What is the Kookaberry?
The Kookaberry is a digital educational tool that can be used across all subjects in all classrooms across Australia.
It is simple to use, requires no coding experience, and engages both students and educators directly with STEM subjects.
It is designed and made in Australia, and sits between the Raspberry Pi and micro:bit in both functionality and price.
It brings the Internet of Things and real-world data and experiences into project-based learning throughout the curriculum.
The Kookaberry can measure, display, and store continuously changing data both inside and outside the classroom
Measurements stored on the Kookaberry can be transferred to a teacher’s computer as an Excel file for analysis and graphical display.
Living in the digital world
The Kookaberry is a digital system like the digital systems that send a signal to the driver if their car is too close to the car in front; or a burglar alarm.....
When used in combination with its lesson plans, apps, peripherals, and projects, the Kookaberry brings the the Internet of Things and real world of data alive in the classroom.
ACARA Technologies Curriculum
Supporting the curriculum
The Kookaberry supports teachers in delivering national and state science and technologies education outcomes.
NSW Science & Technology Syllabus
Digital systems are now a part of everyday life, and every subject that is taught can benefit from using at least some of the technology that we take for granted outside of the classroom.
The Kookaberry' ability to quickly turn itself into many different tools makes it easy to use in subjects across the curriculum.
STEM progression and mentoring
The Kookaberry learning platform can be seen as a bridge seamlessly connecting primary and secondary STEM teaching and learning.
Students in Stage 5 (years 9 and 10), can give purpose to their practical technology studies by designing Kookaberry apps and projects for students in Stages 2 and 3 (years 3 to 6) and then mentoring them in their use.
Made in Australia to support the Australian Curriculum
The Kookaberry has been designed, developed, and is being made in Australia
How to obtain a Kookaberry
A limited supply of Kookaberries will be available for classroom trials in Term 3, 2020.
If you wish your school to be an early adopter of this exciting new Australian educational tool, click on the button below
Learning plans, including lesson activities and units of work, are at the heart of this website. Content will be mapped against state and national curriculum codes.
Pre-programmed applications (apps) ensure that relevant data, measurements, or specific activities such as servo or pump controls, are available as soon as an app is selected; peripherals are connected; and the app is run.
Plug-and-play peripherals include input devices such as sensors, keyboards, push buttons, potentiometers, and switches; and output devices such as loudspeakers, buzzers, servos, pumps, heaters, and relays.
The Kookaberry is an educational tool intended to shape the culture surrounding the implementation and use of technology across the curriculum.
Professional learning will be provided prior to Kookaberries being used in a classroom.
The Kookaberry is inexpensive and independent of WiFi and the internet
Classrooms in very remote, remote, and outer regional Australia will have access to the same technology and support that inner regional and major cities currently enjoy.
The AustSTEM Foundation
The AustSTEM Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose long term aim is to increase the number of students electing to study higher level STEM subjects from Year 9 onwards.
AustSTEM is funding the development of the Kookaberry digital learning platform.