• 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

  • 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

  • Our 2015 story – the iBook

    Ivanhoe Learn began as a platform for voice and transparency.  A place for staff and students to share the learning that happens at Ivanhoe Grammar School.  Like all schools, we are a busy place and Ivanhoe Learn can provide a fantastic window in the classrooms of our teachers and our students.  A huge part of… 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

  • Students on the road

    Last week the Digital Leaders went for a day out to St Joesph’s Primary School in Hawthorn to tell them what our program was like and what kind of things we do! Overall we had loads of fun and enjoyed it a lot. We showed them lots of different apps and equipment that we use… Continue Reading

  • Student TeachMeet

    On the 14th October Mia, Joel & Carey presented some of the Digital Leader’s educational toys to the teachers. Mia presented a Makey Makey foil piano, Joel presented the OSMO and Carey presented a coding application called Python. It was very challenging to stand up in front of a bunch of teachers and explain how… Continue Reading