We Deliver Education to the Innovators and Entrepreneurs of the Future
Putting your kids ahead in STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics)
"Since the beginning of education, part of our focus as teachers has been preparing students to enter the workforce. But that’s a challenge for 21st century teachers because the jobs our students will enter haven’t been invented yet. That’s why exploring STEAM careers is worth the time. Not just because these careers are quickly emerging, but because the STEAM process itself allows students to explore through curiosity, play and hands-on learning." - The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM
"Australia’s future will rely on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—disciplines at the core of innovation. Our businesses will rely on STEM to compete in the emerging sectors that new technologies will create, as well as in the existing sectors which new technologies will transform. Our workforce will require specialised skills in STEM as well as high STEM literacy across the board to sustain economic growth." Source: Australian Office of Chief Scientist, “Australia’s STEM Workforce”
Note: Art (part of STEAM) has an equal weight to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). There are many technical people who are terrible at their job because they don't understand the ART of STEM. Remember Steve Jobs was not an engineer - he was more of an artist.
“STEAM is The Future.” - We offer Physical Computing with Gizmos like a Raspberry Pi SBC (Single-Board Computer)
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education is vital to our children's future work skills.
We provide kids with a fun, hands-on Physical Computing experience that enhances their critical thinking and collaborative skills that will be highly sought after in the future world of work.
What is "Physical Computing"?
Put simply, physical computing is building interactive physical systems through the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. It is the way we creatively connect the digital world to the human world.
Why learn Physical Computing?
Computing is everywhere - it's in our homes, cars, payment and ticketing systems, it's in our workplaces, mobile phones, laptops and tablets and it shapes our everyday experiences. Physical computing allows devices to connect and exchange data over the internet. In the near future, even more everyday objects will be embedded with electronic sensors. Imagine an elderly person's clothing is fitted with a sensor that could detect when they fall down or begin to experience a heart attack. This is known as the "Internet of Things" (IoT).
It is not enough to be able to swipe and tap on tablets, computers and iPhones, your child will succeed in the future world of work if they understand more about the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics behind the devices we use everyday.
Our classes in physical computing teach the use of 21st Century tools and stimulate creativity, problem solving, innovation and inventing - highly sought after skills of the future.
Professional Development for Teachers, Parents, Adults
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It's not just for kids!
STEAM Learning for interested adults, clubs, and educators. Many teachers need professional development to be able to motivate and guide students for STEM success - use physical computing with gizmo's like a Raspberry Pi.
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"I believe that successful learning through fun hands-on physical computing activities increases curiosity, inspires innovation, and ultimately improves quality of a person's lifetime education." - Oscar Naval, Gizmo Cats founder