Case Study: STEM Studies

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In 2017, Parklands Christian College, launched a new subject STEM Studies for the Year 10’s.  In this blog, our speaker Kristie Schulz – Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science  at EduTECH Asia shares the school’s journey with us. STEM Studies 2018 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) at Parklands Christian College is not your typical STEM class. There are no robotics labs, we …

The 4th Industrial Revolution in Education

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The world economic form had published an article on the 4th industrial revolution, highlighting how technological revolution will fundamentally change the way we communicate and live our everyday life and how we should be responding to this change. One of the areas this could definitely impact is Education. The question of how to prepare the younger, and even the current, …

Tying ed-tech with everyday learning [VIDEO]

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Technology has become integrated in the classroom in so many ways, that we often don’t even think about how we are using it.  Educators need to make better use of ed-tech tools for instruction, and find ways to better students’ learning outcomes by offering the best learning experience everday. Split across eight premium tracks of content, plus a day dedicated to …

Project Based Learning at Green School Bali

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With the last session of our 6 week intensive Project Based Learning program LEAP at Green School Bali, we tried something slightly different to kick off the program. In the past, we have used the time to do team building activities and identify common interests in the hopes that our students will find projects that reflect their passions. This latest …

Building a green campus environment

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From making sure that resources and waste are managed well, to nurturing a wide range of plants and trees on the campus, Tangling Trust aims to set a great example of a sustainable school. The Operations team at Tanglin Trust are fully supportive of the school’s sustainability efforts and take a lead when it comes to managing the campus.  Brain …

Improving learning outcomes for dyspraxia

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Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood. However, poor awareness of the condition means that children’s difficulties are often dismissed as developmental immaturity, leading to delays in accessing the early support and care the child needs. We spoke with Sue McLaren who is the Research and Project Coordinator for Animal Fun …

The Sci-fi of Digital Transformation

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I prefer science fiction to the crisp white papers plotting techno-trends. I’m not talking about time machines or terraforming planets but everyday things like imagining how we learn, communicate and play in the future. Sci-fi writers don’t just predict the emergence of key technologies; they personify their impact on culture. Back in ‘64 when the US Surgeon General Luther Terry …

On Speculative Design in Education

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For the last decade, I’ve been involved in creating new directions for education and for the last 4-5 years, I have been using forms of speculative design (called design fiction, often) to start conversations and inspire direct action in educational change. Speculative design is one phase of creating new directions in education and an important one. Suspending disbelief that new …

Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher (contd)

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This is the second part Steven’s exciting journey 6. Cultivate Growth Mindset Change is one of the hardest thing in the world. Not everyone like changes. But as long as you have a growth mindset, you will always want to learn, unlearn, and relearn from reflection of your experiences. Integrating technologies in schools require that mindset as you will not only …