Free Cloud tools
Access your files from anywhere.
Similar to Dropbox, with generous free capacity.
Ideal for sharing files from a cloud server.
Edit & share Google Docs files from any device.
Syncronise files & folders between your devices.
Make notes and clip web pages to the cloud.
Social networking and online collaboration for your class.
Info about using Cloud services in schools.
Which file-sync service is the best option for your needs?
School ICT Planning
Reading, research & ideas relating to the use of ICT to support the curriculum.
Integrating LMSs, Intranet, social network protocols & BYOT in your learning environment.
Provide an online web publishing environment for students & teachers in your school.
Step by step guides to getting up to speed with Google's apps.
Tutorial notes, videos & resources for teachers & admins who are getting started using Moodle in their school.
Servers & Networks
Configuring & maintaining servers and networks to support learning environments.
Thoughts and discussions related to current issues in education.
Compilation of wazmac Twitter news.
Useful tech tools & apps for travellers.
The Learning Curve
SMH education blog - you can post comments relating to the discussion.
Telegraph columnist writing about current education issues.
Discussion of issues impacting the implementation of ICT in the curriculum.
Edu Media (Aust)
Education articles from the Sydney Morning Herald.
Variety of resources for teachers and students. (SMH)
Links to a variety of articles relating to the implementation of teacher and school rankings based on the results of standardised tests.
BYOT and TrustTeachers are concerned that if students are allowed to use their own devices they will be checking email, texting, and engaging in other off-task activities. Just like we all do in staff meetings!
All Together NowNeil Hopkins discusses the pace of pedagogical change in primary schools.
ICT Co-ordinator - Bridge or Barrier?An effective ICT coordinator acts as a bridge between new technologies or new approaches to using technology and the successful outcome of students' learning.
Things That Make a DifferenceSome thoughtful discussion about support for teachers integrating new technologies in the school curriculum.
Handling the inappropriateDiscussion about what happened when a NSW teacher introduced the
Edmodo social networking environment to their Year 9 class.
Enterprise deployment info for iPads in schools, from Apple.
iPad apps for educators
Some neat apps here for those exploring the iPad in their classrooms.
iPad to the Cloud
Save iWork files from your iPad to Box and Dropbox.
Teaching & Learning
HPS Student ShowcaseA selection of the fantastic work students publish on the Helensburgh PS school Intranet every year.
SlowmationQuickly produce meaningful animations that represent learning, using free software. Developed at UOW.
Bloom's Revised TaxonomyA variety of resources to support the application of Bloom's framework in our learning environments.
Agile teachersStephen Heppell discusses how teachers can thrive in new learning environments.
From Degrading to De-GradingAn interesting discussion about the value of grading students' work.
Google-proof questioningA "Google-proof" question requires analysis, interpretation, and investigation. We need to set tasks that challenge thinking skills, not
Teacher Tips for BlogsIdeas and discussion about the organisation of student publishing projects in the classroom.
Dropbox proxy settings
Dropbox preferences for use with a proxy server. (pdf)
Installed on a network computer, this small utility will allow you to use Apple's AirPrint on your iPad to print to any printer on your network.
Capture YouTube videos for reliable display when required in your classroom. Free.
First Apple ComputerA photo to remind us of where it all started.
School web site managementUse
Web 2.0 technologies in conjunction with your school web site to share the ownership of the site's day-to-day updates between multiple staff.
Preview's extra features
Apple's Preview application does a lot more than just view PDF documents. You can easily edit photos and PDFs using the Annotate tools.
Blogger Navigation BarHide the blue banner that appears at the top of
Google Blogger blogs.
10 Worst Practices
Michael Trucano lists what he considers to be the 'worst practices' related to the large scale use of ICTs in education. Do some of these sound familiar?
Effective presentationsA slide-show can enhance your lesson or presentation, especially for visual learners - but it does not make a poor presentation any better. Some ideas and tips.
Discussion of ICT planning in the context of whole-school planning practices.
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