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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Achievable Strategies To Tackle Dyslexia

By Michael Guy Clark. In a typical Australian classroom of 20-30 children, there are on average two to three who suffer from dyslexia and probably do not even know it (Australian Dyslexia Association Inc.). They silently struggle – feeling stupid, embarrassed, and wondering why school seems so difficult. There are so many ways that teachers […]