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PiL Spotlight: Edge Hill State School
Edge Hill is a primary school situated approximately 8km from the centre of Cairns in Far North Queensland. The school has a proud tradition of providing innovative, quality education to students from P- 7. With an enrolment of over 1000 students and a teaching staff of 50+, our school is a bustling...
18 Oct 2012
PiL Program Spotlights – Horsham West / Haven Primary School
By Brendan Bush, Craig Amos & Ben Miatke, Horsham West-Haven Primary School Our school is a dual campus P-6 Primary School located on the western fringe of Horsham and at Haven, which is 5 kilometres south of Horsham. Approximately 580 students attend the Horsham West campus and approximately...
18 Sep 2012
PiL Program Spotlight – Quinns Beach Primary School
Quinns Beach Primary School (QBPS) is a level 5 school situated 15 kilometres north of Joondalup. Students attending the school are characteristically from the suburb of Quinns Rocks. There are currently 680 students enrolled from P-7. The school is a member of the 2012 Partners in Learning Innovative...
12 Sep 2012
Pilot Program Spotlight–Merrylands East Public School
Learning, Learning Learning and Learning Merrylands East Public School (MEPS) is situated on traditional Aboriginal Dharruk land, near the main central business district of Parramatta. The student population is drawn from over 40 socio-cultural backgrounds predominately from Pacific Island, African,...
6 Sep 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
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
PALnet Professional Learning Opportunity
What Happens when you CONNECT learning-leaders DIRECTLY with RESEARCHER S ??? Next week, Dr Maria Langworthy will deliver a free webinar via www.palnet.edu.au You can pose questions/ suggest direction ahead of time through a dedicated Palnet Forum and ‘post webinar’, you can engage with Maria and her...
20 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
Explore the stars with WorldWide Telescope
If you could travel the stars where would you go? Let your students decide which planet they want to visit first using this online interactive planetarium. WWT is a powerful virtual telescope that helps students visualise and understand our vast cosmos. It inspires learners to explore, to ask questions...
5 Mar 2012
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