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PiL Innovative Schools Forum–Perth November
The 2012 Partners in Learning Innovative Schools program was brought to a close in Perth with the third and final schools forum of the year. The forum, hosted in partnership with Western Australia Department of Education, was opened by David Axworthy, Deputy Direct General, Schools in the Department...
5 Dec 2012
Partners in Learning Schools Program 2011 Report
“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” Apollinaire Abstract & Summary The Microsoft Partners in Learning schools program brings 20 of Australia’s best government K-12 institutions...
25 Sep 2012
Measuring ICT Competencies with the UNESCO CFT
Ever looked for a tool that would tell if are your or your staffs ICT competencies up to scratch for the modern classroom? Ever wondered is there a specific weakness or strength in my staff's ICT competencies? Research shows that innovative teaching practices, supported by the use of Information Communication...
22 Aug 2012
Technologies Promises to Education
In a recent speech at the National Association of Independent Schools Conference in Seattle, USA, Bill Gates talked about technologies can help increase the impact of teaching and learning. There is no doubt that a lot has been promised, a lot is possible and perhaps all the dreams and promises have...
20 Jun 2012
Imagine Cup 2012 – Getting Creative…….
"We get educated out of creativity" Ken Robinson I was looking back at some TED talks this morning and came across the rather hilarious talk by Sir Ken Robinson, 'Do schools kill creativity? ' It got me thinking, surely this isn't always the case? Creativity is one of the 21st century skills...
4 May 2012
Bringing Mathematics to Life
Mathematics is commonly a subject that student engagement can be difficult to ensure and is certainly the cause of serious frustration to many students. Regardless of the constraints and difficulties of bringing a prescribed mathematics curriculum into a 21st century teaching and learning environment...
13 Apr 2012
Game based learning
In recent years computer Games Based Learning, or playful learning has started to gain more cohesion in classrooms as a powerful learning and teaching methodology. There are so many different games and ways to bring gaming into your lessons just like Alice Leung, the 2012 Microsoft Australia Innovative...
3 Apr 2012
ChronoZoom – Making big history real
Today while looking around Microsoft Research, I came across a new product called ChronoZoom. This turned out to be one of the coolest eduction products I've found in a long time. ChronoZoom is a collaborative project from University of California, Berkeley and Moscow State University working in the...
21 Mar 2012
DeforestACTION- Live Event
DeforestACTION is a project created and owned by young people from around the world. It is supported by a number of industry and NGO partners who strongly believe that old models of reform are not working and young people deserve the chance to have a say in the condition of the planet they are going...
18 Mar 2012
Canberra INSPIRES 2012 Innovative Pilot Schools…..
The brand new INSPIRE Centre in University of Canberra hosted the first Partners in Learning Pilot Schools Program forum of 2012. I would like to thank all our participants and everyone involved in preparing and delivering for a very successful two days. Expertly lead by our facilitators Joan...
15 Mar 2012
Measuring Innovative Teaching in your School
As part of our focus on 21st century skills, where better to start than a measurement tool to measure your teachers and students 21st century skils practices. People all over the world are talking about the need to transform education to align with the realities of life and work in the 21stCentury...
5 Mar 2012
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