On TPACK…

In Step 2 of the Technology Integration Planning (TIP) model, Roblyer and Doering (2014) underline the importance of assessing the 'TechPACK'. This involves assessing the 'who' (content knowledge), followed by the 'what' (technological knowledge) and the 'how' (pedagogical knowledge). I personally prefer using the TPAC assessment for Step 2. The TPAC assessment stipulates that the ...

On student safety and privacy…

The use of Web 2.0 tools such as social media can assist students in learning how to communicate information online while interacting with each other, developing their information literacy and soft skills. Tumblr is an ideal tool to engage students in subject matter and extend their “Internet world beyond their first language” (Godwin Jones ...

On developing and using web-based resources

The potential... Web-based learning activities provide an opportunity for students to learn how to communicate and collaborate responsibly in an increasingly digital world (see Roblyer & Doering, 2014).  Particularly in rural and regional areas of Australia, web-based learning activities have the potential to provide students with resources and ‘virtual’ excursions or experiences that may not have ...

Navigating the Internet in the era of ‘alternative facts’

In the era of alternative facts, #seanspicersays and #pizzagate in which we now find ourselves it is more important than ever that students are equipped with the critical thinking and ICT skills they need to access, process and communicate reliable information. Stanford has published lessons that were used in a recent study in which students were ...

Resource stash: intellectual property, social media and privacy, cyberbullying

🔎 Be Deadly Online has published short clips and resources to teach students about social media and privacy, cyberbullying and managing their digital footprints. These can be used in coordination with the 9 Ps (passwords, privacy, personal information, photographs, property, permission, protection, professionalism and personal brand). As some of the materials contain minor coarse language, ...

Learning about cyber crime through social gamification

I endorse! 🤓 The Center for Identity has developed a web-based game titled “Beat the Thief" which allows students to adopt a character and share various types of information on a simulated social media platform. If the student shares information that is safe in public, they gain points, but if the student shares unsafe information, the ...

On the TIP framework and technology integration…

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Contemporary models for technology integration such as the Technology Integration Planning (TIP) model (Roblyer & Doering, 2014) focus on curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (all important) and provide little guidance on the equitable selection of technology (also important). As a result,  technology interventions in Australian schools (generally BYOD programs) are frequently based on the premise that ...

An illustrated guide to digital learning in Australian schools…

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2011 The integration of technology into classroom practice is not new (see Bigum, 2012; Cox, 2012; Roblyer & Doering, 2014), however it becomes a policy priority due to the allocation of federal funds to improve technology infrastructure in schools and the implementation of the National Broadband Network (NBN) (see DEEWR, 2011 and COA, 2014). 2013 Noting the increasing ...

Technology integration – a reflection

I recently presented a paper at the Australasian Simulation Congress on technology integration in the context of a first semester engineering course, “Introduction to Scientific Research and Writing and the Basics of Project Management”. I drew on Hattie's (2009) research on high impact teaching and learning strategies to develop a pilot program (Pilot 2) in ...