"EdFest is a free national virtual conference which will be filmed and the live stream broadcast right here in the Scootle Lounge from 9:00am-4:00pm AEDT on January 27th.
The event will feature 11 half hour presentations across a day of professional learning, conversation and provocation from educators and leaders from across the country on Australian Curriculum implementation and contemporary models for learning to help get the 2015 school year off to a great start."
"For instance, digital sessions were relatively lacking in — and did little to improve — intellectual rigor and advanced thinking skills. Often the questions presented to students were simply “digitized worksheets” that did not require students to actually use technology to apply, evaluate, or create concepts. In general, our analyses found that digital tools do not regularly add value to instruction, even when the technology is readily accessible and working well (which often is not the case). In addition, drawing upon large samples of student test score data, we also estimated impact of these tutoring services on student achievement."