News and Updates

May, 2021

Tell us what you think of the Australian Curriculum

Grok Academy is running a series of consultation sessions over May / June to gather feedback on the new Australian Curriculum, Digital Technologies subject and Digital Literacy capability. 

To attend a session register via our booking page.

April, 2021

Web.Comp has started

Web.Comp is a web design competition for school students. We’ll teach you how to build a website as we go along, rather than expecting you to be an expert already.

Web.Comp teaches you HTML and CSS, the powerful building blocks needed to build a website from scratch. 

April, 2021

Grok Cyber Comp is coming

This free competition for Australian school students in Years 5 to 12 launches on 31 May. In an interactive online actiity, students explore:
  • why it is important to protect their personal information
  • how to create stronger passwords
  • how to evaluate emails and text messages to reduce the risk of falling victim to scams
  • what to do if they receive a scam email or message

March, 2021

Leading the way in Digital Technologies

There are challenges implementing digital technologies at a school. One of the big ones we hear about is deciding what to teach, when, taking account of what other year groups are learning and also the huge differences in experience with digital technologies of students coming into a classroom. We've developed a resource which we hope you'll find useful: it's a recommended sequence from years 3 to 12, including options for catch up and extension. It's available here

This is discussed with other tips for success in a recent blog post published on Education HQ: https://educationhq.com/news/leading-the-way-in-digital-technologies-90924/
 

8 February, 2021

Competitions

The NCSS Challenges starts on Monday 15 Feb! The challenge is 5 weeks long and runs twice a year. The Term 1 cycle offers Newbies, Beginner and Intermediate skill level courses. Advanced is only offered in Term 3 (July). For more information on streams, including which programming style they teach and curriculum alignment details, click here.

The Term 1 NCSS Challenge ( and all of the Grok Learning competitions ) is open to all students at schools with full Grok Access.. 

They are competitions in name but educational courses in nature, with expert tutors available online to help guide students to solutions and encourage them to keep going. The challenge aims to introduce students to coding in an open, informative environment where students are encouraged to ask for help. 

27 January, 2021

Request a quote and get a free 3 week trial


Verified teachers can use our Get a Quote system in your teacher dashboard to request a quote tailored to your school's unique needs. As a bonus for using our new quote system, you will receive a 21 day free trial.

If you're not yet a verified teacher, we recommend that you start by registering for a teacher account with Grok. Once you create your free account you can request verification, which will provide you with free access to all of the courses and competitions on the Grok platform, together with access to solutions, teacher notes and our dashboard to assign courses to students and monitor their progress. Verification involves one of our team contacting your school to confirm your employment.

At the end of the trial, if you wish to continue using Grok, just confirm the quote and your students' access will stay active. If you do not confirm the quote, access will end after the three week trial and you will not be charged.

 

9th November, 2020


Introducing Grok Academy - Live with James Curran
Time: 8:30pm Sydney Time
Venue: Facebook Live Video

Our CEO, A/Prof James Curran will be hosting a live online video tonight at 8:30pm Sydney time to talk about all things Grok Academy. Join us to learn about the journey to where we are today. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, so come prepared with any burning questions you want answered!

9th November, 2020


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