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 […]

3D Printing: Impacting The Minds Of The Future

By Nigel Brockbank. Schools everywhere are changing. We can see technological advances impacting schools and the way children learn everywhere. More recently, 3D printing has been making its mark on the minds of the future. It has certainly caused a stir in the media of late, but what are the benefits to the ways in […]

Surveying Students Online To Improve Learning and Teaching

By Vishen Naidu, Shelly Kinash and Melanie Fleming. One of the most sensible ways of improving learning and teaching is to ask the students for feedback. At the end of each teaching period (i.e. semester or term) all universities and many schools survey their students. Usually these surveys are managed online. Questions ask for student […]

From Documents to Data: The Future of Content Management in Schools

By Scott Patterson. If you are ultimately responsible for the storage of documents in your school, it can be very frustrating when an important one goes missing.  If you have ever been in the unfortunate situation where the one document you need to access seems to be hiding or missing, it will already be too […]

How Secure Is The Cloud?

By Michael McKinnon. Cloud computing has quickly become all encompassing, offering what is often a lower-cost and easier-to-use solution to many common IT problems. But the ever-expansive definition of the ‘Cloud’ is also leaving a gap of understanding when it comes to the best practices for improvement in the areas of security and privacy. Security […]

How to use Twitter in the classroom without compromising your professional relationship with your students

By Mike Reading. There has been no shortage of debate around the water cooler in schools across the country about the role of social media in the classroom. Teachers are wondering if social media is just another fad, or is it a tool that will enable teachers to better connect and communicate with their students? […]


By Lynne Schrum, PhD, Barbara B. Levin, PhD During a recent school visit, we observed 7th grade science students studying biomes. Each student had selected a biome for further study; they began by reading up about their topic, of course. Then they had to investigate three locations that exemplified their biome around the globe using […]

5 mins with… An ICT Leader

With Corrie Barclay. elearning Co-ordinator, Manor Lakes P-12 in Wyndham Vale. Tell us a little about your current role. My role primarily involves assisting staff in the implementation of sound ICT practices and pedagogy across Prep to Year 9 in what will soon become Victoria’s largest single-campus college. In conjunction with working closely alongside staff […]