Stemiverse 0018 - Naomi Young: STEM on Youtube

September 12, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 18.

In this episode of Stemiverse Podcast, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Naomi Young.

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Naomi Young, who is also known by her screen nick-name "Nay Nay", is a star of ABC Kids and the creator of the TV and YouTube Kids show Tinkertime. Her songs ‘Bubble Pop’, ‘Smash It Down, ‘I Have A Voice’ and ‘My Brother Ate My LEGO’ are Australian household favourites. You may also know Naomi for her work as the voice of ‘Hootabelle’ on Giggle and Hoot. Her TV credits also include Nickelodeon’s host of Nick Takes Over Your School and Sarvo’, The Wiggles (assistant choreographer, dancer), Playhouse Disney, Home and Away, All Saints and much more.

Naomi has been working in Children’s Television and Theatre for 15 years. She graduated with a BA Media & Cultural Studies and Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary English & Drama) both from Macquarie University. Her kids' channel, Tinkertime is all about experimenting, pulling things apart and not being afraid to make mistakes. Nay Nay wants to encourage kids to get curious about STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, Maths) and nurture a love of adventure and inventive thinking.

While in education, Naomi was Runner Up Most Outstanding New Teacher awarded by the NSW Teachers Guild in 2009. On top of her teaching load, she co-founded The Project - Schools Industry Arts, an initiative that collaborated with schools and arts industry professionals to push the boundaries of arts education programs in schools. The team delivered NSW Institute of Teachers accredited professional development to hundreds of teachers.

After building her own companies, Naomi has become passionate about encouraging artists and educators to take an entrepreneurial approach to building brands and utilizing online mediums and has begun consulting small businesses and individuals.

This is Stemiverse podcast episode 18.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

 

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0017 - Dr Steve Brodie: Open Innovation

August 29, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 17.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris talks with Dr Steve Brodie.

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Steve has over 20 years’ experience in research and development, commercialisation and open innovation within corporate research and development laboratories (multinational and SME) and University technology transfer offices. He is a creative intrapreneur with a proven ability to recognise innovation opportunities and to create and implement solutions to go after them.

A core theme throughout Steve's career has been innovation and, in particular, how individuals and organisations can collaborate to identify innovation opportunities, develop new ideas and innovate.

Currently, Steve is the Executive Manager, Innovation at CSIRO, Australia's premiere research organisation. ON is Australia's national science and technology accelerator specialising in assisting researchers from the fields of science and technology working on projects that have the potential to shape Australia's future.

In this interview, we discuss Open Collaborative and Wicked innovation, classroom-friendly ways to foster innovative thinking, Lady Bird science books, the continuum between school student and a University career as a researcher, problem-solving and much more.

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 17.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

 

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0016 - Dr Karsten Schulz: Walking Supercomputers

August 21, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 16.

In this episode of Stemiverse Podcast, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Dr Karsten Schulz.

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Karsten Schulz (PhD) is an engineer, computer scientist, and educator. He is leading the Digital Technologies Institute and is the designer of the B4 Modular Microprocessor for the classroom. Karsten has a background in the ICT industry, specifically in R&D. He has been involved in the Digital Technologies education space since 2008. Some of his previous activities include Young ICT Explorer and Bebras. Most recently, he designed and manufactured the B4 Modular Microprocessor, which students can experiment within the classroom. Karsten is passionate about digital and biological systems, their similarities, and how things work deep inside.

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 16.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0015 - Pip Cleaves: Code Clubbing

August 14, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 15.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Pip Cleaves.

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Pip Cleaves is the National Education Manager for Code Club Australia, a not for profit organisation that has supported the development of over 18,000 clubs and 65,000 students to code every week. She also works as a Sessional Lecturer in the Education and Arts Faculty at The Australian Catholic University.

She has worked extensively within the education industry nationally and globally, and in education technology since 2005. In addition, Pip runs a small business to provide professional learning to educators around technology.

In this discussion, Pip talks about STEM education, Code Club (where she is the National Education Manager), technology education support for teachers, schools and libraries, education volunteering, and much more.

This is Stemiverse podcast episode 15.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0014 - Professor John Fischetti: Transformational Teaching

August 1, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 14.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Professor John Fischetti.

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Professor Fischetti is Head of School of Education School at the University of Newcastle.

Over the past 30 years John has worked to revamp classroom practices, school structures and board policies around the new era we are in, that he calls “the collaborative, global innovation age”.

In the past, John has served as a Dean in the US, a Professor and teacher.

Working inside school reform, revamping teacher education and rethinking leadership preparation over the past thirty years, Professor John Fischetti brings a divergent set of experiences to The University of Newcastle.

In this hour-long, gem-packed discussion, John talks about

* equity vs equality in education,
* flipped schools,
* refugee education in Miami,
* personalised education,
* intellectual inspiration,
* student engagement,
* how to equip our children with the intellectual tools they need to reach the moon and beyond,
* how the role of teachers has already changed,
* and much much more.

