Young designers: future creators

As a parent it is a marvellous sight to see one’s own children embark on flights of imaginative fancy, and as educators, watching our students do this points us towards promising educational methodology that can help lead us to meet some of the big challenges we face in 21st century learning and earning. read more

Responsive CSS design for web app

Technology teachers involved in responsive mobile web app design and development for secondary students.
This file might help you to get things started. Zipped version.
This file might help you to get things started with responsive web + smooth scroll. Zipped version.
Responsive mobile web app with entire div as a hyperlink using div class (Nav 1 only).

This file uses one media screen query to adjust <680 pixelsZipped version

Web Apps: sample assessment instruments

Are you ready to step into the next big arena of web design, Mobile Apps? Estimates put the combined number of smartphones and other browser-equipped phones at around 1.82 billion by 2013, compared to 1.78 billion PCs. Reliable stats on mobile browser usage are notoriously difficult to find, but regardless of the source, the trend is clear. According to StatCounter, the mobile share of overall web browsing is currently sitting at 4.36%, and while that figure may seem small, bear in mind that’s a whopping 430% increase over the last two years (cited in Castledine, Eftos and Wheeler, 2011, p.2) sample_extended_response | sample_product_response

Games Programming – Sample assessment instrument and student response

Queensland Studies Authority

This sample has been compiled by the QSA to help teachers plan and develop assessment instruments for individual school settings. The QSA acknowledges the contribution of Brisbane Girls Grammar School in the preparation of these documents. The samples presented are a series of extracts from a student response. The sample demonstrates the Standard A descriptors from the Knowledge and communication and Implementation and evaluation dimensions. View link

Training tomorrow’s technologist

The need for today’s students to be innovative, self-managing and change-ready to contend with the complexities and challenges of the future continues to gain attention from researchers, education authorities and industry leaders (MCEETYA, 2008; Seely Brown, 2011). While technology teaching in schools varies depending on the learning context, resourcing, and leadership, the ultimate goal should be to train our students for a world that we cannot even envisage. Fostering scholarship for tomorrow’s innovative and creative technologist requires a threefold quest: staying responsive to emerging technologies, understanding how to apply technology in educational contexts, and tailoring learning to suit our students’ personal expectations. more


Mapping student comprehension through peer forums


Two activity logs (listed below) from 2 three week learning forums. Used for learners to collaborate in their understandings of the learning context being researched. The forum activity integrates into formal assessment. This represents diagnostic evidence of student engagement and authentic peer to peer support for promoting their understandings. Surpasses all other associated activity logs by a very large percentage.

Website design forum


Database forum