• TechXpo – Digital Leader style

    TechXpo ran over three days for primary students in the Innovation Centre. The Buckley House Digital Leaders focused on inspiring the imaginations of students through hands-on experiences with a range of robotics. This is part of the Digital Leaders Program which develops and inspires students to think beyond their own capabilities and create manageable solutions to everyday… Continue Reading

  • What is a BUZZ?

    I read a book over the last summer school holidays titled ‘The Buzz – Creating a thriving and collaborative learning community’ by Tracey Ezard. It was recommended to me by a colleague, who passionately stated “once you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down”. I must admit I find a lot… Continue Reading

  • Sumo Wrestling – Lego Robotic style

    One of my favourite things about teaching at Ivanhoe is the opportunity to teach using different technologies and give students the opportunity to learn something new while having fun. The Year 9 Games and Robotics course allows this to happen in some very exciting ways. For the moment, I’d like you to think to think… Continue Reading

  • The journey is the reward

    As the ancient Chinese proverb goes, the journey is the reward.  School can often be about the destination, the end product over the process but it is the challenges that we face and conquer on the journey that truly bring learning alive.  In Year 7 Multimedia, the challenge put forth to the four classes was to build… Continue Reading

  • TeachTechPlay Touchcasts – Digital Leaders

    A highlight listed by many of the teachers that attended the TeachTechPlay conference was the heavy involvement of students in making the conference amazing.  Below are reflections from the four Digital Leaders that attended and filmed the conference.  They have also created amazing TeachTechPlay Touchcasts to capture the highlights. From Joel & Mia Our  favourite… Continue Reading

  • Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety

    Due to the evolving needs of children in schools, it is important for teachers to have an understanding of anxiety and to develop strategies to help support their individual needs. Jules Haddock is a REACH Facilitator who works in community health. She has had personal experience with mental illness and anxiety in her family, and… Continue Reading

  • TeachTechPlay

    On the last Thursday and Friday of the school holidays, Ivanhoe played host to the TeachTechPlay conference.  The TeachTechPlay conference, designed by teachers for teachers, was two exhilarating days of professional learning, sharing and networking.  The conference showcased innovative use of technology that can impact on learning for all.  Visitors from as far as Hong… Continue Reading