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Skype in the Classroom

One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard requires teachers to develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration skills.  Many of us already use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, now Skype … Continue reading

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

Blackboard – A learning Management system

McGraw-Hill have their version of a learning management system which can be found at the following link. The blackboard website gives this brief introduction to its resource: Building a Better Education Experience Blackboard works with our clients to develop and implement technology that improves every aspect of education. We enable clients to engage more students in … Continue reading

Mobile Computing – The horizon report

The Horizon report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry in college and university campuses within the next five years.  Mobile Computing is providing on-the-go learning for … 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

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.


Cybersmart is part of the Australian Government’s cybersafety program and provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.  Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff. Free to download is the Australian Government’s cybersafety help button, which provides internet users, particularly children and young … Continue reading

Digital Compass Activity and Digital Driver’s License

The resource containing these two activities is from the Digital Citizenship in Schools handbook (Ribble, M. & Bailey, G. 2007).   The Digital Compass activity provides students with ten different scenarios and a digital compass to choose the direction they think the technology user should take. The Digital Driver’s License activity is in two parts; an Elementary License … Continue reading

Digital Citizenship

  According to Mike Ribble, “Digital Citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use.” Digital Citizenship is a way to teach students the responsibilities related to the use of digital tools and resources and what it means to be a good digital citizen. Ribble identifies the Nine Elements … Continue reading

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