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Arduino Coding News

The best drag-and-drop Arduino block coding editor

Teaching coding to kids can be a little challenging, especially with Arduino. Text-based coding is extremely intimidating for those just getting started, and it’s extremely easy to run into errors if you don’t know what you’re doing. In the classroom, things can get messy pretty quickly. If you’re a digital technologies teacher (or have even […]

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Artificial Intelligence Coding

We got AI to write for us, and the results were certainly interesting

Over the past few years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been getting smarter and smarter. It’s used to power voice assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, and now the ‘self-driving’ feature within Tesla’s new cars. We recently asked our followers over on Instagram for some sentence starters. Y’know, so we could feed them to […]

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Coding Inspiration

These graphs show the most popular websites of all time.

What was originally known to many as ‘The World Wide Wait’ has very much evolved since its beginnings, with over 3.4 billion users connected to the internet. It might not seem like it, but the World Wide Web has been around for quite a while now. Over thirty years, in fact. Over that time, many […]

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3D Printing Coding Education STEAM

Youth Week Workshops

Our Youth Week workshops in Leeton have just wrapped up, and what a success! This year Youth Week was held April 10 – 18 with events held across every state and territory around Australia. The EduKits team were only too happy to be involved, providing a technology learning opportunity to kids living in in a […]

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Coding Education News

Regional kids “Tech It Out” during school holidays

For three consecutive years, EduKits has been running school holiday workshops for kids in the Riverina to learn about new technologies. Our first ever workshops were held in the 2016/17 summer break and covered 3D printing technology. For 2017/18 workshops were held at Working Spaces HQ where kids were treated to workshops covering Electronics, Coding […]

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Coding Education

Why do we even teach coding?

For a while now, we’ve all been told that coding is the one crucial skill that the kids of today are going to need for the jobs of tomorrow. Governments are scrambling to integrate it into their digital technologies curriculums, and it’s almost safe to say that this will be a mandatory part of schooling […]

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Coding Education Schools

A Teacher’s guide to the Amazing Annoyatron

We’ve personally used the Annoyatron in a holiday workshop format so are happy to provide some recommendations on how best to use it as a teaching tool. One of the first questions teachers are keen to ask is whether they can use the Annoyatron without sound. While kids love the idea of making a burglar […]

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Coding Education Schools

Atlassian founder Cannon-Brookes: “Why coding is critical for kids”

Atlassian is certainly one of Australia’s greatest startup success stories. Founded by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, the mammoth software development company was founded in 2002 and funded by $10,000 in credit card debt. Fast-track to 2018 and the company, now valued at around $4.5 billion (AUD), pulls in over $600 million (USD) each year. […]

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Coding Education Schools

Founder presents at technology careers event

On March 7, Michael Nixon from EduKits presented at The BiG Day In, an annual Australia-wide IT careers conference for high school students interested in technology. The conference is hosted at venues throughout Australia and nationally inspires over 7,000 students each year explore careers in the IT industry. This year, Michael presented his EduKits start-up […]

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3D Printing Coding Education News

School holiday tech workshops a success

Over the summer holidays, EduKits ran a number of school holiday workshops for kids, held at Wagga’s co-working space, Working Spaces HQ. This was the second time that I’ve run school holiday workshops, with the first being focused on giving kids and teens a first experience with 3D printing technology. These holidays, in addition to […]