10 partners with Queensland Dept. of Education for a program on digital literacy skills.

Good to see 10 has partnered with the Queensland Department of Education for an educational program [email protected].

This follows from 7Queensland also using broadcast for local education purposes.

[email protected] is an educational program (disguised as fun) that will teach children the science of computer programming over a five week period.

Hosted by Toasted TV‘s Lia Walsh, Scope scientist, Isla Nakano, and Totally Wild‘s Stacey Thomson (aka Ranger Stacey), [email protected] will focus on the skills of coding. Wednesday shows will be aimed at primary school students, and Friday shows for secondary students.

ViacomCBS chief content officer and EVP, Australia and New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are really pleased to be working with the Queensland Department of Education to deliver [email protected], ensuring that Queensland students can continue their coding learning during this time.

“Digital literacy skills will play a role in whatever they do and [email protected] provides a fantastic resource for students to maintain their studies.”

Queensland Education Minister, Grace Grace said learning about coding teaches students vital skills they can use throughout their life.

“That’s why this program will be aimed at children from grade three to grade ten,” she said.

“It also aligns perfectly with our existing programs in schools like the Premier’s Coding Challenge which aims to encourage an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Queensland students.

“It is fantastic to team up with Network 10 to develop this program, which will be a tool for teachers to use not only during this global pandemic but also in the classroom well into the future.”

As children embark on their home learning journey, parents all over the country are gaining a new appreciation for their kids’ teachers. Take a break from playing classrooms and outsource some learning to 10 Peach.

Over five weeks, using the Premier’s Coding Challenge as a basis, the show will offer lessons featuring tips, skills and information for students to complete their own coding project.

The project will see children code an interactive and innovative digital solution to raise awareness of cyber security. Students will develop an app, games, website or robotic prototype and must submit a short video showcase to present their project.

[email protected] will also be available via the Queensland Department of Education online platforms.

Every Wednesday & Friday at 11.30am on 10 Peach and streaming on 10 Play.

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  1. Well done 10 and 7Queensland for this initiative, but this gives me an idea. Anyone remembers Horizon on Optus Vision back in the days Optus was a Pay TV provider? In case you forgot, Horizon was an educational channel. While these educational programs would be for the duration of COVID-19, I suggest that an educational channel is launched on free-to-air here, similar to EBS in South Korea and NHK Education in Japan, probably channel 4x (insert channel number in place of x).

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