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The Maker Projects - grants open

Maker grants

The Maker Projects initiative opened 16 March 2017 for grant applications from eligible Australian schools and community organisations to help set up dedicated maker spaces that offer students hands-on experience in practical aspects of design, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as STEM engagement activities.

The initiative will offer grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to cover the costs of tools, equipment, software and consumables needed to establish maker spaces that encourage experimentation and tinkering in a supervised and accessible environment.

It will also support community organisations with grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to expand existing STEM engagement activities and link young people with local experts, inventors, entrepreneurs and industries.

Click here for more information.

Are you the next Tech Girl Superhero?

Launching on International Women's Day, Wednesday 8 March at Google HQ Sydney, we invite girls from Australia and New Zealand to join us to learn and apply skills to solve real-world problems through technology. We invite you to join us here for the Search for the Next Tech Girls Superhero / Technovation Challenge!

Is BYOD a hot topic at your school?

There is a lot of discussion around Bring Your Own Device and successful implementation. This article has great advice on the topic.

Got something to share?

We are looking for stories of successful Digital Technologies implementation – what has helped you get started in your school? Can you help others? We can pay you for your time or provide teacher relief payment to your school. Click here for more information. 

LifeJourney

A new program released by LifeJourney invites students to virtually explore the careers of Australia’s STEM leaders in technology and innovation. The program, Australia 2020, weaves together key themes including wireless technology, cybersecurity, drone delivery, financial services and autonomous vehicles in order to paint a picture for students of Australia’s future digital economy and related careers pathways.

Lending Library

CSER Lending Library opens it’s figurative doors to schools nationally in a groundbreaking program. Schools can now integrate a huge range of digital technologies educational equipment on loan, for free. Read more and register here.

code.org

Code.org

code.org has released its annual report on the state of K–12 computer science, a snapshot of global efforts to raise educational standards in the computer science landscape. Read the 2016 report here.