Category Archives: Digital Technology

MIE Expert Spotlight: Matt Heinrich from Radford College on driving digital innovation.

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Matt Heinrich, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Radford College, Canberra.

matt_heinrich_2Teaching has always been a desirable profession, originating from fond experiences during my own education. In 2011, I began teaching in the primary years, drawn to the opportunity to engage with students across multiple subjects whilst building a strong connection throughout a year. Whilst teaching in the upper primary years, I began finding ways to use technology to empower students in more personalised, collaborative and creative learning.… Visit the author's original post

Touch Develop and the Digital Technologies Curriculum

Guest post by Trent Ray, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador and Expert Educator

Learning to code with Touch Develop is a great way to introduce students to skills in the Digital Technologies Curriculum, including computational thinking and computer programming. Accessing the Touch Develop Web App makes it easy for students to create touch apps and games in minutes and gives them the opportunity to learn these valuable industry skills. It also allows teachers who are designing the learning to share App links, capture thinking and monitor student progress.… Visit the author's original post

Transforming the Learning Process by Making an App with Project Siena

Continuing the theme of trying new tools and apps in the classroom in this new year, Matthew Jorgensen has prepared another set of tips and a new tool to try out in your class; Project Siena. It has been just over a year into my admission into the...(read more)Visit the author's original post

Transforming the Learning Process by Making an App with Project Siena

Continuing the theme of trying new tools and apps in the classroom in this new year, Matthew Jorgensen has prepared another set of tips and a new tool to try out in your class; Project Siena.

It has been just over a year into my admission into the Microsoft extended family, and I am STILL discovering new stuff that can make a difference for me as a teacher, as well as my students, and transform the learning process. It seems that there is an endless supply of apps, sites, tools and gear that can help me do my various jobs around the school and allow my students to learn valuable things or how to do things better.… Visit the author's original post