30+ films to learn about Australian history

These stage 2 students creatively explored issues of “European Settlement” by using the green screen and drama to embody the world and times of European settlement. Imagine what the nightly news item would be in our newly formed 18th Century colony… well these students did! Collecting, comparing and categorising facts and opinions. Expanding on known ideas Exploring situations using creative …

8 Desirable Digital Skills For Teachers

How often do you find yourself in awe of, or even intimidated by, the digital skills of your students? This week, I sat in my school’s computer lab and marveled at the high level of ICT expertise being displayed by a group of Year 3 to 5 students. The group had been asked to take […]

The Top 10 Reasons Why Filmmaking is 21st Century Learning

– Dr Michele Bruniges AM, Director-General of Education and Communities As teachers juggle the ever-increasing demands of their profession, they are being asked to prepare their students for jobs that have not yet been created. What an overwhelming concept! How can teachers equip their students for this Brave New World? Film-making is a perfect vehicle […]

7 Secrets to Using Technology Effectively in the Classroom

You’ve spent hours preparing a lesson, incorporating a wide range of resources from the Internet. You give yourself a pat on the back for having developed a rich, authentic learning experience sure to engage students with its heavy use of various technological tools. The students are ready, you are ready and then the Spinning Rainbow […]