Horizon Report K-12 2013: a must read

The NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 is a must read for educators working in the K-12 sector. Cloud computing and mobile learning are on the ‘near-horizon’ (within the next 12 months). As schools embrace the BYOD/BYOT approach, these two technologies will… Read More

Web tools to use in inquiry learning

I’ve added some more tools to the web tools to support inquiry based learning page, especially in the create/share section so that we can address the different learning styles of our students. There are many web sites that will also… Read More

Teachers using technology: research findings

Pew Internet & American Life Project How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms by Kristen Purcell, Alan Heaps, Judy Buchanan, Linda Friedrich A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that… Read More

Follow the progress of the Horizon K-12 2013 edition

The report will be published in June 2013, and focuses on emerging technology and its applications to K-12 education. 2013 will be its fifth year of publication. The Sandbox is the Advisory Board’s primary work area, where you will find… Read More

School libraries and digital literacy

On the 24th January, the American Library Association’s Digital Literacy Task Force, led by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy in Washington, released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy,” a report highlighting support for digital literacy in the context… Read More

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated in Australia on 5 February 2013. The theme for 2013, online rights and responsibilities reminds us of what it means to be a positive digital citizen. Australian high school students shared what they thought… Read More

Focus on digital literacy

The JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme (UK) promotes the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education. A briefing paper, Developing Digital Literacies, explores some… Read More

Effective use of social media

The Department for Education and Child Development in South Australia have published Social Media Guidelines. These guidelines provide practical advice about how to use and manage social media in an education and development setting. Professor Stephen Heppell shares his thoughts… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

Inquiry sequence and teacher quality

If you missed the webinar on the development of an Australian Curriculum inquiry sequence and the exemplars of teacher quality practice, then you can view the replay. Smart hints & tips 3 is now available at http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/smart-hints-and-tips-3/ You can also… Read More