• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Night of the Notables

    The Night of the Notables is a personalised research project for Year 8 Humanities and English students.  Each student chooses a person of historical note to research and represent.  This night is a highlight for all Year 8 students and below is a beautiful poem from Angelina Sevastopoulos to give you a further insight. The Night of… Continue Reading