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 not been delivered but…

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Partners in Learning Alumni Forum 2012

On May 24th and 25th past, 88 principals, teachers and curriculum leads from 40 schools across Australia met for the for the Partners in Learning Alumni Schools Forum in Melbourne, Victoria. This forum brought together the 2010 and 2011 Partners in Learning Innovative Pilot Schools Program from 2010 and 2011. The 2010 and 2011 programs…

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Gesture based technology – What can it mean for education?

We all know or have seen (I hope) how Kinect enables the user to control their Xbox or PC and become part of engaging virtual environments with gestures, movement and voice commands. But beyond gaming, what exactly can this mean for education. In February 2012 the NMC Horizon Report – 2012 Higher Education Edition report…

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Trouble understanding exactly what PISA is?

Whether it’s at conferences, reading the newspapers or blogs such as this one PISA pops up on a regular basis. Sure we know that it’s a form of international bench marking that many seem to think is the only test score that matters but what is it exactly? Well if you don’t know for sure…

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DeforestACTION Webinar – June 6th 2012

The DeforestACTION team will be hosting an online event on June 6, 2012. Both new and returning participants alike are invited to participate in an exciting in-depth discussion on deforestation and global warming, lead by Professor Danny Harvey, PhD. Danny Harvey is both a graduate and professor at the University of Toronto specializing in global…

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