ACCE Education & Technology News

16 Nov 2020 5:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Outstanding ACT educator recognised by the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Congratulations to Bonython Primary School’s STEM Specialist Teacher (K-6), Mrs Sarah Fletcher, who has received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, at the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

<https://www.education.act.gov.au/about-us/all-news-and-news-alerts/news-items/october-2020/outstanding-act-educator-recognised-by-the-prime-ministers-prizes-for-science>

Australian schools must build upon 2020's digital learning lessons

As school communities across Australia embark on the final term of the most disruptive year of their lives, it is worth reflecting on the lessons learned after all we have been through.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/australian-schools-must-build-upon-2020s-digital-learning-lessons/273862>

Children as content creators: ‘Learning by doing’ during the pandemic using technology

Instructional design in education – that is successfully designing what a student will learn and how they will learn it, both online and physical – is currently experiencing unprecedented attention and growth, which could prove to be one of the best things to come out of the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. All educators who are planning and preparing lessons for students to learn at home will be currently grappling with Instructional design.

<https://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=5561>

Strategies for inclusive STEM learning environments

Teachers play an important role in STEM engagement, encouragement and as role models, with 24 per cent of teachers being cited by youth as the most influential people for STEM subject selection (Department of Industry, 2020).<https://esanews.createsend1.com/t/r-l-juwuddd-l-u/>

Great teachers, teaching great Digital Technologies lesson

Did you know many of the lesson ideas and examples on the Digital Technologies Hub are developed by passionate educators? The Digital Technologies Hub team thanks these educators for extending themselves and sharing their fantastic lessons with us.

<https://esanews.createsend1.com/t/r-l-juwuddd-l-z/>

Harvard Business School Professor Jeff Bussgang On The Future Of Education

As we continue to embark on the new normal, 2020 has brought us an entirely new way that students learn. From Kindergarten to MBAs, students are immersed in distance learning, and the one unifying factor is that technology connects the classroom. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella furthered this point in his quarterly earnings call, “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.”

<https://www.forbes.com/sites/katetalbot/2020/10/29/harvard-business-school-professor-jeff-bussgang-on-the-future-of-education/>

Many teachers don’t use technology in the classroom often: Here’s how to change that

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused one of the largest disruptions to education in history, with school and university closures in some 190 countries at the peak of the crisis affecting more than 1.6 billion students around the globe (about 94% of the world’s student population). As of 25 October, UNESCO was still reporting country-wide school closures in 31 countries, impacting nearly 580 million students worldwide.

<https://oecdedutoday.com/teachers-use-technology-classroom-change/>

Are students ready to thrive in an interconnected world? The first PISA assessment of global competence provides some answers

The backdrop to 21st century education is our endangered environment. Growing populations, resource depletion and climate change compel all of us to think about sustainability and the needs of future generations. At the same time, the interaction between technology and globalisation has created new challenges and new opportunities. Digitalisation is connecting people, cities, countries and continents in ways that vastly increase our individual and collective potential. But the same forces have also made the world volatile, complex and uncertain.

<https://oecdedutoday.com/students-ready-thrive-interconnected-world-first-pisa-assessment-global-competence/>

Educating healthy and happy children in the digital age

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was a forceful reminder that schools are not just places of academic learning. They are part of the social fabric of our lives, and a large body of evidence sets out the important role they play in ensuring well-being and community.

<https://oecdedutoday.com/educating-healthy-happy-children-digital-age/>

The Importance Of Technology In Education [registration]

Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf have changed the way people learn, work, and interact with each other through the invention of Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocols which were the main inventions that lead to the development of the internet. The internet has affected how we learn, how we communicate, how business works, and how our brain works. Before the internet, people always had to learn face to face or reading from a book. Classrooms were normally very hands-on, and if the teacher assigned a project, scheduling with a partner to work on it is impossible.

<https://www.bartleby.com/essay/The-Importance-Of-Technology-In-Education-FZRCXUN2GQR>

Best practice examples of the Digital School

The idea of 1:1 education is further developed in the USA, so I’ll take some examples from there.

<https://acceleratedlearning.com/learning/archives/924>

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