• Year 4 Coding

    Adrian Parke, Year 4 teacher at Buckley House, shares his experience with coding: All I can remember about computers at secondary school was floppy disks and a room dedicated to IT, housing a class set of massive screens and monitors. We have come a long way over the past 20 (odd) years. Computers are now… Continue Reading

  • Coderspace

    Coderspace is a program developed by Ivanhoe alumni Heath Gilham.  Below is a reflection from one of the attendees and Year 5 Digital Leader, Kiki. Over the term two holidays, five students (including myself) went to a holiday program run at the school called Coderspace. The program was run to teach us how to do… 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

  • 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

  • The power of audience

    “When student work culminates in a genuine product for an authentic audience, it makes a world of difference.” Steven Levy In a post for ASCD titled the “Power of Audience”, Steven writes that the “most effective way to engage students in learning is to create an authentic audience, giving them a sense that someone else… Continue Reading

  • TeachMeet and TeachTechPlay

    Ivanhoe will be hosting two exciting professional learning opportunities in the next month.  On March 3, Ivanhoe will host educators from across Victoria for a TeachMeet. The TeachMeet is all about professional sharing and networking and as a movement will celebrate its tenth year in existence this year. The TeachMeet structure is growing internally as a… Continue Reading

  • Adults as learners – Teacher Tinker Lab

    “Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play” ~ Henri Matisse Creativity and curiosity are two things that teachers look for in their students. We strive to find ways for our students to engage with the content we present and share ideas creatively. We… Continue Reading