The CSIRO has signed a deal with Stile, an education technology startup, to develop digital resources in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The resources will help teachers better engage students in STEM subjects. They include online activities and games, in the context of major events
like the Rosetta comet landing.
Students log into a
portal and teachers can monitor their progress live and provide
real-time feedback. It also enables mind mapping, drawing questions,
lives polls, and analytics on student performance.
Chief scientist of Australia, Dr Alan Finkel, who founded Stile about
three years ago, and CSIRO chief executive, Dr Larry Marshall, decided to connect CSIRO’s science expertise and children’s publishing experience with Stile’s digital education programs last year.
been communicating about science to kids for the past 30 years
publications which explain science in a fun and engaging way,”
Andrew Stammer, said
in a statement.
this new deal the Double Helix material will be incorporated into
sophisticated digital lessons for kids.”
will makes its
will be linked to the Australian Curriculum,
through Stile on a subscription basis later this year.