Category Archives: education

Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 16, 2012.

They call it “Project Hermes” after the Greek god who protects travelers. They believe their technology will help reduce road traffic accidents, and they’re not the only ones: Team Hermes – James McNamara, Aine Conaghan, Matthew Padden and Calum Cawley – won the top prize in software development at the Global Imagine Cup in New York. Team Hermes created a device that plugs into any car made since 2000 to track the driver’s behavior by monitoring things like speed, GPS location, RPM and acceleration, then uploads that information to the cloud.… Visit the author's original post

Billets de : Des livres et moi .. Livrez-vous !

Un gigantesque merci à Aurélie pour ses 2 billets !

- une superbe chronique de L'élève au coeur de sa réussite

et

- une interview toute littéraire :)

Un petit extrait ... pour vous donner envie d'explorer le fabuleux blog d'Aurélie !
Alors attention, l'auteure n'est pas non plus devenu le nouveau Dieu de l'éducation, loin s'en faut et ce n'est d'ailleurs pas du tout son objectif, elle est bien trop humble pour ça ! Non, l'auteure se contente de nous offrir tout un tas de pistes à explorer...
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Microsoft Education Exchange comes to Singapore in 2018

For MIEExperts from all over the world, E2 is three days of recognising and celebrating the achievements of educators who combine content, pedagogy, and technology in exemplary ways to prepare students for success in the 21st Century. This event brings together the most innovative educators and leaders from around the world for the opportunity to collaborate, create, and share their experiences on how to integrate technology and pedagogy to advance learning, achieve student outcomes, and transform education...… Visit the author's original post

Why Australia’s private schools need automation

Australia’s independent schools face more competition than ever before. Enrolment numbers can’t keep up with demand from parents, and expectations of high academic and co-curricular results put the pressure squarely on teachers like never before. Private school boards are doing their best to optimise operations and attract top teachers – but is there more to...… Visit the author's original post

Digital classrooms aren’t a distraction. Here’s why.

Many people assume that devices and technology distract students and negatively affect how teachers run their lessons. That’s not the case when implementation is done purposefully, with learning tools that support existing structures in the classroom. In other words, tech doesn’t replace the teacher, but enhances their capabilities in teaching and administration. One of the...… Visit the author's original post

Forging stronger ties with students: TAFE Queensland South West revamps its CRM system

The success of an educational institution today is measured not only by the quality of its courses. League tables that account for ‘overall student experience’ often factor student support and engagement into their rankings. In fact, a 2016 Student Experience Survey funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training reveals that only 61%...… Visit the author's original post

52 campuses, one cloud: how TAFE Queensland retook control of its relationships

Educational institutions require much more than solid teaching to stay in business and thrive. With more than 120 thousand students attending 52 campuses, TAFE Queensland relies on strong relationships with a network of commercial partnerships to sustain profitability and demand. Government agencies and larger enterprises often seek out institutions like TAFE Queensland for training services,...… Visit the author's original post

“Our task is to prepare students for life in the 21st century. People will have to use technology in accordance with reason and responsibility for the whole planet.” – Tomáš Milička, Czech Republic

Tomáš Milička
Teacher
Gymnasium, Secondary Pedagogical School, Business Academy and Language School
Znojmo, Czech Republic
@tomas_milicka

Tomáš Milička still remembers the moment he realized he could be a good educator.

“It started when one of my students who was working with Microsoft told me I should join the Microsoft Innovative Educators program,” Milička explains. “At first, I thought I couldn’t do that, and that I had no time and no abilities for such things. But it caught my attention, and I started to look at the materials at the Microsoft Educator Community portal.… Visit the author's original post

Making a difference – NSW Education and Office 365 changing school culture.

Making a difference - how NSW Education is changing school culture.

Drop in on any classroom in NSW and you’ll find that one in five students have a learning difficulty (ABS 2016). Some struggle to read small print on a white background, others need text to be read out loud. And for some, the physical act of writing is impossible.

