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 […]

OPEN LETTER TO THE EDUCATION MINISTERS AROUND AUSTRALIA

 Brett Salakas October 22, 2015 Blog 26   This is an ‘open letter’ written on behalf of the teachers involved in the #aussieED PLN. It is a request to understand your vision for the future of education in Australia. So often education is politicised. This letter is an attempt to steer away from the murky […]

SMART Technologies Reinvents Collaboration Landscape in ANZ with Shipment and Availability of SMART kapp® and kapp iQ™

SMART Technologies Inc. an innovator and leading global provider of collaboration solutions, has announced the availability of its SMART kapp® product family in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Poised to deliver real transformation in the collaboration space, the company’s investment into the region is fuelled by soaring demands for remote working and distance learning here, and a rapidly growing […]

Schoology : Learn. Together. LMS Seminars.

Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with CompNow as the company’s Australian reseller and integrator in Australia.  Together, Schoology and CompNow are touring the country in September to bring an exciting series of seminars to all interested principals, educators […]

Technology For Teaching And Learning Outside

By Shelley Kinash, Ron Kordyban and Sarah Long. There are many reasons for teaching outside. For example, fresh air and sunshine have proven health benefits. Outdoor learning spaces tend to be natural and can be aesthetically pleasing in that there are numerous shades and varieties of colours and textures. Outdoor spaces and places are usually […]

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 […]

Mapping Out Your Own Video Projects Avoiding The Common Pitfalls And What Tools Are Available For Success

By James Taylor   Founder of the Scout Movement, Robert Baden-Powell, once said “be prepared”, and in the world of shooting video this could not be truer. Planning and preparation are everything when embarking on a production. If you are underprepared or taken by surprise for any reason, it can be very costly in terms […]

Using Technology To Make A Splash In The Classroom

By Annabel Astbury. Asking Australia’s first Astronaut what it was like living in space, helping an advocate defend a case in Ancient Rome, creating an online census and discovering some national treasures from Austraila’s leading galleries and museums – these are just some of the exciting activities that Australian kids have enjoyed through their experiences […]

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 […]

Digital Technology And Student Learning: The Impact Of The Ecology

By Mal Lee. There is no significant linear connection between the use of digital technologies and enhanced student attainment. It is time to appreciate the traditional, simplistic way of looking at the impact of digital technology on student learning has to fundamentally change and for all associated with schools to understand that the impact of […]