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Congratulations to Meridith – ICTENSW Leader of the Year!

Congratulations to CSER Project Officer, Meridith Ebbs, who has received the 2018 ICTENSW Leader of the Year Award! This award recognises significant advocacy, support and promotion of the use of ICT in education and candidates will have demonstrated a distinguished career and proven inspirational achievement in leading the ICT in Education community. This is a fantastic recognition and […]

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We need your help!

We are calling on our CSER MOOC community to help us advocate for continued funding by sharing how our program has had an impact on you or your students’ lives! Since 2014, CSER has provided Australian teachers with support in K-12 Digital Technologies through free online courses (MOOCs), first launched in partnership with Google. In […]

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Your Stories – Pooraka Primary School R-7 SA – Code Capers

By Karen Butler, CSER Project Officer – SA Pooraka students from Ms Peters, Mr Chig and Mr Andrews class have been working on sharpening their coding skills and they have shown they are keen thinkers, tinkerers and computer scientists in the making. A skill set that will be required by many future jobs. It has […]

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CSER Lending Library

The CSER Lending Library has a broad range of kits available for schools to borrow, including Beebots, Makey Makey, Sphero, micro:bits, Dash & Dot, Bluebots, Ozobots, Arduino, Rule Your Room Kits, iPads and more. The library is open to schools from all sectors (eg Government, Catholic, Independent) across Australia. Kits are delivered to your school […]

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Resources: Digital Technologies Assessment Quick-Guide

The Digital Technologies Hub has updated their website to include some new assessment advice and resources for teachers to use in the classroom and to support the planning and design of assessments. In partnership with the Digital Technologies Hub, we have also put together a Quick-Guide on Assessment for Digital Technologies. This guide brings together […]

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Welcome to CSER’s newest team member – Helen Kardiasmenos

We are pleased to announce that Helen Kardiasmenos has joined the CSER Digital Technologies Education Team in NSW. Helen will be working closely with Meridith Ebbs (NSW Project Officer) and Toni Falusi (NSW/ACT Project Officer) to support schools in NSW. Helen will be primarily working with schools in Sydney and surrounds. Helen brings a wealth of knowledge and […]

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Your Stories – Flinders Island District High School: A Digital Technologies Journey – Part 2!

By Cindy Thornton from the Flinders Island District High School. It’s been just over a year since we shared the start of our Digital Technologies journey on the CSER MOOC blog and what a year it’s been! Inspired by the energy and excitement of completing the first MOOC, and with the enthusiastic support of our principal, […]

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Your Stories: Reflecting on 2018 in NSW

By Meridith Ebbs, NSW Project Officer.  In 2018 there was an amazing demand for workshops from teachers and schools wanting to prepare for the 2019 launch of the NSW digital technologies syllabus. Last year Meridith Ebbs (NSW Project Officer) and Toni (ACT/NSW Project Officer) and #spotbot travelled throughout NSW both physically and virtually to deliver […]

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Resources: Some of our favourite unplugged algorithm activities

Computer Science doesn’t have to be taught only with computers. There are many engaging activities that can promote computational thinking and provide an introduction to algorithms in an “unplugged” way! We’ve curated a few of our favourite unplugged algorithm activities shared by our Project Officers that they model in their CSER Digital Technologies workshops with […]

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Your Stories: Sphero with St Francis of Assisi (NT)

By Shannon Morgan at St Francis of Assisi, Northern Territory. Year 3/4M from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, investigated push and pull forces in their Science unit in Term 4, 2018. Digital Technologies were utilised to engage the students and to develop their understanding and abilities across both […]

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