So inspiring to spend the morning hearing how Teachers and Students have been able to connect technology with their love for gardening. These students were able to articulate the role data can play in making informed decisions in their garden. Moreover, they were seeing the role data can play in decision making in other settings.
A real delight to see the engagement both Teachers and Students have for these real-world applications.
Looking forward to catching up with Teachers and Students from Flinder’s Christian College and Boneo Primary School tomorrow!
Melissa Dioguardi, IoTKG Leader and Teacher at Our Holy Redeemer PS invites families and locals to help install 9 Biofilta Food Cubes.
Melissa wastes no time in inserting the soil moisture probe provided by Monash Uni.
These Food Cubes are state of the art wicking beds made from recycled chip packaging. They use much less water than traditional gardens and should be a great investment as the school take a summer break.
Here is the old vege patch. It will be interesting to compare yields from each garden.
A huge thank you to Anthony Speranza of St Marks PS Dingley and Adam Littlehales of Black Rock PS for sharing how they are applying IoTKG in their own schools.
Students at St Marks PS have been studying water in Term 4. We were delighted to hear that our IoTKG moisture sensors were able to contribute to decision making that led to more efficient watering of their Kitchen Garden.
Wow! So inspired by the 93 School Teams showcasing how they can make a difference through STEM. 60 of these teams were from the Primary Sector! The student agency was off the charts! Many of the presentations focused on addressing the all-important sustainable development goals! Great Real-World Problems to be focusing on.
Today’s keynote by Andrew Douch to the Teachers was very inspiring and encouraging! If that was not enough the 120 Teachers in the room could choose to participate in 4 workshops that aligned to 4 different streams. Well done CEM! It was definitely MAD and I’m sure we’ll see long lasting impact!