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STEM Matters!

STEM Matters!

STEM Matters Solving problems has always been an important component of any business, industry or organisation. I see that educating our students using the philosophy of STEM and the Design Thinking Framework is integral to building their skill

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DLTV and The Brainary - Industry Partners

DLTV and The Brainary - Industry Partners

The Brainary and Digital Teaching and Learning Victoria (DLTV) are proud to be industry partners again in 2020. Due to COVID 19 we missed DigiCon/ACCE 2020, one of our favourite conferences, but during the break we have been busy working with DLTV to

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Pi-Top[4] Review - DLTV's Nathan Alison

Pi-Top[4] Review - DLTV's Nathan Alison

If you've heard about Raspberry Pi but always wondered what it is, keep reading!Launched eight years ago in the UK, Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer about the length and width of a credit card, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB ports for mouse, keybo

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Coding and Designing Robot Scenarios

Coding and Designing Robot Scenarios

Imagine controlling and programming robots in real-world settings, such as robot-surgeons, service robots, healthcare robots or a robot in a hospital setting bringing blood tests from a patient’s bed to a laboratory for analysis!

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SPD Exercises for Your Sensitive Child

SPD Exercises for Your Sensitive Child

21 Sensory Toys and SPD Exercises for Your Sensitive ChildOriginally published in ADDitude NIX PhotoChildren with sensory processing disorder may bristle and bolt at loud noises, pick their skin, and even bump into and fall over things. The

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I Didn’t Expect Hearing Aids at Age 23

I Didn’t Expect Hearing Aids at Age 23

Here’s Why I’ve Embraced ThemWritten by Stephanie Newman on August 7, 2019Published on healthlinePhoto by Fabio ScalettaThe root of my self-consciousness, I realized, wasn’t my hearing loss, it was the stigma I had associated with it.I realized

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Social-emotional Learning (SEL) and KUBO Robot

Social-emotional Learning (SEL) and KUBO Robot

Published with permission from KUBO When you think about Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom, you don’t think about coding or robots, but maybe you should…As our generation of kids change, there is more and more of a need for SEL i

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KUBO Robot Makerspace

KUBO Robot Makerspace

Published with permission by KUBO Maker Spaces are gaining popularity in our schools and communities. They provide a fantastic environment for learners to gain new skills through hands-on activities. Maker Spaces combine elements of scienc

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The Science of Creativity - Sebastian Conran

The Science of Creativity - Sebastian Conran

The Science of Creativity.Sebastian ConranThe current COVID crisis is challenging all of us to find creative ways to work, study and live. With this in mind, we asked Sebastian Conran, one of the creative forces behind the MiRo robot, what the role

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KUBO Map Maker

KUBO Map Maker

Create your own maps or browse through the large selection of maps and lesson ideas! KUBO Map Maker is an inspirational new tool that allows you to bring KUBO into just about any topic. You can create your own maps or browse through the large s

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​WHY TEACH COMPUTING?

​WHY TEACH COMPUTING?

With developing technology comes the need for more skilled computer scientists. Inspiring the younger generations in computer science is a must to ensure we have the skilled programmers of the future.Using technology is a skill and an expected one in

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​Robot News! Library earmarked for global study

​Robot News! Library earmarked for global study

Cunnamulla Library earmarked for global study!Originally published in Paroo Review, Autumn 2020The Cunnamulla Library’s robotics program has caught the eye of German Social Scientist Simon Schmiederer.Simon is currently completing a Master’s deg

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Deafness During a Crisis

Deafness During a Crisis

Benefits and Features of the UBI DUO 2During this global Covid-19 crisis, there is an urgent need for a reliable way to communicate face to face with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or late-deafened. Now more than ever, interpreters are less li

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MiRo Robot | Fall Assistance Project

MiRo Robot | Fall Assistance Project

MiRo assists when someone has a fall!    A Heriot-Watt University research team* has programmed MiRo to recognise when a person has fallen over and then how to assess and respond to the situation. The applications of this program are poten

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The Importance of STEM and Robotics Education

The Importance of STEM and Robotics Education

The coming decade will be defined by the largest workforce transition in the history of mankind. Millions of jobs will be lost to technology, while millions of new jobs will be created. Perhaps more importantly, the vast majority of remaining jobs

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How to start your own Beyond Words Book Club

How to start your own Beyond Words Book Club

Set up a book club in your local community!  You can meet at a library or community centre to read through the pictures of these diverse and inclusive books for people with disabilities. There are over 50 titles to choose from, addressing

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Inspire Girls to Learn How to Program a Robot!

