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Educational technology: education outreach programs (Part 3)

Emily delivering coding session at a school

In this three part blog series ‘Educational Technology’, Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, Emily de la Pena answers her question, ‘If I had $2000 to spend on educational technology, what would I buy to get the most out of it?’ Emily has been visiting regional libraries around Queensland delivering coding and robotics training to library … Read more

Skilling Our Futures Grant 2018

A woman using an iPad

Skilling Our Future PD – Darling Downs & Southwest Queensland Following the success of last year’s Robotics Roadshow, SLQ is partnering with Regional Development Australia Darling Downs Southwest (RDA DDSW) to help regional libraries continue building skills in delivering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) programs to their communities. This year’s program will kick … Read more

Fun Palace in a Box

What is a Fun Palace? Fun Palaces are yearly events that happen all over the world on the first weekend of October. They are free and community-led and feature all kinds of activities run by local people. They focus on the arts and sciences and have a broad scope, including craft, tech, digital and sports … Read more

Tech Review – VIVE VR

Redlands libraries wanted to finish their three Code Clubs with a bang, so they were loaned SLQ’s VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) equipment and Google goggles to test in their Cleveland, Victoria Point and Capalaba libraries. Here are the top five learning points from Redlands libraries: There are a lot of cords involved with this equipment … Read more

Would You Like Some Tech Tips in Your Inbox?

pictured: EZ Robots, Ozobot evo, PowerUp planes, Sphero SPRK+ and Skoog

SLQ has started a coding & robotics discussion list to support libraries to share ideas and resources.  Members receive regular updates about new gadgets, innovative program ideas and quick tips for engaging communities through technology. The term coding and robotics has become a buzz phrase for schools, libraries and other education-focused community organisations. Learning how to … Read more