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Full STEAM Ahead: Learning Communities are Growing Communities

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are critically important for productivity, personal decision making and effective community, national and global citizenship. However, exploring and applying STEM principles in new and innovative ways requires the ability to adapt information and initiate creative solutions. Cue STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education! Supporting people of…
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STEAM Resources: mBots

Using an mBot is a fun way to learn how to code, using an ipad or android tablet. Simply drag and drop your code to create and see your mBot come to life. Start with easy tasks and work your way up to more advanced codes. Basic coding knowledge would be good, but not needed…
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STEAM Resources: Bloxels

It used to be that if you wanted to make a video game you would need to know lots of complicated code or own some expensive computer software. Well, thanks to Bloxels, you can build a simple game very quickly with a Tablet and a few coloured blocks (or Blox, presumably). The concept is very…
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STEAM Resources: Drones

Makeblock Airblock Modular Programmable Drone Kit A 7-piece modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, spider and more! It is made of light but durable plastic foam so you can bump into walls without making dents. Control it from your Smartphone or iPad via Bluetooth using a freely available iOS or Android…
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STEAM Resources: Edison Robots

Edison is a small, car-shaped robot aimed at teaching coding and robotics to students from age 4 to 16.  It is designed to be LEGO-compatible, affordable, and can be programmed in a range of computer languages including Scratch and Python. Edisons are equipped with sensors for light, sound and infra-red, allowing it to react to…
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Take the fun (and learning!) home

  For years now libraries have pushed themselves to engage with new technologies and provide programming that complements the school curriculum in preparing kids for the coming challenges of the future. YPRL has met this challenge through many successful programs, such as our Code Clubs, Maker Spaces and regular workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering and…
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YPRL @ Whittlesea Tech School Makers Faire

Whittlesea Tech School’s inaugural Mini Maker Faire was held on the 4th December and attended by upper primary school students from the area, where they had the opportunity to get their hands dirty with science and creative arts activities. Wobble bots, electronic synthesizers, vortex cannons and cryptography were just some of the activities enthusiastically taken…
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