This is Stemiverse episode 14.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

 

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0013 - Meridith Ebbs: Project-based learning

July 25, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse podcast episode 13.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris talks with Meridith Ebbs.

 

Meridith is a teacher with 23 years of experience in K-10 and adult education. She is interested in integrating STEM into classrooms and she is now also working as the NSW Project Officer for the CSER program with the University of Adelaide. She speaks regularly at conferences on Digital Technologies and evolving pedagogies so teachers can future proof the skills of students.

This is Stemiverse episode 13.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0012 - Nicola O’Brien: Code Rangers

July 12, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse podcast episode 12.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Nicola O'Brien.

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Nicola is the founder of Code Rangers, a company based in Sydney that teaches children how to code, develop games, and apps. Nicola's created Code Rangers after a long career in Corporate Law and Finance. She is particularly passionate about programming and understands the importance of technology literacy as a basic prerequisite for our children's digital future.

Let's listen to Nicola as she describes her teaching philosophy as she applies it in Code Rangers.

This is Stemiverse podcast episode 12.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0011 - Ariane Skapetis: Explain Everything

July 10, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse podcast episode 11.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Ariane Skapetis.

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Ariane is currently a Learning Technologist in Higher-Ed with qualifications and expertise in e-learning, blended learning and K-12 Education. She has held numerous roles throughout her lengthy career in Education. Teacher, Computer Coordinator, ICT Consultant in Sydney region schools and now as a Learning Technologist at UTS. Ariane has seen it all: from the introduction of the Internet to schools in the early 1990s to modern game-based learning, “flipping” the classroom and using mobile phones to enhance educational outcomes.

This is Stemiverse episode 11.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0010 - Phillip Mallon - Reflective Learning

July 3, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Episode 10.

In this episode of Stemiverse, Marcus and I talk with Philip Mallon.

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Starting at the age of 9, Philip built a radio crystal set and this became the foundation for an interest in electronics. Phillip's path has given him countless opportunities to learn and to teach during the last forty years.

As a cadet with the NSW Department of Public Works, he studied Science and Technology at the University of Sydney. This was followed by further studies in the UK and a Master's degree in Engineering Science at the University of NSW. Philip applied his new knowledge in biomedical engineering to providing electromedical equipment for the new Westmead Hospital. He worked on the first electronic toll system for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and was the control systems engineer on the Accelerated Loading Facility.

Philip helped provide the first computer systems engineering labs at UTS and was employed there as both engineering manager and an academic to provide both teaching and practical engineering skills for students.

While at UTS Philip was a director for Autism Australia now Aspect and took an interest in supporting schools for Autistic children.

At the RTA Philip was engaged in Intelligent Transport Systems Projects (ITS) including the flashing lights at all schools zones in NSW, road safety projects including the Lithgow black ice detection project, managed motorways, the new T-Way bus systems for Sydney and structural health and security monitoring projects including monitoring the Sydney Harbour Bridge for security threats.

Now retired, Philip is an active maker and mentor to other makers at the University of the Third Age ( u3a) and various Sydney Meetups including ozBerry, Sydney Robotics and Coding and Hack Sounds.

Philip's maker projects involve music, robotics, home automation, environmental monitoring, software engineering and electronics and he is interested in how people with disabilities such as autism and retired seniors can be creative as makers.

Philip exhibited his maker projects at the Sydney mini-maker faire last year. He is an alpha tester for new Seeed Products including reSpeaker and won two of their design competitions using reSpeaker and WioLink.

In the next hour or so, Marcus and I explore Philip's amazing engineering and learning experiences, and it was fascinating!

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 10.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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Stemiverse 0009 - Ben Newsome and interactive science

June 26, 2017

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast Episode 9.

In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Ben Newsome.

 

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Ben Newsome is the founder of Fizzics Education, a company that specializes in delivering interactive science workshops and shows. Through Fizzics Education, Ben reaches around 300,000 children each year, in person or via video conference, in Austalia or around the world.

Ben is a qualified Science Teacher and a former Environmental Consultant, a Children's Summer Camp director, and a CSIRO Education Team member.

Ben is the recipient of the 2013 Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Winston Churchill Fellowship, is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, is an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, is part of the education advisory committee for the GWS Giants AFL team and a co-founder of two non-profit museum collaborative networks; Virtual Excursions Australia & the Pinnacle Education Collaborative.

Wow, what a resume!!!

This is Stemiverse episode 9.

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Stemiverse podcast is brought to you by Tech Explorations, a leading provider of educational resources for Makers, STEM students, and teachers. Go to txplore.com to see a complete list of our books and courses covering the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics.

The show notes and other information are available on the Tech Explorations blog episode page. 

 

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