• ACCE Education & Technology News - September 2023 Update 4

ACCE Education & Technology News - September 2023 Update 4

18 Sep 2023 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Teachers are helpless to stop AI cheating

At least 50 per cent of teachers have had to mark assignments they were certain had been written by ChatGPT or other generative AI platforms, but their schools had no policies to deal with the problem, a government inquiry into the use of artificial intelligence in education has heard.


Is banning AI in state schools dudding students?

For Westbourne Grammar principal Adrian Camm, artificial intelligence in classrooms is something to be embraced, not feared.


Namecheap’s NC.ME Free Website Initiative For Students & Teachers Surpasses 500,000 Domains Registered

Namecheap ... announced its popular nc.me Namecheap for Education program has given away more than 500,000 .me domains to students and educators throughout North America, the UK, and Australia.


University of Canberra seeks primary schools for STEM program

The University of Canberra’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Research Centre (SERC) is calling for expressions of interest from primary schools across Australia to participate in a free pilot program in 2024.


UC staff take STEM learning to the regions with microscope donations and citizen science outreach

When Samantha Bronar – a Student Engagement and Work Integrated Learning Advisor at the University of Canberra – realised that her old school was still using the same microscopes she herself used over 30 years ago, she figured the Faculty of Science and Technology could help with an equipment update.


ELSA: STEM in Schools – media release

The University of Canberra’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Research Centre (SERC) is calling for expressions of interest from primary schools across Australia to participate in a free pilot program in 2024.


Research shows UC’s ELSA Program significantly boosts STEM outcomes and improves language skills, rolling out now for 2023 [December 2022]

More than 400 early childhood centres and preschools around Australia have now used the ELSA Program, and evidence from the University of Canberra shows that both educators and students achieve considerably better STEM outcomes thanks to the program.


Practical infographics for your classroom

Enhance your lesson planning with a series of digital technologies infographics for Foundation to Year 10 students. You'll find posters with relevant examples, clear explanations and helpful 'I can' statements. Explore the topics: Data representation; Algorithms; Programming




How to improve school education

Our students are not performing well enough. Australia should set its sights much higher. Here’s how.


ChatGPT: Schools put new policies in place [video]

With students returning to class, most colleges are starting the year with new ChatGPT policies.


Tes launches Learning Pathways to give teachers back time to teach

Education solutions provider Tes has unveiled its latest product, ‘Learning Pathways’, a new solution for schools looking to evidence how they are supporting student diversity – a key area for the new version 9.0 curriculum.


Any AI school policy guidelines need only be one page - for now: Esterman [subscription]

There’s no need for schools to ‘twist themselves into knots’ in a bid to develop ethically sound AI policies, a leading educator has said.


Govt under pressure over nuclear submarine STEM challenge [subscription]

The Opposition has called on the Government to guarantee its support for a controversial school STEM challenge.


STEM stars headline Hunter conference

Comedian and maths geek Adam Spencer, maths teaching guru Eddie Woo and futurist Dr Catherine Ball were among the STEM stars attending STEM 2023 for teachers in the Hunter last week.


New updates to ensure safer learning at school and at home

The Google for Education team continues to build education services with highly sophisticated privacy technology at their core in partnership with policymakers, data-privacy regulators, third-party groups, and education institutions worldwide. Today, we’re sharing updates for our work globally, to help students, parents, and educators keep their data secure and private, and make sure they are in control when using our services. This includes new features in Google Workspace for Education and Chromebooks, such as data processor mode for ChromeOS and the new Service Data Addendum for Google Workspace for Education.


KinderLab Robotics Debuts AI Curriculum for Young Learners

KinderLab Robotics, a leader in educational STEAM robotics for grades pre-K–5, has launched Thinking with KIBO: Introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Early Grades, a free curriculum designed to help students understand how AI tools work and think critically about how these tools can improve lives in their communities.


How to Use STEM Teaching Tools in Your Classroom

You’re probably familiar with the perks that come with getting students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes.


What Is Computer Science For Kids? How to Get Kids Started Coding

Computer science is an exciting, ever-changing field with a lot to offer.


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