around Apple’s big education event, the new version of the iPad, now comes with a Pencil. The iPad features a retina display, has 10 hours of battery...
  • UNSW pilot Microsoft Teams, exam pass rate increased from 65% to 85%

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is trialing Microsoft Teams. As part of a strategic plan to become “Australia’s global university,” the University says they seek out and test technologies to help simplify and extend collaboration—not only among students and faculty, but within organisational work groups, between...
  • All NSW kindergarten students will receive compulsory coding training from 2019

    Announced in the lead up to Christmas, the NSW Government has made a bold and important change to the way we education our children. From the new school year in 2019, the set curriculum for students aged from kindergarten and up, will include programming (or coding). Founder of nationwide...
  • Ford Australia offering FREE driving skills courses in Wodonga

    Ford have announced they’re bringing their Driving Skills for Life program to Wodonga among many other stops around the country. The hands-on driving program covers 6 key areas – Hazard Recognition, Vehicle Handling, Speed Management, Space Management, Pedestrian Awareness and Cycling Safety. Given we don’t teach people driving skills...
  • RMIT has Ricciardo’s Red Bull F1 car on campus for Welcome Day

    If you’re a student heading to RMIT University this year, then you have the opportunity to get up close an personal with Aussie Daniel Ricciardo‘s Formula 1 car. The RB7 is the car he drove in the 2012 season, but still looks the part right here in 2017. RMIT...
  • Get thousands of dollars worth of Udemy courses for FREE

    Its not often you get to entertain or educate yourself for free, but Udemy have a special on 36 courses that are all absolutely free for you. The deal that showed up on OzBargain.com.au yesterday includes some amazing technology courses like ‘A to Z Ethical hacking’ (normally $205) and...
  • Another spectacular HoloLens demo will make you want AR even more.

    Microsoft have once again amazed crowds with a brilliant, albeit slightly stretching the truth, demo of HoloLens. At the worldwide partners conference in Toronto, Canada, Windows and HoloLens Program Director Arantxa Lasa Cid showed off the latest in a growing list of live demonstrations of the Augmented Reality headset....
  • Adding coding to schools will make Aus unrecognizable in 20yrs

    Comedian and maths geek, Adam Spencer just wrapped up is morning keynote at the MoodleMoot conference in Melbourne. After explaining the world’s search for large prime numbers, Spencer moved on to reflect on Australia’s education system. He says there’s currently no point in his daughter’s education plan (she’s 7),...