Professional Growth and Leadership

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This cyber safety website is designed to support the development of cybersafe actions and attitudes.  Ivanhoe Grammar School believe that rather than ignore or ban the technology, there is a clear educational imperative to teach students the skills, knowledge and strategies to use the net in a safe, smart and responsible way. Not only is this … Continue reading

Use of Blogs

Blogs are a great way for teachers to contribute to their profession.  Blogs can be used to communicate effective use of digital resources as well as the teaching and learning resources used in the classroom.  Successes as well as challenges can be communicated.  This contribution is made on a local and global scale.  Teachers can … Continue reading

What should be taught in our schools?

Below is a recording which provides a fascinating insight into the UK education system and although it is centred on the UK education system the issues discussed and opinions shared are global. “On March 3rd 2011, an informal evening of discussion and debate took place featuring Katharine Birbalsingh (teacher and author), Toby Young (journalist and author), Dr Ralph Townsend(Headmaster Winchester College), Dawn Hallybone (senior … Continue reading

Learning Without Frontiers

Learning Without Frontiers “is a global platform for disruptive thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiencies and improvements in learning whilst providing equality of access.”  Their site provides listed recordings of speakers at their conferences, access to … Continue reading

Technology Entertainment and Design (TED)

Here is a link to a site which will challenge your thinking by those who have been labeled inspiring, courageous, persuasive, ingenious, fascinating, beautiful, funny and informative.  Technology Entertainment and Design (TED)  TED is nonprofit and “devoted to ideas worth spreading”.  There are over 900 talks delivered by inspirational speakers. Choose a talk and come … Continue reading

A challenge to teachers

The main premise of this video is that technology enables teachers to remain relevant in the classroom. After watching the clip and from your own practice as a teacher or experience as a student would you agree? Let us know your thoughts – post a comment.

Digital Literacies Across the Curriculum

A handbook compiled by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) called Digital Literacies Across the Curriculum has been released in 2010. The Handbook covers the meaning of Digital Literacy as well as providing a snapshot of how technologies are changing the educator’s view of the traditional classroom. Click on the image below to … Continue reading

What is technology and a view of our current educational system

The following prezi outlines a number of issues that, perhaps, should be considered when considering your own personal vision for technology infusion.  Click the play button to progress through the presentation. What did you think about Sir Ken Robinson’s views on education? Follow this link to his talk as it appears in YouTube. What is … Continue reading

Participate in local and global learning communities

The following links, strategies and tools are provided to inspire you to consider your involvement in both your local and global learning communities.  These communities have been selected for you to consider how technology can help to improve student learning. Your level of engagement will likely commence with the exploration and discussion of the attributes of such … Continue reading

The Horizon Report

“The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the [New Media Consortium] NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression …” This report [click on image to download] is a great example of how we can reflect … Continue reading

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