Breakout Presentation


Presented by

Robin McKean
Digital Learning Consultant, Heritage Perth

This Digital and Design Technologies module connects the power of place with project based learning.

Immersive mixed reality activities are strategically embedded to deliver creative and interconnected STEM learning opportunities and radically improve the learner experience.

Creativity merges with science as students power up and study circuits and electricity with the AR Circuits app; virtually design and build in the digital hub that fits their needs (electronics, PCB or Circuit Scribe) and bring their designs to life using the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen, squishy conductive play dough, slug barrier copper tape, button batteries and LEDs.

Maths and engineering then take over as students model and make their own Perth cityscape design using their mode of choice, to once again switch on the city first named by the astronaut John Glen as the City of Lights. Delegates will get the opportunity to doodle and design their own virtual and actual circuits and repair broken circuits with the AR electronics kit in the Immersion Zone.


Intended Audience

Those interested in STEM; General Primary, Junior Primary, Middle / Upper Primary, Middle Secondary (7 – 10)

About the Presenter:

Robin is currently working with both Heritage Perth, helping in development of a digital learning portal and UWA as a sessional tutor in The World of Mobile Learning.

She is a passionate advocate for the invisible and meaningful use of Digital Technologies across all Curriculum Areas.

Her digital delivery of the Western Australian History (HASS) Curriculum has evolved into a thematic and empathetic thread for the STEM learning activities. These and Heritage Perth Digital Learning Design projects and place based transdisciplinary learning activities have enhanced student learning and piqued teacher enthusiasm and interest at teachmeets, state and national conferences across the HASS , History, Geography and Digital Technologies curriculum areas.

Join Robin McKean at the ECAWA 2017 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.