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
Partnering with Bridges to Higher Education: Using LEGO robots to widen youth participation into tertiary education
Based within Macquarie University’s Widening Participation Team, Bridges to Higher Education have implemented numerous school programs and support material to help raise vocational awareness as well as engage and motivate students to consider and desire a...read more
There is a much greater need in the world for engineers and people who can write code than there will ever be supply – Drew Houston created Dropbox The importance of students learning some sort of code, even if it just a visual programming language, is being...read more
Imagine a world where your LEGO creations can come alive! Teachers, imagine this happening in an engaging, collaborative, safe and easy to manage environment – even with students from Kindergarten to Year 3! Sounds too good to be true? Well, now you can with...read more