Canterbury College pioneers digital pedagogies, leverages drones and HoloLens

James Jenkins poses an important question for teachers: “If digital technology can make your lesson either more engaging more effective or more efficient why wouldn’t you include it?” Jenkins is a science teacher at Queensland’s Canterbury College, and also head of the school’s digital pedagogy initiative that has him supporting teachers as they implement digital…


Seymour College discovers formula for creating ‘Girls of Steel’

There’s a formula for creating ‘Girls of Steel’; it involves mixing together equal parts science, technology, electrical engineering and English literature and allowing students’ natural creativity to take hold. ‘Girls of Steel’ is just one example of the transformation taking place in the education of young women today at Seymour College. It is being championed…


Peninsula Grammar amplifies learning impact by applying technology to evidence-backed pedagogy

The window in Dean Pearman’s office looks out over the bay of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It’s a glorious vista – but it’s not the water views that inspire him each day, instead it’s the opportunity to transform teaching and learning, harnessing technology to help students achieve their full potential. Pearman is the Director of Learning…


Andrew Balzer unlocks the learning potential of classroom technology

When the students at Swansea High School wanted to put more benches around the school, Andrew Balzer suggested they conduct a digital experiment. First the students built the benches using Minecraft Education Edition, then used the mixed reality app on the Microsoft Surface to locate the benches around the school – under trees, in hallways…


Innovation centre fires imaginations and boosts digital skills for Glenwood High School students

MIE Expert Noelene Callaghan share’s her vision and expertise applying technology in education. There was a time when school computer labs often resembled ghost towns – filled with ancient, dusty kit, they were sparsely populated apart from the clutch of tumbleweeds rolling down the aisles. Not on Noelene Callaghan’s watch. Callaghan runs the innovation centre – known…


Lisa Plenty – OneNote Class Notebook – Differentiating Teacher Professional Learning

This is a guest blog from Lisa Plenty, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Radford College, Canberra. Our College started using OneNote Class Notebook around two and a half years ago, and whilst the uptake and enthusiasm was initially slow, teachers began to realise the power OneNote allows for teachers and students to manage…


This maths teacher’s mistakes help high-achieving students to learn

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We caught up with Jarrad Strain, Maths Teacher at Perth Modern School, to hear about how digital technology has helped extend his gifted and…


Has this educator discovered the secret to getting girls excited about STEM?

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. In this MIE Expert profile, we talk to Tobias Hogg of Kardinia International College about encouraging female students to pursue their interests in STEM…


My advice for other teachers: “Learn to play, and play to learn”

The Microsoft Innovation Educator (MIE) Expert program connects high-potential teachers across Australia – and from around the world – to share their vision and expertise in applying technology to the classroom. We sat down with Marianne Grasso, Assistant Principal of Bonnyrigg Public School, to find out how she’s driven digital learning and IT adoption in…


MIE Spotlight: Bringing Ancient History studies into the digital era

In this MIE Spotlight, we hear from Michael Cocks, Senior Ancient History Teacher at Toowoomba Grammar School I am in my seventh year of teacher after a career in advertising. As a specialist in my teaching area, I love passing on my passion for History to my students. I find the subject area to be…

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