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Resources for gifted and high potential Primary school students (and their teachers and parents)

I’ve been doing a tiny bit of investigation about good resources for gifted and high potential primary school students, in anticipation of the new NSW Department of Education High Potential and Gifted Education Policy that comes into effect next year. … Continue reading

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2020 Typology of Free Web-based Learning Technologies

In order to support educators and researchers worldwide to use the most up-to-date technologies and best understand the web-based technologies terrain, my colleague Jodie Torrington and I have just released the 2020 Typology of Free Web-based Learning Technologies. The 2020 … Continue reading

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Google Education Summit – 3rd December 2019

A summary of pertinent information from presentations is provided below. Marie Efstathiou, Google Approximately 75 attendees at the Google Computing Educator Summit this year – biggest ever. The Google Computing Educator Professional Development Grants are being managed internationally by Marie … Continue reading

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EduTech Asia 2019

Notes (see http://slido.com for interactive conference backchannel #edutechasia): Check out Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore: https://www2.imda.gov.sg/ Google Education Platform includes: GSuite for Education, Google Classroom, CS First, Chromebook, Google Cloud Platform, Google Programs Google education tools now starting to … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence symposium 02/08/19

Presentation link: http://bit.ly/YAIRoundtable Introduction by Erica Southgate & Sarah Howard “Artificial intelligence will shape our future more powerfully than any other innovation this century” AI definition: The ability of a machine to perform a task that is ‘intelligent’: analytic, humanized … Continue reading

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Using technology to assist students with autistic conditions

Autism Spectrum Australia defines autism as “a lifelong developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people” (Autism Spectrum Australia, 2019, para. 1). They define the … Continue reading

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ICTENSW 2019 Conference

Tech Girls Are Superheros – Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen Founder of the Tech Girls are Superheros movement #TGM Series of books that have been distributed Jenine says research indicates girls opt out of STEM at 6 years old (Jenine thinks that … Continue reading

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Reviews of “Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning – Integrating Research and Practice”

Since the release of my book “Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning – Integrating Research and Practice” in August 2017, several reviews are starting to emerge. Fortunately, most of them are highly favourable. Some reviews to date include: TechTrends article by Sylvia … Continue reading

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Collaborative learning in a blended-reality environment

[This post draws from a recent paper published in the British Journal of Educational Technology: Bower, M., Lee, M. J. W., & Dalgarno, B. (2017). Collaborative learning across physical and virtual worlds: Factors supporting and constraining learners in a blended … Continue reading

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Learning technology organisations and forums

Recently I had cause to ask my great colleague and friend Mark Lee for some links to learning technology organisations and forums. Mark is a prolific writer and probably the best connected academic that I know. The astounding list that … Continue reading

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