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. […]

LiteracyPlanet ‘Raise a Reader’ Campaign to Focus on Importance of Literacy Throughout February

Online-based literacy education resource LiteracyPlanet has partnered with News Corp Australia this February to run a national editorial campaign called ‘Raise a Reader’, to focus on reading and improving children’s literacy skills. LiteracyPlanet CEO Adam McArthur said: “Reading is a critical skill in itself and a foundation for other important literacy skills like vocabulary, comprehension and grammar. “LiteracyPlanet […]

Ultimate Typing™ EDU: A Complete Keyboarding Solution For Today’s Classrooms

Today’s schools need to integrate technology into the classroom while at the same time making sure that students have the skills to use that technology efficiently. Whether it’s for homework or research, general literacy learning or specific IT-focused classes like computer programming, every student needs to know how to type accurately and quickly to keep […]

Not All Devices Are Created Equal

By Mike Reading. There are so many things to consider when implementing a BYOD plan. For example, where would devices rank in importance in the following list? Curriculum design. Training for staff and students (most schools forget that students also need training). Communicating with staff, students and parents. Should you filter web content or trust […]

The Role Of IWBs In 2015

By Mal Lee. A decade on from the initial surge in the whole school use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs), six years after the writing with Chris Betcher of The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution (Betcher and Lee, 2009), and four years after the initial release of the iPad, it is an opportune time to ask what role […]

Mapping The Future Of Education Technology – Part 1

By Scott Patterson. Imagine a future in which intelligent classrooms will be able to learn how students think, and then deliver individually tailored lesson plans based on a specific student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Imagine teaching in a world where, through the use of augmented reality, students will not just study dinosaurs, but will be […]

Mapping The Future Of Education Technology – Part 2

By Scott Patterson. In a time of rapid technological development and some of the most exciting innovations that history has ever produced, amazing new possibilities are finding their way into our schools. In particular, the education sector is experiencing the most significant shift that will see positive change in everything it will do in the […]

Mapping The Future Of Education Technology – Part 3

By Scott Patterson. In a time of rapid technological development and some of the most exciting innovations that history has ever produced, amazing new possibilities are finding their way into our schools. This article is the third installment in our in-depth look at mapping the future of technology in our schools. The BYOD Hiccup In […]