Tag: Education

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Kristine Kopelke transforms professional development with Learning Hub

Like many teachers Kristine Kopelke wears a number of hats. One of them is a very big hat indeed. Beside teaching digital technologies at Queensland’s Meridan State College, Kopelke is the manager of the Contemporary Learning Hub based at the college. The Hub provides professional development (PD) through online and face to face workshops for educators across... Read more

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Talkin’ Chalk; Bec West transforms teacher education one video at a time

Bec West has been a teacher for 16 years, and like most of her peers is an advocate for inclusive learning, and passionate about building strong learning communities. Unlike most of her peers Bec also has about 8,000 people from around the world who subscribe to her YouTube videos where she shares her teaching insights and experiences. While just over half of the... Read more

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Virtual bombs and Immersive Reader transform learning intervention

  Teaching children with autism brings a unique set of challenges to the classroom – which is why Matt Harrison encourages them to first defuse a bomb. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a co-operative virtual reality computer game where the player wearing the VR headset is trapped in a (virtual) room with a bomb they must defuse. The other players have the... Read more

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Microsoft Education Webinar Series

Check out our webinars aimed at school educators and IT managers. The Inclusive Classroom Presented by: Troy Waller Register to watch on demand:  The Inclusive Classroom Webinar Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organisations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office, together with... Read more

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Queensland Academies streamlines selective application process using secure cloud

As many parents already know, the process of applying for selective or private schools can be complex and emotionally fraught. Application forms need to be completed, documents submitted and potential students tested and interviewed. It’s no less complex from the other side with schools needing to manage the often cumbersome and traditionally paper-based application... Read more

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Saint Stephen’s College applies coding to the curriculum, empowering students to achieve their full potential

Saint Stephen’s College is a co-ed Prep to Year 12 independent school on Queensland’s Gold Coast. With around 1,350 students, one of the core tenets of the school is to ensure students are empowered to achieve their full potential. Key to that, according to the director of eLearning, Matthew Jorgensen, is equipping students with the confidence to engage with, and... Read more