To support these students, the NSW Department of Education is at the forefront of creating a vital change in school culture across the State.… Visit the author's original post

Haikus et notes de voyage — Bashô — Synchronique Editions


Dans l’introduction de cet élégant ouvrage, André Vandevenne nous rappelle que Bashô était aussi calligraphe. La calligraphie et le haïku : deux arts de l’instant, de l’instantané - dirait un photographe- et ce n’est peut-être pas un hasard si les écrivains occidentaux se sont intéressés à cette forme poétique à la naissance de la photographie.
En effet, lorsqu’on lit ou qu’on écoute un haïku –puisqu’il est fait pour être dit- on est frappé par ce moment de beauté saisi sur le vif, mais aussi par la sensation d’étrangeté qui en émane.… Visit the author's original post

“OneNote is the core tool we use to underpin all classroom activity, and I see it empowering my students to do more in every lesson.” – Chris Thackray, UK

Chris Thackray
Director of Technology and eLearning
Wimbledon High School
London, United Kingdom
@christhack

For MIEE and MIE Trainer Chris Thackray, teaching effectively is all about providing feedback, and that’s what makes OneNote his favorite classroom technology.

“With OneNote, I can really challenge students’ understanding of a topic by evaluating on-the-fly the notes they might be taking, or the collaborative piece of work they are doing,” Thackray explains. “It goes beyond the classroom, and helps my students to adjust or rethink their approach while the feedback is relevant — rather than when the topic has moved on.… Visit the author's original post

Eltham High rethinks teaching and learning with Surface Pro and cloud – 21st Century skills

Technology has taken learning from slate to paper to screen; from pencil to pen to stylus. Consequently, each generation of students should emerge with the skills and smarts to participate fully in the workforce of the day.

Victoria’s Eltham High School is keenly aware of the need to equip today’s students with 21st century skills, and understands that digital technologies and the cloud provide the platform that allows students to connect, collaborate and create both within and out of the classroom.… Visit the author's original post

“How exciting is the world in which we live, where language is no longer a barrier?” – Deanne Joosten, Australia

Deanne Joosten
Leading Teacher – Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
Phoenix P-12 Community College
Ballarat, Australia
@deannejoosten

Drama is one of the most intimate, high-touch subjects taught in school. So when year 12 students in three rural classrooms (more than seven hours driving distance apart) needed a drama teacher, MIEE Deanne Joosten faced a real challenge.

“The immediate challenge,” Joosten says, “was how to take a very practical subject and teach my own class and three other schools at the same time, without disadvantaging anyone.… Visit the author's original post

“How exciting is the world in which we live, where language is no longer a barrier?” – Deanne Joosten, Australia

Deanne Joosten
Leading Teacher – Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
Phoenix P-12 Community College
Ballarat, Australia
@deannejoosten

Drama is one of the most intimate, high-touch subjects taught in school. So when year 12 students in three rural classrooms (more than seven hours driving distance apart) needed a drama teacher, MIEE Deanne Joosten faced a real challenge.

“The immediate challenge,” Joosten says, “was how to take a very practical subject and teach my own class and three other schools at the same time, without disadvantaging anyone.… Visit the author's original post

“Technology will never replace teachers, but a teacher who cannot teach with technology will be replaced by another one who can.” – Zuzana Molčanová, Slovakia

Zuzana Molčanová
Teacher Engagement Manager
Microsoft
Bratislava, Slovakia
@zuzanamol

Zuzana Molčanová knew she wanted to be a teacher from an early age, but she had no idea what that really meant until she stood up in front of her students.

“I realized that students know a lot of information, and that I can learn from them,” she tells us. “[I knew that] if I wanted to be accepted and respected by them, I needed to respect them and be a partner and guide on their journey.”

Molčanová, who now works for Microsoft, helps other educators transform their classrooms with technology — something she did for her own students when she was a classroom teacher.… Visit the author's original post

“Technology will never replace teachers, but a teacher who cannot teach with technology will be replaced by another one who can.” – Zuzana Molčanová, Slovakia

Zuzana Molčanová
Teacher Engagement Manager
Microsoft
Bratislava, Slovakia
@zuzanamol

Zuzana Molčanová knew she wanted to be a teacher from an early age, but she had no idea what that really meant until she stood up in front of her students.

“I realized that students know a lot of information, and that I can learn from them,” she tells us. “[I knew that] if I wanted to be accepted and respected by them, I needed to respect them and be a partner and guide on their journey.”

