Professional learning for teachers

Digital etiquette

Continuing my focus on digital citizenship with an emphasis on digital etiquette. Digital etiquette sets standards for online conduct and how one should behaviour in a digital environment. In particular, it is important to establish rules for proper use of… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

Digital Rights & Responsibilities

With increased use of technology and high usage of the internet by young people, it is imperative that schools take some responsibility in making sure students of all ages know what are their rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen,… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

Some digital citizenship challenges for schools

Accessibility The issue of digital accessibility arises when considering learning beyond the formal school day. Survey data has shown that nine in 10 young people (5 to 14 years) have internet access in their home. Those without a home connection… Read More

K-12 Horizon Report 2015

The NMC Horizon Report K-12 2015 edition is definitely a must-read for teachers. By being aware of what is literally on the education horizon, you can reflect on where you are in relation to the forecast for edtech developments, short-term… Read More

Learning and literacy for the future

June Wall and Karen Bonanno provide an introduction to the research base behind the need for students and teachers to develop new learning skills, formerly known as 21st century learning skills. An outcome of this research has been the recognition… 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

7 Skills our Students will Need for the Future

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future: Critical thinking and… Read More

Project Based Learning

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

Inquiry learning and the Australian Curriculum

This presentation by Dr Mandy Lupton examines how inquiry learning is portrayed in the Australian Curriculum. It explores how inquiry is represented, developed and sequenced from Foundation to Year 10 in several subject areas. It compares inquiry models from a… Read More