Flinders University: Design Technology & Innovation

This professional development evening at Flinders University’s Tonsley School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics was very worthwhile attending as it gave hands-on experience in  CAD drawing, laser cutting, wearable technology and fabrication. The evening featured a guest speaker, Sandy Walker, who explained the design approach at Flinders and the link between designing a solution for a problem, sustainability, innovation…

A month of plus

Often it feels as if the discussions around being a connected educator resort to being a part of this or that community or signing up to a particular platform. For example, many argue that all educators should be on Twitter. When I think about my connected activities, I exist in a number of spaces, each… via…

So what’s my PBL model these days?

It’s been ten years since I really started to understand the effect inquiry learning has on children’s enjoyment of learning. In that time, I’ve adopted, modified and been frustrated by the term PBL, which is now used symbolically – just as we say ‘television’ just so we can create frames in the mind’s of people […]…

Learning with Sphero’s

The Sphero is an amazing learning tool. The small tennis ball sized robot has students in awe at first sight. They will be so intrigued to play with the device they actually won’t realise they are learning. Keep exploring the wonders of Sphero on Corey Aylen’s blog. In March we are looking for a weekly contribution…