Flying Start Kids is a team of passionate technology educators who love igniting a passion for tech in kids and teachers of all ages. Our goal is to inspire all our learners to feel able to create confidently with technology, whether that’s though coding, game design or hardware programming.
Founder and Lead Educator: Jessica Bee
I spent many years working as a Technology Specialist at a number of schools in Sydney, Australia. A brilliant job which I thoroughly enjoyed until I took leave to have my own two smaller technology enthusiasts, my youngest – Mr 7 and his older brother Mr 10. Now I’m loving running my own EdTech Business dedicated to up skilling teachers and students in the latest advances in digital design and technology.
In a world where people regularly seem to collapse in existential panic about the effect technology is having on our children, I like to be one of the optimists. I get excited about technology, at how easily it facilitates our consumption of knowledge, at how it makes learning so much fun, at how it can be integrated into our physical, social world in ways that enhance community and collaboration. How it fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in our kids when we deliver the highest quality technological food for growing brains.
I am also addicted to finding awesome kids books and apps to excite minds and broaden horizons, so I’ll be sharing discoveries for all ages over on the blog. I love to explore research for parents and educators, so the blog is where I share related food for thought as well as a whole bunch of other possibly random stuff which bounces around my brain.
The topic of Education really gets me fired up, particularly how our current education system matches our the needs of our 21st Century Learners. Our Digital Natives if you will. (Buzz words make me slightly nauseous so I generally try to avoid as much as possible). It’s a huge transition for our education system to make, there are a lot of inspirational people out there with great ideas. I love to read and discuss such topics and will be sharing related thoughts.
A Flying Start means caring not only about how our kids understand and navigate their digital landscape, but also how they switch off and manage screen time. There are heaps of guidelines and resources around that are coming to this site soon, so stay tuned!