" STEM & Virtual Ed Combined! "
September 7, 2020
Discover the QLD Virtual STEM Academy, an initiative Queensland Government’s Advancing Education: An action plan for education in Queensland. After only a couple of years, it has been making a massive difference in providing deep STEM enrichment for highly capable Year 5 to 9 rural and remote students across Queensland.
May 1, 2020
Fizzics Education has partnered with Inspiring Australia & Virtual Excursions Australia to help organisations deliver engaging online STEM events. The developed courses are free to all those who deliver science engagement programs as part of Inspiring Australia’s national network, delivered in partnership with State Governments!
April 25, 2020
Traditionally we often have seen school STEM challenges as something that is usually done within a classroom or across a grade. Consider taking your STEM challenges to the next level by challenging them to work together on a shared STEM project where they can't be in the same room!
April 17, 2020
Global distance education opportunities abound! Meet our colleagues from around the world who for many years have run distance education programs. Award-winning, engaging and highly experienced distance educators from multiple key learning areas.
April 13, 2020
'How can you engage my remote learners?'. Fair question! Authentic virtual learning is achieved by ensuring that participants are actively involved. In this article we explore how to identify if your virtual class is truly engaging.
April 10, 2020
One of the troubling situations whilst online classes is that not all kids have access to the internet. Even if devices are rolled out to these kids, if they simply cannot connect because their family cannot afford the internet they will not be able to participate in live online classes....
" Live online learning! "
April 5, 2020
Sadly distance education is now the new normal for at least the next few months. We chat with Karen Player, co-founder of Virtual Excursions Australia and founder of Sydney Science Education, to find out just what is available for schools, libraries, community groups and more in terms of live interactive...
April 4, 2020
Lately, I received a few questions about how to convert timezones for online classes. Now, it seems a straight forward thing but it's not when you start thinking about cultural differences, not just time zone differences. We look at common mistakes that happen when creating virtual classes between countries.
March 30, 2020
Unfortunately, what you have seen in the media has been caused by people rolling out technology without careful consideration towards the impacts on child safety or a thorough knowledge of the controls that exist and the limitations of the software they are using. We look at protections already in place...
March 29, 2020
What to avoid when setting up a virtual learning space in your home! From lighting, sound, child protection & more, there are things to consider before you start.
For years the distance education community has struggled with the naming of 'online programs'. The reason for this is that there are so many types of online programs! We look at why this had occurred and what to do about it now and in the future.
March 15, 2020
With classes rapidly moving to online learning as the COVID-19 outbreak impacts schools, this post covers how you can help your classes have the materials on hand in the event that you need to switch to virtual classes. Find out more here!
February 9, 2015
There has been much talk around National Museum’s video conferencing robot. Developed in collaboration with the CSIRO and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, the telepresence robot roving the NMA’s floors has allowed multiple remote schools and libraries to simultaneously connect to an onsite educator to ask...
August 4, 2014
Last month I got the opportunity to again connect with Unalaska library to run a video conference on the science of sound. As usual I had a blast working with the kids, but I got a great surprise to find that it got recorded by local community radio station kucb...
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