Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cool Things: Planning for change with ICT Annual report on emerging technologies

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ISSN 1449-0528 Issue 20 | September 2009
 
 
 
  Planning for change with ICT
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What's on
Research on how assessment can guide teaching
 
 
Planning for change with ICT
Annual report on emerging technologies

SICTAS report coverAnnual report on emerging technologies focuses on providing advice on creating an education and training sector that is a 'change maker' - that is, it has the people, policies and processes in place to normalise change and to take advantage of emerging ICT.

Funded by DEEWR, the series of Education.au reports include collaborative learning, workforce capability, and national software infrastructure,  providing further evidence on the best return on investments in ICT for education and training.


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Subject area learning objects
Learning Federation subject  catalogues

Learning Federation headingThe Le@rning Federation has updated subject  catalogues with over 7000 items of digital curriculum content available free to all schools across Australia and New Zealand, including ideas for building collections and themes.

The catalogues cover: Arts and design; Australian history; Careers education; Civics and citizenship; Early years; English and literacy; Environmental education for sustainability; Finance, business and enterprise; Indigenous content; Languages – Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese; Mathematics and numeracy and Science.


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Game on!
Immerse yourself in learning

Immersive video screenshot9 minute video overview of projects using virtual worlds and games for teaching and learning purposes.

Immersive learning includes the use of virtual worlds and serious games, simulations, role plays, and virtual environments, technologies and activities that support collaboration and enable the learner to be immersed in their learning experience.

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What's on
e-learning events and conferences

DECS Learning Spaces 09
LearningSpaces09 is a fully online conference organised by DECS Learning Technologies (SA). DECS teachers, leaders and students will be able to interact online with colleagues across SA, and also with leaders in the field of learning with ICTs.
Major themes are learning spaces, personalised learning, connected learning and anywhere anytime learning.
14-17 September

E-learning for Business 09
The changing global economic outlook is forcing business and industry to become more resourceful and efficient in staff training and retraining.

E-learning for business 09 will showcase how e-learning has emerged as a key solution, providing cost-effective and flexible training options, and launch the results of the 2009 national E-learning Benchmarking Survey.  Brisbane, 15 October


UniSA Student Equity in Higher Education logoThe inaugural Social Inclusion in Education Conference brings together educators and administrators from all education sectors  to create partnership opportunities and to identify issues central to the social inclusion agenda.

For senior managers in higher education, VET, and schooling as well as officers and managers in state and federal government departments. Sydney, 22-23 October

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More upcoming conferences and workshops at edna events.
 
 


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Research on how assessment can guide teaching
ACER conference proceedings

Assessment and student learning conference papers from ACER Research Conference 2009.

The papers, discussions and audio-visual materials from this research conference address key issues related to the effective use of data to support teachers to identify starting points for teaching, diagnose errors and misunderstandings, provide feedback to guide student action, evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching, and to monitor individual progress over time.
 

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OpenID

If you have a me.edu.au account, you can use your login details to access any OpenID enabled account, including Google applications, Flickr photo sharing, Facebook social networking and Wikispaces.

OpenID is an open, decentralized standard for managing user digital identity.

See Pru Mitchell's OpenID blog post for information and examples on using me.edu.au as an OpenID provider.
 

 
 
 
World teachers day poster



2009 World Teachers Day

The United Nations' (UN) World Teachers' Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels.

World Teachers Day is usually celebrated on October 30 in Australia and 5 October internationally.

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SA school principal wins Australian Microsoft Innovative Teacher award

Congratulations Kadina Primary School Principal Mark Sparvell, winner of the Australian Microsoft Innovative Teacher of the Year award with his "Connecting Thinking" web-based project.

Mark will contest the worldwide awards in Brazil in November.

The project allows students from all over the country to interact with one another and selected experts, on topics with a sustainable environmental education focus.

 
 
  myfuture student video competition

myfuture logo

myfuture opportunity for students to explore career options and win prizes.

Video entry submissions due 30 September.

 
 

 
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