Digital Technologies: it’s all in the planning

Digital Technologies: it’s all in the planning

Many schools across Australia have begun implementing the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, or their state’s or territory’s equivalent. Although implementation may have its challenges, it brings with it a way for schools to transform their learning experiences. To assist you with the challenges of learning about a new curriculum, the Digital Technologies Hub has just…

Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship 2018

Image Credit: Clare Hawley

Have you heard about the Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship for 2018? Below is an outline of the mentorship program, information on the application process, and a link to the Bell Shakespeare resources available in Scootle. Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship 2018 Supported by the Australian Government and Teachers Mutual Bank, the Regional Teacher Mentorship…

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…

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