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. […]

Finding Synergy Between Technology-Rich Tools And Authentic Collaboration To Enable Powerful Professional Learning

By Bradley Adams and Dr Sophie Winlaw. Global research indicates that the best professional learning for teachers is school-based, collaborative, relational, authentic and embedded into practice. In recent years, technology has transformed professional learning, offering a vast number of tools to interrogate and improve practice; however, sometimes these are at the expense of the crucial […]

The Digital Tattoo: Think Before You Ink

By Rob McTaggart. We all have a digital tattoo, and if we do not choose how to ink it, somebody else will. Rob McTaggart discusses how we might move the fear-based cybersafety agenda forward towards a conversation about digital empowerment and supporting our students’ growth in an online world.   A hundred smelly students are […]

The Three Fundamentals Of A BYOD Plan

By Mike Reading. When I speak to schools about their BYOD plans, often their response reminds me of the following story. A man was galloping on his horse down the main street of town. One of his friends yells out to him, “Bill, where are you going?” Bill looks over his shoulder and yells back […]

Take the Pain out of Curriculum Planning and Improve Student Outcomes

A guaranteed and viable curriculum is one of the most powerful predictors of student achievement, according to well-respected education researcher Robert Marzano (What works in schools: Translating research into action, 2003). Many governing bodies agree that effective planning and documentation play a significant part in providing a guaranteed and viable curriculum, and if you would […]

CCTV In Schools

By Brett McCall. In an increasingly uncertain world, there is one thing over the past decade that has shown no signs of wavering within the education sector – proliferation of CCTV systems! Schools are under increasing pressure every day on a wide variety of issues, including teacher standards, facilities, amenities and infrastructure, class sizes, theft, […]

Rethinking The Education Business Model

By Jamie Dorrington. Many readers will be familiar with the work of Clayton Christensen and his collaborators regarding disruptive innovations. As a principal responsible for setting the strategic direction of my school, I appreciate their focus on the impact of digital technology on education. Their work has certainly caused me to think about the forces […]