ISTE Conference 2017

ISTE_Opening Keynote

In December 2016, Cymantha Cantrill won $1,000 toward professional learning in a competition run by Scootle. The Deputy Principal from Canberra elected to attend the ISTE Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognised globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world, with over 18,000 attendees seeking to …

Opportunities to integrate coding across the curriculum

Opportunities to integrate coding across the curriculum

Coding has become a buzz word we hear quite often, particularly in discussions around how to implement the Digital Technologies curriculum. While there are many other aspects to this curriculum, coding or programming provides opportunities for students to develop broader skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, persistence, and logic. It is no surprise then to …

The Global Search for Education: would small data mean big change?

Would Small Data Mean Big Change?

“We must be mindful of potential drawbacks of big data, especially those related to data privacy and research ethics. When big data is used to determine children’s educational pathways and thereby their future, or influence teachers’ careers in education, we have crossed the line of appropriate use of big data in education.” — Pasi Sahlberg …

Scootle Filters

Scootle Filters

This article was originally published in the Term 1, 2016 edition of the SCIS Connections journal. Due to recent updates to the functionality of the Scootle website, parts of this article have been adapted to reflect these changes. Scootle users often tell us, ‘I know there are great resources in Scootle, but when I search …