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…


Great Southern Grammar harnesses technology, blurs country-city borders

The 750 students at Great Southern Grammar have an array of unique opportunities; they can study agriculture on the school’s 40-acre farm, or learn about marine science, they can Scuba dive or ride a horse – as well as access the full complement of traditional curriculum options. The K-12 school which has around 135 boarders,…


Digital learning: distraction or default for the future?

Summary: Technologies like VR and AR are taking over classrooms – and for many teachers, that’ll prove a good thing. The use of mobile devices, virtual reality and augmented reality in learning still draws a mixed bag of reactions from educators. But recent developments in digital learning technologies suggest that virtual learning will not only…


Episode 8: IT IQ Series – Predictive analytics: the “cheat-sheet” for more personalised teaching?

Summary: By detecting learning difficulties before it’s too late, predictive analytics can help teachers gain a far deeper understanding of their students–and how to solve their issues. Can technology help teachers get the best out of their students? With Australia’s education system struggling to compete globally, many teachers face growing pressure to do more, with…


NAPLAN is going online – here are 4 ways to get your devices ready

Australian schools are moving swiftly to adopt digital-first education models. In May, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will start to transition from paper-based tests to online tests, which automatically adapt to students’ performance and provide teachers with more targeted, detailed, and timely information on students’ results. The shift requires schools to…


Building the campus of the future, today

How Ignia’s Smart Campus can help you meet staff and student expectations, deliver world-class facilities, and gain an all-important competitive edge. Running a higher education institution can be complex. As well as the day-to-day management of your people, programs and facilities, there’s the ongoing challenge of securing funding, increasing enrollments of local and international students…