Inspire Girls to Learn How to Program a Robot!

With the EZ Robot Lost in Space & Makerspace Pack Solo astronaut adventurer Jane the JD Robot lands on an abandoned world after her space shuttle crashes upon entry. She now must build a communication device with the only things she manages

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MiRo Robot Adoption Pack

MiRo Robot Adoption Pack

HELP… Rescue MiRo from the pound!  MiRo is eager to find a new home! He just wants is to curl up on the couch in the evenings with a delicious bone before falling asleep in his very own kennel. All MiRo needs is someone to throw his favourite

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Stop the Press - EZ Robots Land on the Moon!

Stop the Press - EZ Robots Land on the Moon!

Transform your school’s STEM program into the ultimate space hub adventure with this EZ Robot Lunar Explorer Pack!  “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”EZ Robot Lunar Explorer PackAs part of the anniversary celebrating

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Meet 5 Eyegaze Edge Users

Meet 5 Eyegaze Edge Users

'My arms and hands were deteriorating quite rapidly, meaning I couldn’t work anymore. The Eyegaze saved my software engineering job.' Jim Joe MartinOriginally published by EyeGaze Edge From walking and driving to things we take for granted, like

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How do you read a wordless therapy book?

How do you read a wordless therapy book?

Professor Sheila Hollins founded Books Beyond Words to assist her son... Professor Sheila Hollins founded Books Beyond Words to assist her son, who has a learning disability. The word-free books enable people with learning difficulties to exp

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Skoog Gives the Gift of Music!

Skoog Gives the Gift of Music!

Everyone Deserves to be Heard Originally published by SkoogSkoog gives the gift of music!Samantha E is a singer songwriter from Edinburgh. By that description, she sounds like so many other millennials. But Samantha’s story is different. Samantha le

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TAPit... maximises flexibility and minimizes barriers

TAPit... maximises flexibility and minimizes barriers

TAPit maximises flexibility and minimizes barriers by adapting to a person's individual needsAnyone can operate the TAPit screen using a finger, assistive device, or reach stick. The large icons also help people select the correct target to make thei

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Science Alive! is coming to Geelong!

Science Alive! is coming to Geelong!

Science Alive! is a celebration of all things science and is making its way to Geelong for the first time on the 25th-26th of May! The Brainary will be attending with our robot friends and we can’t wait to share them with everyone on the day. W

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Wordless Therapy Book Review for 'Mugged'

Wordless Therapy Book Review for 'Mugged'

Vivian from Books Beyond Words reviews, 'Mugged'.Originally published by Books Beyond Words November 12, 2018Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks Thinking in pictures People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are oft

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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!Today we celebrate the lives and achievements of women while asking how we can continue to empower women and girls. International Women's Day should also be a day of reflection; we know that STEM is a tool for positive

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Robots take over the catwalk in Wagga Wagga!

Robots take over the catwalk in Wagga Wagga!

RoboDay at Wagga Wagga City Library!As part of the 2018 Riverina Science Festival, August 11-19, the Wagga Wagga City Library hosted RoboDay - an innovative event that exposes children and their families to all sorts of robotics and technology. It wa

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Celebrating Friendship between Humans and Robots!

Celebrating Friendship between Humans and Robots!

The Human Robot Friendship Ball 2018Last week The Brainary joined in on Sydney’s Vivid Ideas festivities at the innovative Human Robot Friendship Ball. At The Connection Rhodes Learning Space, man and machine mingled together allowing participants to

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Teaching STEM and 3D Solutions with EZ- Robot

Teaching STEM and 3D Solutions with EZ- Robot

Learn about robots, and have fun doing it!Introducing our new STEM EZ-Robot and 3D Printer PacksIn the classroom or at home, the EZ-Robot is ideal for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Used by STEM educ

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