The Four C’s of Education

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According to ISTE, the four C’s of education are Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Creativity. This is 2017 learning, where students will not just be passive consumers of technology but actually understand why and how things work and how to make effective use of technology and enhance one’s learning. These four C’s are more apparent in the academy than mentioned. … Read More

STEM Education at Robotics Academy

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Term 2 Robotics Academy programs came to an end last week and we are finishing up our school robotics programs this week. What can we say except that it has been such a fantastic term, more than the photos can tell! Our students did Australia proud by emerging 3rd position in the World Championships, our school and public academy programs … Read More

Mid Year Vex IQ Robotics Competition

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The Mid Year Vex IQ Robotics Competition was held at Kambrya College on 16 May 2016 and what a huge success it was! Teams from Kambrya College, Mount View Primary School and students from various other schools who are current students of Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy gathered together for the fantastic final run of the Bankshot game. Students got … Read More

3D Blocks for kids

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3D blocks have been used at Innovate Tech Camps Australia's programs for the past three seasons and they have been a hit. These 3D blocks are able to connect vertically and horizontally to create all sorts of creative models from animals to people to flowers, minecraft creeper, trucks, cars and more. These blocks are so versatile, they intrigue the students … Read More

Encouraging Innovation and Other Skills

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The technology classroom is all very exciting and there is so much talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and getting students interested in STEM subjects. The STEM classroom is a place where students get to explore, create and learn new skills along the way. The STEM classroom does not just encourage and promote innovation and creativity but also … Read More

STEM Programs in the Fall

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Autumn 2016 has some new modules available for the next holidays. What a great time we had at Tech Summer School. Check our Autumn selection. STEM Programs in the Fall Young Explorer (Grades 1 to 3) Young Inventor (Grades 4 to 6) Teen Innovator (Grades 7 and above) Don't miss out!

STEM For Girls

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It has been a much mentioned topic, that robotics, coding, electronics and the works, are for boys. This is a common misconception and as a result, many girls have shied away from STEM subjects. However, over the years, Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy and Innovate Tech Camps have seen more girls coming into our progams to "have a go", "try … Read More

A year of robotics, coding, electronics, STEM and STEAM

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We, Team Innovate, would like to thank all our students, parents, primary and high schools under our programs and supporters for such an incredible year. We’ve had 4 seasons of tech camps, weekly after school programs every term, launched Maker Days for kids, become the Official littleBits Melbourne Chapter, run 2 Vex IQ qualifier events, a Robo I Gather Challenge, … Read More

A New Robotics Academy

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As of December 2015, Robotics Club Australia embraces a new era. Robotics Club Australia is now known as Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy. Why the change, you may ask. That’s because we have outgrown being  a “club” over the years and are progressing into certifications and serious robotics competitions. We are excited about what 2016 will bring. We have new … Read More

Asia Pacific Robotics Championships at Melbourne Showgrounds

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Just over the last week, we welcomed more than 200 robotics teams from countries in the Asia Pacific who flew into Melbourne for the Asia Pacific Robotics Championships at the Melbourne Showgrounds. It was truly an amazing experience to see more than 200 robots! The first day saw teams check in, have their robots inspected and attempt their Robot Skills … Read More