Molčanová, who now works for Microsoft, helps other educators transform their classrooms with technology — something she did for her own students when she was a classroom teacher.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Training Academy Paddington: Book your free digital transformation session today

Designed with school leaders and educators in mind, the Microsoft Training Academy is an experience that empowers digital transformation within everyday teaching, and at a school or multi-academy trust level. Delivered in person by Microsoft Learning Consultants, sessions in the Paddington MTA provide hands-on, tailored training on how to best utilise Microsoft technology in education. All attendees are given their own device for the duration of the day, allowing them to explore, collaborate and learn. This post explores what a typical day looks like, introduces our presenters, and provides information about how to book your own session.… Visit the author's original post

“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Australia

Travis Goulter
Head of Junior School
Ormiston College
Brisbane, Australia
@TravGoulter

Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving.

“I taught at a school located in an inner-city suburb,” Goulter shares. “A number of developers wanted to start building multi-story residential and corporate buildings that had the potential to change the very dynamic of the suburb. The issue had divided the community and raised many questions and concerns. In the debate about the development proposal, a voice was missing – the voice of the students.”

So Goulter created a unit where he provided students with digital cameras.… Visit the author's original post

“We should never underestimate children – they care, they want to be heard and they can make a difference.”- Travis Goulter, Australia

Travis Goulter
Head of Junior School
Ormiston College
Brisbane, Australia
@TravGoulter

Early in MIEE Travis Goulter’s teaching career, he learned how important it is to include his students in real-world problem-solving.

“I taught at a school located in an inner-city suburb,” Goulter shares. “A number of developers wanted to start building multi-story residential and corporate buildings that had the potential to change the very dynamic of the suburb. The issue had divided the community and raised many questions and concerns. In the debate about the development proposal, a voice was missing – the voice of the students.”

So Goulter created a unit where he provided students with digital cameras.… Visit the author's original post

Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy

Graphic heading for the HBR-AS and Microsoft white paperDigital transformation is revolutionising Australian education. With students’ learning journeys top of mind, progressive educators and institutions are exploring new ways to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow.

 

Together with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), we set out to explore how Australian schools and higher education institutions are approaching digital transformation. Our report Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy sheds light on the drivers of change in our education sector and how institutions are embracing digital solutions to improve outcomes.… Visit the author's original post

Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy

Graphic heading for the HBR-AS and Microsoft white paperDigital transformation is revolutionising Australian education. With students’ learning journeys top of mind, progressive educators and institutions are exploring new ways to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow.

 

Together with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), we set out to explore how Australian schools and higher education institutions are approaching digital transformation. Our report Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy sheds light on the drivers of change in our education sector and how institutions are embracing digital solutions to improve outcomes.… Visit the author's original post

“I connect with people all around the world, which shows my students different cultures.” – Pawel Stawski, Poland

Paweł Piotr Stawski
English Teacher
Szkoła Podstawowa w Izabelinie
Izabelin, Poland
@pawelstawski

For Paweł Stawski, the question of how to integrate technology into his classroom isn’t a question at all. It’s an imperative.

“Students use technology; therefore we have to be in their world,” he says. “I use technology all the time.”

When Stawski says “all the time,” he means it. He recently took part in more than 100 Skype connections with his students, introducing them to new cultures throughout the world, all with the goal of teaching English.… Visit the author's original post

“Minecraft gives me the opportunity to create worlds and environments that make students go, ‘Wow!’” – Laurens Derks, Australia

Laurens Derks
IT Integrator
Abbotsleigh School for Girls
Sydney, Australia
@ICTLaurens

 Laurens Derks loves Minecraft, and he can offer up countless reasons why.

 “Minecraft sparks conversations and creates learning moments that are priceless,” Derks tells us. “In a Special Education environment, I used it to promote social skills. In a year-four science class, I used it to examine building materials, their purpose and the production process. In a year-five history class, we explored the Victorian Gold Rush and simulated a day in the life of a gold miner.Visit the author's original post

Sharing Feedback Using OneNote

This is a guest post from our MIE Expert Andrew Webster. Andrew is a Secondary School teacher and e-Learning Facilitator based in Brisbane, Australia. View his website here.

We know from evidence that feedback has a major impact on learning. The use of OneNote, a class Notebook and digital inking means teachers have a range of feedback options at their disposal. This blog will go through all these options, from the basic to the advanced. ​
1. Student completes draft in OneNote page - use typed comments or digital inking