North Geelong Secondary College is a Victorian State school that sees itself as a microcosm for society at large. Its school values include respect, excellence, achievement and diversity. The school has a real range of students and families, including many from non-English speaking and refugee backgrounds which is representative of North Geelong. In developing their…Details
Snowy Mountains Grammar is a regional independent school in Jindabyne, NSW. The school has an eclectic group of students and with an urge to strive and prove themselves. In 2014 embarked on its digital journey from “a traditional school where you had pen and paper to a digital school”. They were looking for systems and…Details
St James College in Brisbane is a co-educational Catholic Secondary School in the Edmund Rice Tradition. It is an inner city school, operating on a uniquely small block surrounded by office buildings. The school’s highly diverse community includes students from refugee families and students with special needs. St James started using LearningField this year and in this case study they describe how the service is supporting a range of learning styles as well as student needs and abilities.
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School: enabling student-centred learning and higher order thinking skills
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS) is a well-established Melbourne independent school with a long history of a focus on student-centred learning and higher order thinking skills. In sharing their experience of LearningField the school describes it as a teaching and learning tool: to guide student learning, provide a deeper understanding of concepts and ultimately allow students to be thinkers and not just learners. The school has also been a strong user of the collaboration features of the service with notes, discussions and online communication with teachers improving the sharing of concepts and making projects more interesting.Details
Mount Waverley Secondary College: Having higher level teacher-student conversations and supporting difference
Mount Waverley Secondary College, based in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs, describes itself as a middle class state school with a history of outstanding academic results and a focus on developing the whole person for a global society. In sharing their LearningField experience the school talks of using LearningField to enable higher level conversations between students and teachers. Mount Waverley also sees LearningField supporting different student needs in general, and especially for students with English as a second language and lower levels of literacy. Students talk of LearningField allowing them to work at their own pace, help those falling behind and to learn from students above their level.Details
Newington College’s Director of ICT, Myles Carrick, was kind enough to speak to some visiting teacher librarians about digital texts and LearningField in May 2014.
He started his discussion with this interesting premise: the question is not how do schools get textbooks onto iPads, but how do schools get great resources into learning situations and how do they support creation and curation/sharing of resources?Details
Our latest experience of LearningField comes from St Bede’s College, a Catholic school in Melbourne’s Mentone. School Deputy Principal David Cracknell initially saw value in LearningField as a one stop shop. Director of Pedagogy Alex Borlenghi speaks of their motivation for LearningField being that it gave “a huge amount more in terms of resources that can used…Details
St Patrick’s College Ballarat: Removing the text from the backpack and facilitating student engagement (and joy)
In this video you see the LearningField experience of St Patrick’s College at Ballarat: a catholic school in regional Victoria in the Edmund Rice tradition. Here we understand the school’s core values, how they are choosing to navigate a changing teaching landscape and what has been useful and excited them about using LearningField. St…Details
Arden Anglican School: Interacting with textbooks across all their subjects, all within the one LearningField app
Arden is an independent Sydney school using LearningField. In the following Northern District Times article the school describes how its students, equipped with iPads, are able to read, annotate, communicate and highlight in the textbooks across all their subjects, all within the one LearningField app. Grace de Rijk, 14, is in Year 9 at Arden is using…Details
Queenwood is a Sydney independent girls school using LearningField. In the following Mosman Daily article the school describes its own experience of using LearningField. Queenwood teacher Sarah Jones said the textbook-free way of teaching had far-reaching advantages for both teachers and students. “It gives me greater flexibility as I am not restricted to just one…Details