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Education News Schools

Laser Cutters EOFY sale

With the end of financial year nearly upon us EduKits are running a special on laser cutters. Deal 1 – For schools with existing filter exhaust systems Emblaser 2 Desktop laser cutter Inbuilt air-assist cutting LightBurn software Pricing $3,679.90Save $131.60 Deal 2 – For schools needing a machine with fume extraction Emblaser 2 Desktop laser […]

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Education News Schools STEAM

Experiencing VR with EduKits

So who wants to try Virtual Reality? That was exactly the question we were asking at this year’s Science Week and the answer is pretty much everyone! Over a period of 6 hours the EduKits team gave over 300 curious people from the Riverina their chance to check out virtual reality using the latest Pico […]

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Education News Schools

EduKits workshops give regional kids their first experiences with VR.

Over the recent school holidays, we ran a Virtual Reality experience and education session for kids from our community in conjunction with the Museum of the Riverina’s STEAM program. For the benefit of other educators, we thought to share some of the activities and equipment we used to run a session of 2.5 hours in […]

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3D Printing Education Schools

3D printing in the classroom: Here’s what you should consider

3D printers can be fantastic tools when learning about STEM in the classroom. They allow students to create tangible versions of their designs and encourage creative, yet practical thinking. Not to mention that they’re also really fun to work with! However, as an educator, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about 3D printing. It […]

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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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News Schools

It’s YICTE time – pull out your Annoyatron!

Each year in Australia there is a program run called Young ICT Explorers or YICTE as it is commonly known. The YICTE program encourages kids to work in teams to use technology to solve real world problems. At the heart of most YICTE projects will be a programmable computer board. For those that have an […]

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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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Education Schools

Why teachers should care about engaging their students with STEM

For those of us who have been exposed to STEM for many years, or even for those who have been working with it for a little while, the idea of STEM seems pretty straightforward. We all know and understand what it is, its applications and its importance as we move into the future. However, when […]