Genius Hour in Your Classroom

| By Jason Hosking | What if you could learn about anything you wanted to? What are you interested in? What are you passionate about? What do you want to tell the world? How are you going to change the world? There are only three guidelines: Research something. Create something. Share it. Welcome to Genius […]

Students Who Create Or Consume – Where Do You Think The Balance Should Lie?

Create or consume? The answer is not black and white. It is not one thing or the other. Every human has the innate desire to create and add value to the world. Something new, something unique – we all aspire to that. On the other hand, every human must also consume and there is nothing […]

Starting An Education Revolution: The Role of Innovation

    By Tom March Innovation is an interesting concept, perhaps a little like other big ideas such as ‘excellence’ and ‘beauty’ where each person enjoys a slightly different flavour, but all know it when they see it. If people had to define it in the abstract, they would never reach a suitable agreement. People […]

The Flipped Classroom – A Paradigm Shift

  By Matt Burns A change is here. It is not coming. It is here. It has arrived. And like the wind, teachers can feel it on their skin, and in some classrooms. The way teachers have taught for the last 100 years is undergoing a significant transformation. This article is about a paradigm shift. […]

Award-winning Epson Interactive Projectors now with SMART Notebook in Australia and New Zealand

EB-575Wi, EB-575Wie, EB-585Wi, EB-595Wi and EB-595Wie models In a move that now makes it easier than ever for educators to obtain the world’s leading collaborative learning software along with market leading collaborative displays Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, and SMART Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, have announced that SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now automatically be bundled with Epson’s   award-winning interactive projectors […]

Social Media: How To Sort The Candy From The Kale

By Eliza Kennedy. Taj Pabari is a 16-year-old, Brisbane-based CEO. The impressive teen entrepreneur is the founder of FiftySix, a company producing educational and interactive products for children to immerse themselves in innovative technology. He is also the winner of The Australian Young Innovator of the Year for 2014; a Young Social Pioneer for The […]

National FutureSchools Expo 2016 Wrap Up

Educators, speakers and edtech innovators from all over Australia, New Zealand and the far reaches of the World came together at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney this month, breaking last year’s attendance record for a powerful series of conferences and hands-on masterclasses. The National FutureSchools Expo this year brought even more value to educators and their professional development budget by […]

Zeina Chalich And Paul Hamilton Confirmed To Keynote At The K–12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference

2–3 September 2016 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre  The K–12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference explores best digital classroom practice to achieve superior teaching and learning outcomes. This exciting new event is part of the new National Education Summit. Attend the conference to see the amazing ways digital technology can be used in your classroom to […]

The Need And Opportunity To Rethink Schooling – Just One Of Many Critical Issues For Schools

Leading a school in an age of disruption driven by technology is not easy. There are so many critical issues that schools are facing that need to be tackled. This article is confined to one issue only – the need and opportunity to rethink schooling. The Need Sounds desperate. But educators are not desperate! Some […]

Digital Leadership and Scaling Innovation

By the IWBNet Team The Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum is a comprehensive and exciting challenge for school leaders. The Curriculum has been introduced as a means of preparing our students for a world that is increasingly digitised and automated. Digital technologies provide students with opportunities to: Use design thinking Be innovative developers of digital solutions […]