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 […]

November registration is essential for Social Schools Australia’s premier social media event for schools


#SocialSchools14 is a different kind of conference. Each session flows logically and seamlessly into the next. There are no concurrent sessions… so no choosing between sessions and speakers. We’ve made the tough decisions for you. Each speaker has been handpicked to fit the program. And it is a spruiker-free zone!  Register on http://www.socialschoolsevents.com/ The confirmed presenters for #SocialSchools14 are hereby […]

Introduce Technology Into Your Music Classroom


By Dr. Adrian Barr. The statistics are not pretty – 63 per cent of schools in Australia do not offer music education. Whether you are a specialist music teacher or just wanting to get your feet wet, technology is a great way to get started with and embellish collaborative music-making in the classroom. When it […]

5 Reasons You Should Flip Your Leadership


By Peter DeWitt. Flipped learning has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. It changes the dynamic of the typical classroom by helping students get a better understanding of topics before they enter into a classroom discussion. Through the use of creative videos and lessons, teachers send work home with students, so they […]

Video Product Showcase: the new Toshiba e-Studio 306LP


Find out how the new Toshiba e-Studio 306 LP printer can create significant cost savings in your school as well as help save the environment. The e-STUDIO 306LP MFP combines with the e-STUDIO RD30 for removing the toner color from the printed documents. The instantly erasable toner is a special toner whose color is removed by passing the paper […]

Rehabilitating Elephants: Higher Education Futures Australia


By Associate Professor Shelley Kinash. Elephants are threatened and in decline. Destruction of natural habitats is a serious problem. There is intense friction about the role and function of elephants. Worldwide, elephants are protected and conservation efforts are in place.   Substituting the words higher education for the word elephant reveals a similar state of […]

Schools Big And Small, Public And Private, Have Their Eyes On The Cloud


By Simon Green. In this internet driven world, using our personal interface, (smartphone, iPad, laptop and PC), we can now do everything from banking and shopping to administrative tasks and self services that not so long ago were done through shop fronts and offices around the world. Organisations of all sizes are under pressure to […]

Issue #62 Cover Story: Even Trees Can Talk: The Internet Of Things In Education


By Dr Michelle Selinger. You have probably heard about the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) but wondered what it means. The Internet of Things is about smart objects – interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. At the simplest level, IoT focusses on sensor networks […]

Web 3.0 Is Here – The Promises And Pitfalls Of Always-On Learning


By Mercer Hall and Patricia Russac. In the changing topography of web interactions, the luxury of a slow, linear approach no longer exists. The landscape of online learning is constantly upheaving. Digital technologies have revolutionised the exchange and the design of information, and the speed and availability of a mobile environment inspires both allure and […]

Consoles & Pop Culture in the Classroom


Infinity Learning is a game-based learning program, developed by play and learning design company Project Synthesis. It is a 6-8 week course that uses game consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox, along with the Disney Infinity game platform, to build students skills and knowledge in key areas such as literacy and numeracy, but also across 21st century […]

5 Minutes with 14 year old Entrepreneur, Leio Oshima McLaren


What’s life been like since leaving school? As a self guided learner, I have been able to focus on my business and benefit from learning at my own pace, the way I want learn.  I am finding that I can extend myself further now than I was ever able to before in a mainstream school. […]


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