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 […]

How A Simple Health Check Could Save Schools Thousands

By Mike Dooner. Educational institutions of all sizes continue to face various challenges in today’s economic environment. Issues like cash flow and financing remain top of mind. At the same time, schools everywhere must continue to find ways to operate more efficiently and automation can play a leading role in reducing both administration and other […]

Home Gadgets that Serve as Educational Tools for Your Kids

By Kaitlin Krull. Gadgets are here to stay, especially for the children of our generation. Everything in moderation: we’ve all heard the phrase, we all (hopefully) know what it means. Like you, we at Modernize know that it has never been more applicable to anyone than to children. Too many sweet treats lead to upset […]

How Is Interactive Media Changing The Way Children Learn?

By Marie Cullen. Interactive media is captivating tech-savvy children via apps and video games. Today, 57 percent of children under the age of eight are using educational applications, according to a study from Nielsen’s 2014 Digital Consumer Report. The expansion of interactive media provides a vital opportunity to empower children and to increase their educational […]

Is your education institution excited about the possibilities of 3D printing but not quite sure how to embrace it?

As an educator, you’re already aware that students learn more effectively through practice and hands on experience – 3D printing offers a whole new approach to learning that will enhance students’ interaction with technology and introduce them to a world of experimentation and innovation in the classroom. Why should your education institution consider 3D printing […]

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 […]

WANTED: Who Might Be The Australian Equivalent Of Super-Awesome Sylvia?

By Dr Jane Hunter. Inspiration As I left Brisbane after attending EduTECH 2015, I reflected on a tweet posted by Leanne Cameron from the ICT Educators of New South Wales (ICTENSW) – she called for Australia to find its own Super-Awesome Sylvia out in schools; or, as I am going to call her, Australia’s own […]

Perfecting Blended Learning: Why Video Is The Future Of The Classroom

By Poppy Simpson. The impact and value of video in blended learning represents an ongoing field of research. Recent surveys, empirical studies and industry reports overwhelmingly agree that video in education, when used correctly, can significantly boost student engagement, enjoyment and learning outcomes. Research by Cruse (2014) has identified several benefits to teaching and learning: […]

Using Plickers To Create Multiple Choice Questions In The Classroom

By Matthew Vines. Being able to receive instantaneous feedback on student understanding on a given topic is an essential part of formative assessment in the classroom. Often, teachers find themselves in the position of needing to survey their students’ understandings in a quick and efficient manner. Common practice in most classrooms is for teachers to […]

Happy Birthday eVI

By Ellen Richards.   There are some days where you come to work and feel absolutely great and this is one of those days.  The reason for the great feeling is the opportunity to share with one of our earliest clients an important milestone in our partnership together. Today Melbourne Girls Grammar School (MGGS) and […]