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ACCE Education & Technology News - February 2022 Update 1

03 Feb 2022 9:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

EY aims to inspire 100,000 girls in 2022 to pursue a career in STEM with free mobile app

EY today announces that the EY STEM App will be rolled out to an additional seven countries, following a successful pilot in the US and India. The app aims to inspire girls 13-18 years of age pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

<https://www.ey.com/en_gl/news/2022/01/ey-aims-to-inspire-100000-girls-in-2022-to-pursue-a-career-in-stem-with-free-mobile-app>

New EY app encourages teenage girls to consider STEM career

Following successful pilots in India and the United States, professional services firm EY is set to release a new app in Australia designed to encourage interest among teenage girls in the world of STEM.

<https://www.consultancy.com.au/news/4768/new-ey-app-encourages-teenage-girls-to-consider-stem-career

Solving Aussie school and university cyber challenge

The pandemic has dramatically increased the Australian education sector’s reliance on online systems. Technologies such as cloud have created a new norm for day-to-day operations, and how students will continue to learn moving forward.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/solving-aussie-school-and-university-cyber-challenge/279463>

The Australian school system has a serious design flaw. Can it change before it’s too late? [not technology]

When colleagues overseas ask what I think about Australia’s school system, I tell them that it does offer world-class education, but not for everyone

<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jan/31/the-australian-school-system-has-a-serious-design-flaw-can-it-change-before-its-too-late>

Time-poor teachers struggling to prepare effective lessons for students [not technology]

More than 90 per cent of teachers lack the time to properly prepare for their core teaching duties, a new report by the Grattan Institute has found.

<https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/time-poor-teachers-struggling-to-prepare-effective-lessons-for-students-20220128-p59rxh.html>

Reform urgently needed to help teachers do their job [not technology]

If we want our children to succeed at school, we need to support our teachers to succeed in their jobs.

<https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/education/reform-urgently-needed-to-help-teachers-do-their-job-20220130-p59sb4.html>

Making time for great teaching: How better government policy can help

Teachers in Australian schools don’t get enough time to prepare well for class, and student performance is suffering as a result.

<https://grattan.edu.au/report/making-time-for-great-teaching-how-better-government-policy-can-help/>

Curtin and STEMSmart join forces for a digital future

Curtin University and STEM educator STEMSmart have joined forces in an innovative partnership to prepare primary and secondary students and those in under-served communities for a digital future.

<https://news.curtin.edu.au/media-releases/curtin-and-stemsmart-join-forces-for-a-digital-future/>

DLTV presents DigiCon 2022

DigiCon 2022's theme is: What's next? “Using digital pedagogies to ignite learning”

<https://dltv.vic.edu.au/event-4570441>     

What Could Web3 Mean for Education?

The first ghost that Ebenezer Scrooge meets in “A Christmas Carol” is the spirit of his business partner, Jacob Marley. When the specter appears, he has a chain “wound about him like a tail,” made out of “cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.”

<https://www.edsurge.com/news/2022-01-24-what-could-web3-mean-for-education>

These 3 charts show the global growth in online learning

The number of students accessing its online courses now exceeds pre-pandemic levels, a leading global online learning platform reports.

<https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/01/online-learning-courses-reskill-skills-gap/>

Microsoft Education tools that supported learning in 2021

Perhaps unlike ever before, learning in 2021 occurred in a wide variety of classroom settings. But no matter where it took place—remotely, in person, or in hybrid environments—schools and educators showed great flexibility as they worked to meet students’ academic and social-emotional needs. As we reflect on and celebrate the year, we’re inspired by how classrooms evolved and how educators used our technology and resources to adapt and support student learning.

<https://www.bettshow.com/bett-articles/microsoft-education-tools-that-supported-learning-in-2021>

Use Of Technology To Improve The Education System

“Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational”.

<https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/use-technology-improve-education-system-niti-tantra>

Knowledge about what? ‘The knowledge question’ in the Norwegian curriculum [not technology]

A fundamental question in education is, ‘What is most worth teaching and learning?’ A variation of this question can be directed from student to teacher: ‘Why should we learn this?’ Curriculum makers may find that answers to this query are self-evident, as they are often found in formal curriculum documents and guidelines. However, when looking at a new school reform in Norway, known as LK20, and how knowledge is framed, positioned and formulated in a concrete subject curriculum, it is not always easy to pin down or have a clear understanding of just what the students are expected to learn.

<https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/knowledge-about-what-the-knowledge-question-in-the-norwegian-curriculum>

Responsible Technology Training Series for Education Practitioners

Practitioner training plays a vital role in ensuring that schools, local and state education agencies, and other education organizations use data and technology responsibly. CDT provides a suite of training modules that cover key principles of student privacy protection, cybersecurity, digital equity, and related issues.

<https://cdt.org/insights/responsible-technology-training-series-for-education-practitioners/>

The Evolution of Technology in K–12 Classrooms: 1659 to Today

In the 21st century, it can feel like advanced technology is changing the K–12 classroom in ways we’ve never seen before. But the truth is, technology and education have a long history of evolving together to dramatically change how students learn.

<https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/higher/article/2022/01/evolution-technology-k-12-classrooms-1659-today-perfcon>

Hash Code 2022 returns with a new look

Registration is officially open for Hash Code, Google’s team-based programming competition! On February 24, developers around the globe will team up to test their coding skills and have some fun. Whether you’re new to coding or a seasoned expert, there’s something for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from Hash Code 2022:

<https://blog.google/technology/developers/hash-code-2022-returns-new-look/>

Simple STEAM Activities to Do With Household Items

The STEAM education program (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) helps students develop new problem-solving skills. This program is often used as part of the school curriculum, but there are also ways you can teach the various aspects of STEAM at home using some common household items. Check out this guide offering some fun STEAM activities to do at home. You can use these activities as part of your home-schooling program or supplement whatever your child is already learning at school. From science and technology to math and engineering, it’s a great way to keep kids engaged and interested as they learn and develop new skills.

<https://porch.com/advice/simple-steam-activities>



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