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.
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?
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…