Professional learning for teachers

Innovative learning activities to engage students

In the 2014 K-12 Horizon Report, creating authentic learning opportunities was identified as a solvable challenge; those that we understand and know how to solve. Authentic learning allows students to focus on real-world, complex problems and solution. In this 40… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

Factors to keep in mind for your next classroom design

In this webinar snippet Karen Bonanno shares background research, design elements and examples of how classrooms and libraries have been designed to improve student learning outcomes and behaviour. The key environmental factors which affect student learning are identified as furniture,… Read More

EduTECH 2014 day two & masterclass reflections

It was an interesting and exciting experience being the chairperson for the K-12 Library Managers Congress. Day two got off to a cracking start with Joyce Valenza’s keynote on The Flipping Librarian. The pace was frantic as Joyce worked her… Read More

EduTECH 2014 – day one reflections

At EduTECH 2014 I had the opportunity to present the opening address, on behalf of the Australian School Library Association, at the K-12 Library Manager Congress. Here are some of my reflections from the first day. Our past is just… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

A Space for Creation

A Makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities. As new hardware and software tools for making, digital design, and fabrication are emerging, we’re working together — with teachers and community leaders — to place those tools into the hands… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

Problem Based Learning in a Public High School

Sammamish High School is in the midst of a five-year process to change from traditional teaching to an entirely problem-based curriculum. Check out this video to see what the teachers are doing to transform the school and engage students in… Read More

Project Based Learning

This short video clearly explains Project Based Learning. Then visit the Buck Institute for Education.

Why use technology in the classroom?

If you are often faced with naysayers who query how important it is to embed technology into the classroom, then this video might be for you. It covers 10 reasons for why you use technology in the classroom. Make learning… Read More

Future learning?

Students are the future, but what’s the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor… Read More

Is your school ready for BYOT?

Last week I had Mal Lee as my guest for a webinar entitled, Readying your school for BYOT.  Mal shared his findings on the 6 evolutionary stages that a school would go through.  The stages are Paper Based > Early… Read More