Leaders talk laptops, Teachers talk laptops and Students talk laptops are online video resources that provide advice to school leaders, teachers, and parents about laptops in schools. Principals explain changes they expect to see, teachers describe challenges and possibilities for learning, and students outline their hopes for learning at home and at school. Further videos will be added to each series as experience grows.
The Leaders talk laptops series can be found through the DER-NSW pages or search on TaLe
The Digital Education Revolution – NSW which includes laptops, wireless infrastructure, learning resources, curriculum support and professional learning, has a number of spin-off effects for TAFE teachers and students. The Adobe suite of software is available for use both at work (check local roll out) and at home. Students will be arriving in TVET classes with these laptops from 2010 onwards. To support this initiative, CLI is creating a range of resources to assist teachers including Tools4U.
During May and June 2009 the Centre for Learning Innovation partnered with scientists from National ICT Australia (NICTA) to trial the mContext application in a high school setting. mContext is a client-server application that was used to deliver a wide variety of digital learning resources to Apple iPod Touch devices used by Year 11 Ancient History students at Merrylands High School. More on mContext
The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) laptop wraps support the Digital Education Revolution NSW and cover a broad range of stage 5 PDHPE syllabus content including healthy food habits, sexual health and relationships. The learning tasks are engaging and encourage collaboration and the creation of quality work through the use of laptop software.
Capture! is a professional development resource which guides and supports teachers in the production of audio and video. It includes advice from TAFE and school teachers who have “been there and done that”, with examples, information, tips and useful weblinks. More on Capture!
This research spotlight produced by ETIS contains a selection of Australian resources on Aboriginal education and learning technologies.
The literature covers the period from September 2009 to January 2007 and comes from educational research databases and the Internet. View the selection