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ACCE Education & Technology News - August 2022

09 Aug 2022 10:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Top Aussie kids picked to compete at world science and maths games

Thirty-one of Australia’s brightest high school scientists and mathematicians have won selection to represent Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science, Informatics and Mathematical Olympiads – the world’s toughest maths and science competitions for teenagers. They will compete against more than 2,000 of the world’s brightest students.

<https://www.asi.edu.au/media_releases/top-aussie-kids-picked-to-compete-at-world-science-and-maths-games/> 

Bridging the digital divide in Australia's schools

The advent of COVID-19 has forever changed modes of learning delivery with education and training providers now requiring students to have access to online learning environments.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/bridging-the-digital-divide-in-australias-schools/280727>

Why is tech giant Apple trying to teach our teachers?

Apple products are already a central part of our lives in so many ways. We use them to work, socialise, monitor our heart rates, pay for things and watch TV. But did you know they are also involved in teaching school teachers?

<https://theconversation.com/why-is-tech-giant-apple-trying-to-teach-our-teachers-186752>

Bridging the digital divide in Australia's schools

The advent of COVID-19 has forever changed modes of learning delivery with education and training providers now requiring students to have access to online learning environments.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/bridging-the-digital-divide-in-australias-schools/280727> 

Prolonged screen time leaving a generation of short-sighted kids at risk

Children are at increased risk of developing myopia due to increased screen time during the pandemic and delayed vision checks, optometrists say.

<https://educationhq.com/news/prolonged-screen-time-leaving-a-generation-of-short-sighted-kids-at-risk-125022/>

Challenging students beyond the curriculum in Mathematics, Reading and Science

ACER’s Global Academic Challenge was held for the first time this year and offers higher-performing students in Years 4, 6 and 8 the opportunity to attempt the kinds of questions sat by students in international schools around the world. ACER Senior Research Fellow Frances Eveleigh, who led the development of the challenge, shares some of the insights in this article.

<https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/challenging-students-beyond-the-curriculum-in-mathematics-reading-and-science>

Growing skills and STEM careers this National Science Week

The Australian Government is celebrating the work of our scientists this National Science Week, working to close the gender gap and inspire the next generation to be part of the highly skilled STEM sector.

<https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/husic/media-releases/growing-skills-and-stem-careers-national-science-week> 

New scholarships to support women in STEM careers

A program to support women in STEM careers has opened, with up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields over the next six years.

<https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2022/new-scholarships-to-support-women-in-stem-careers.html>

Embracing Indigenous Knowledges in STEM the focus of NAIDOC Week webinar

The Australian Academy of Science celebrated NAIDOC Week recently by hosting a virtual webinar on 7 July. In a Q&A format, four Indigenous STEM professionals shared their journeys in STEM and discussed their experience embracing Indigenous Knowledges in STEM and the ways in which they foster a more inclusive and diverse STEM sector.

<https://www.science.org.au/news-and-events/news-and-media-releases/embracing-indigenous-knowledges-stem-focus-naidoc-week>

STEM Sisters that empowers women of colour wins 2022 TechDiversity Business Award

Non-profit organisation STEM Sisters has won the Business Award at TechDiversity Awards 2022.

<https://www.theaustraliatoday.com.au/stem-sisters-that-empowers-women-of-colour-wins-2022-techdiversity-business-award/>

No wonder no one wants to be a teacher: world-first study looks at 65,000 news articles about Australian teachers [not technology, but maybe of interest: DG]

Remember when former Morrison government minister Stuart Robert lashed out at “dud” teachers? In March, the then acting education minister said the “bottom 10%” of teachers “can’t read and write” and blamed them for declining academic results.

<https://theconversation.com/no-wonder-no-one-wants-to-be-a-teacher-world-first-study-looks-at-65-000-news-articles-about-australian-teachers-186210>

Why biomimicry is the perfect lens for STEM learning [subscription]

Could nature hold clues to solving complex problems and tick the box for engaging students in STEM?

<https://educationhq.com/news/why-biomimicry-is-the-perfect-lens-for-stem-learning-125173/>



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