• ACCE Education & Technology News - January 2024

ACCE Education & Technology News - January 2024

10 Jan 2024 4:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Australia at ‘AI inflection point’ – report

Australia is at a crossroads with developing AI technologies, with the potential to become a leader or laggard in technical and regulatory innovation.


Can AI guess your emotion? Years F–4

Students explore the key facial features that help us recognise emotions, and then train an AI to recognise emotions as happy or sad.


Rock, Paper, Scissors AI! Years 7–8

This lesson uses the game of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' to investigate how an AI can recognise your hand gestures.


AI image recognition: Exploring limitations and biasYears 5–6

This hands-on activity enables students to practise training and testing an AI model using cartoon faces. It also includes a discussion about sources of potential algorithmic bias and how to respond to these sources.


AI ethics: What's possible, probable and preferred? Years 9–10

This lesson encourages students to explore the social and ethical matters relating to AI. It outlines a project to help frame such discussions using the curriculum Key Idea of Creating preferred futures, tying into Critical and Creative Thinking.


‘We haven’t looked back’: home schooling in Australia experiences post-lockdown boom

Number of children learning at home has doubled since the pandemic – with parents saying the mainstream education system isn’t working


NSW leads the way in tackling digital skills shortage

The NSW Government is joining leaders across government, the digital industry, and education and training providers to address the projected shortage of 85,000 digital workers in NSW by 2030.


North Coast teens ‘rising all stars’ in Lego robotics [subscription]

A group of North Coast school students have been recognised as “rising all stars” in a popular STEM-based national Lego competition.


Delivering education in crisis zones Can EdTech save education amid disaster?

Suppose you woke up and there was no school today. Or tomorrow. Or possibly ever. This is the reality for millions of students around the world.


Bridging the tech gap

Technology has a strong track record of empowering students and supporting teachers. But as tablets, online lessons, interactive tutorials and VR fuel some students’ success, those who lack access to technology can be left further and further behind. The gap between them is known as the digital divide -- and educators worry it's not getting any smaller.


Thinking About 'Gamifying' Your Classroom? Teachers Use These Tools

Quiz-style apps, such as Blooket and Quizizz, were the most mentioned.


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