Generation TECH: Summer LIVE Broadcast Project with UK Tech Entrepreneurs.
Digital technology like AI, robotics and machine learning is transforming every aspect of our lives; how we work, travel, shop, access services, meet people, communicate and are entertained. There are now more digital devices on planet earth than humans! As our future becomes more digitally dependent so will the future careers of young people.
“It is estimated the digital skills gap costs the UK economy £2billion.”
Young people are expert consumers of technology and digital media, spending endless hours on social media, YouTube and gaming. How can we inspire a generation of screenagers to develop their digital creativity and entrepreneur skills to turn their everyday passions into a future career?
“If you can see it – you can be it.”
London Grid for Learning and Steam School are collaborating on a series of live broadcasts with leading tech entrepreneurs, giving LGfL members a unique behind the scenes insight into exciting industries like video gaming and why young people should develop their digital making and entrepreneurial skills whilst at school, preparing them for a very digital future.
What is Steam School?
What is Steam School?
Steam School connects schools with science and tech innovators via our weekly live broadcasts and accompanying mini challenges. By showcasing the stories of young innovators, discussing tech trends and scientific breakthroughs, Steam School inspires students to develop a new awareness about how rapid technological change is transforming the world in which we live. Our mission is to connect 100,000s students across the globe with STEAM innovators and to inspire them to create positive global change with science and technology.
Inspire a new generation.
11th June @ 2pm
Starship Group is an entertainment and technology company, creating software and concepts for markets that don’t yet exist including – vTime.
vTime is the first VR sociable network that allows anyone, anywhere to socialise with family and friends in virtual reality. vTime allows you to meet, chat and interact with friends, old and new, near and far, in breathtaking virtual locations.
Draw and Code
18th June @ 2pm
Draw & Code are a design company specialising in emerging technologies, including augmented reality and virtual reality. Their clients include; John Lewis, Warner Brothers and Hyundai. The team are also working on a range of collectible and customisable toys – Swapbots – brought to life by a smartphone or tablet using augmented reality.
25th June @ 2pm
Milky Tea is a UK based Game Development and Animation Production Studio. Established in Liverpool in 2005, the studio designs, develops and publishes its video games and creating digital content for some of the globe’s biggest brands including NFL, Sony, Kraft, Bose and Toyota.
The team is currently working on their latest game HyperBrawl Tournament, currently in pre-Beta and scheduled to be released on Steam and Nintendo Switch in 2019.
3rd July @ 2pm
Our final broadcast will showcase some of the best challenge submissions and announce the winning school!
How does it work?
How does it work?
Schools are welcome to watch the broadcast LIVE or on replay.
Schools are invited to submit questions for the broadcasts either by email or video.
Participating schools are also eligible to enter our Generation Tech challenge and win £250 for your school’s STEM budget.
Who is the broadcast for?
The broadcast is aimed at upper KS2 and KS3 students.
What will the students learn about?
• Students will get to meet some exciting entrepreneurs in Liverpool via our broadcasts.
• Students will learn about some of the careers involved in creating video games, tech toys and virtual reality solutions.
• Students will learn about how these tech companies create their products and the secrets to their success.