Welcome to Education Technology Solutions


Latest issue of Education Technology Magazine out now! Education Technology Solutions (ETS) magazine is Australia’s leading education technology publication. This is the official Education Technology Solutions magazine website and it features a selection of articles from the current and previous issues of the print magazine, along with some ‘web-only’ content. We trust that you will find this site a […]

Managing Change In Your School


By Chris Faisandier. I was a young school Principal in New Zealand during the tumultuous educational reforms that were implemented in that country on 1 October, 1989. The ‘Picot’ reforms, named after the Gonski-like businessman Brian Picot, were implemented with breathtaking immediacy on this date and the educational landscape has never been the same since. […]

How to use Twitter in the classroom without compromising your professional relationship with your students


By Mike Reading. There has been no shortage of debate around the water cooler in schools across the country about the role of social media in the classroom. Teachers are wondering if social media is just another fad, or is it a tool that will enable teachers to better connect and communicate with their students? […]

Allocating School Resources For Electives


By Chris Cooper. This article follows on from a previous piece in this magazine where various methods of capturing the students’ subject selections were presented. Here is the next phase on this topic. Decide What Classes Run Once the majority of student requests have been submitted, the process of identifying what classes to actually run […]

Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness?


By Shelley Kinash and Jeffrey Brand. As new technologies grow in popularity, the associated cognitive and moral worries, concerns and questions intensify. The current devices of choice are smartphones, tablets and laptops. People primarily use them for texting, social media and massive multi-player online games. Parents and teachers are concerned, asking questions such as: are […]

One Education


By Paul Cotton. ‘One Laptop Per Child’ is both the name and the aim of the not-for-profit organisation headed up in Australia by CEO Rangan Srikhanta. It is an organisation that aims to create equal education opportunities for children around Australia through technology. Part of a global initiative founded in late 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte […]

Creating Your Own Movie Soundtracks (Part 2)


By Katie Wardrobe. In Part 1 of Creating Your Own Movie Soundtracks, we looked at some ways to introduce film scoring to students and discussed places to find quality visual resources such as videos and images. In this follow-up article, we will discuss the software options for creating the soundtrack itself, the preparation of the […]


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