App instructor guides

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

A new set of free ‘instructor’ guides are now live on the iBooks Store. Inspired by the work of Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) in the classroom, these guides provide tips and lesson ideas for using some of our most popular apps across different grade levels and subject areas.  More titles are in the pipeline. Discovering… Continue Reading App instructor guides

DE News 2014 T4 W10

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci DE School News  Sydney DEHS Newsletter The SDEHS Newsletter November issue is full of interesting articles, including SRC news Principal’s message Girl’s Day Out Dreamtime Excursion Boy’s Day Out Year 12 Presentation Day Student Successes Award Winning Cakes Meet a Keeper Day, and SDEHS Learning Hubs Distance Education… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W10

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) logo

Wednesday,3rd of  December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). This is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.  This is day that celebrates the role played by people with a wide range of disabilities as well as maybe… Continue Reading Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Snap! winners

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin
Young girl jumping in a puddle of water.

Congratulations to all the staff and students who entered the ‘snap happy!‘ photographic competition this year. We really enjoyed looking at the photos as well as and reading your artist statements about what being happy looks like in your local rural community! Based upon the competition criteria, there was unanimous agreement about the three category winners for ‘Snap’. … Continue Reading Snap! winners

iPads In Action: Mathematics

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

A great number of mathematical apps have been created for Primary School students. The question is  how do you leverage the power of these apps to create clever and creative ways for iPads to be used for whole class lessons, group work or individual activities? Thankfully, Dr Nerida McCredie from Think3 will be conducting  iPads in Action: Mathematics… Continue Reading iPads In Action: Mathematics

DE News 2014 T4 W06

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J Kaiser Copyright The National Copyright Unit and Creative Commons Australia have jointly developed an information pack for teachers and students on Creative Commons (CC). The pack explains what CC is, how to find CC material and the best way to attribute CC material. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/creative-commons-information-pack   DE Schools… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W06