Case Studies

St James College: Catering for different needs (and different stories)



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.

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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. 

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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.

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Newington’s first year with LearningField – six months in

Newington College

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?

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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…

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