Here you will find MacICT’s papers, articles, publications and curated resources on a wide variety of ICT themes.
MacICT has been using robotics in its programs since its inception. Check out these great resources.
“The Robotics Academy is committed to using the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. We are an educational outreach of Carnegie Mellon University, and part of the university’s world-renowned Robotics Institute.” Read more…
“The aim of this site is to inspire and support teachers to go beyond the basics in bringing LEGO-based engineering to all students. New to LEGO robotics? Let us help you Get started! Want an idea for a challenge to give your students? Look here for Inspiration.” Read more…
Learning Links to the NSW K - 10 Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum
MacICT has developed comprehensive documents detailing how robotics links to learning outcomes in the the syllabuses. You can download the documents below. There is one for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3, and one for Stages 4-5.
“Integrating robotics in education is a highly engaging medium, and when it is implemented using an imaginative, student centered pedagogical approach it can lay down foundations learning, innovation and change in 21st century classrooms.”
MacICT Centre Manager
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NSW Department of Education has a Yammer network for its staff. You can join groups, post questions, find resources and get NSW DoE specific information on a range of topics. Check out the Robotics Group and connect with your colleagues. You’ll find a link to Yammer on the NSW DoE Staff Portal. Read more…
Read some of MacICT’s posts on robotics in the classroom
Drones have recently taken the world by storm. So much so that in their 2015 K-12 Horizon Report, The New Media Consortium has earmarked drones as a significant emerging consumer technology over the next five years. Drones are actually Unmanned Systems or Autonomous...read more
MacICT visited a small rural school in Bribbaree during Term 3 of this year to conduct a robotics dance camp with select students from several neighbouring schools. A class set of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots were supplied and accompanied John Burfoot, MacICT’s...read more
MacICT’s lead robotics facilitator, John Burfoot, was invited to attend the LEGO Education Elementary Conference and also present at the LEGO Education Engineering Conference in San Diego, last month. The two events were sponsored by LEGO Education and the Tufts...read more