Learning Analytics is a new phrase that we are hearing a lot lately. As parents it’s a good idea to know what’s going in schools. And the Horizon Report says that we will be seeing more data collection, analysis and use so that we can target our teaching to your child’s needs. Have a look
This article is from NSW and talks about one technology – MiniLit – that is helping students learn to read. It makes some interesting points about homweork too. Worth the read – about an 5min read. What do you think about homework? Useful or waste of time or somewhere in between?
There’s a great report that gets released every year called the ‘Horizon Report‘. It focuses on technology use in education and makes predictions – that are often incredibly accurate. The 2016 K-12 Report makes predictions for the short, medium and longer term. Here’s the overview from here: So, if this is accurate, by 2020,
I’ve been thinking a lot about holidays this week – partly because we are now (in Australia) well into Term 1 of the school year, but also because I use a holiday analogy when I work with parents and teachers. The online world is like a new country. And we wouldn’t send our kids off
Wow. Life is jam-packed at the moment. I’m working on my Doctoral thesis, working full-time, creating a new subject to teach next semester, training for a half marathon and rehearsing for a play with my local community theatre group. Too much to do and too little awake-time! I’m still loving my work and it is
In the news this week: “As programming, computing and technology skills become part of the essential skill sets for school leavers, demand for teaching in these areas is taking off. But the Department of Education has closed the MacICT Innovation Centre, its unique 15-year-old joint venture with Macquarie University that has been a pioneer in the
I had a great class the other day. I was teaching a group of Masters students and we were talking about how to use social networks in schools. One student pointed out that social networks are relatively new – e.g. Facebook has only been around since 2004! Then we began chatting about how social networks
I’m sure you’ve notice that education has changed since we were at school – and is continuing to change! Not only are the kids different and have access to different types of learning, but teachers today know more about what it means to learn and how to best help kids understand and create new knowledge.