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 […]

ETS Digital Edition: Issue #69

Teaching Students How To Determine What Is Accurate Or Useful Information In The Online World – Part 1

By Matthew Vines. One of the foremost concerns that educators face in a digital age is the near ubiquitous access that students have to information. This undeniably has a huge positive impact on their education and, on the whole, provides them with fantastic opportunities to discover and drive their own learning, but it also has […]

Getting Girls Into Coding

Sarah Boyd. Women are missing from the technology landscape in Australia. According to a 2013 Australian workforce study, they occupy less than 20 percent of positions in the majority of ICT occupations (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, 2013). It is no different in the US where Google and LinkedIn both have only 17 percent of […]

The Maker Movement – Retinkering Education

By Zeina Chalich. In a new book, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, internationally respected educators Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager capture the excitement of the Maker Movement and share the educational case for bringing making, tinkering and engineering to every classroom. According to Martinez and Stager, the Maker Movement, a […]

Creating The Perfect School Video Production Lab

By John Bigelow. Video production is growing in popularity amongst schools. This can be attributed to a number of factors. Firstly, more and more schools are beginning to realise the power video has with regard to being able to bring students to together from a wide variety of academic interests, such as English, Music, Art, […]

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 […]

Revealing the future of smart classrooms at the Integrate Expo.

“It’s a place to experience and dream up your future classroom” are the words from Philip Coulthart, a Music Teacher and visitor of the Integrate Exhibition. This year, the event experience comprises more than just the largest display of AV technologies is Australia. The addition of four education streams and launch of Future Trend Talks […]

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 […]

Why You Need A Personal Learning Network

By Dr Carol Skyring. If I were to ask you to draw a diagram illustrating where and from whom you learn, it would probably be quite complex. It might include conferences, workshops, books, social media and blogs. It would most certainly include a range of people: colleagues, peers, practitioners and experts. It would also look […]