TER #085 – 1to1 Laptops in Science with Simon Crook – 5 Feb 2017


Main Feature: Simon Crook discusses his recent PhD thesis exploring the impact of 1-1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler asks ‘is mindset a lie’?; Education in the News, Cameron considers issues of teacher attrition; Teachers Brains Trust, David from WA questions reports of mandatory tests for WA primary school students.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – A hot start to the year!
02:52 Off Campus – Is mindset a lie?

15:47 Teacher Attrition

42:17 Teachers Brains Trust – School Exams in WA

46:27 Feature Introduction
48:17 Interview – Simon Crook

1:25:15 Announcements

1:28:42 Quote & Sign Off

TER Live #012 – TeachMeet SciTech


TER Live presents TeachMeet Science and technology, which was held at the Australian Museum in Sydney on Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2016. This event was different to the usual TeachMeet format, in that it pitted teams of teachers against each other in competition to develop lessons that included technology in a cross-curricular learning experience. The event was organised by Kathleen O’Rourke and the Macquarie University Education Society.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
05:04 Leanne Cameron – ICTENSW

13:35 Margaret Shepherd – STA NSW

23:14 TeachMeet SciTech
1:00:52 Peter Lee – BOSTES
1:06:36 Fara Pelarek – Australian Museum

1:13:59 Meredith Ebbs – UoAdelaide

1:21:38 Thanks and Sign Off

TER #075 – Are edu-businesses helping or harming education? – 07 August 2016


Main feature: Corinne interviews Dr Anna Hogan about the increasing role of Edu-businesses in Education in Australia and around the world, and explores the question of whether for-profit businesses can fulfil the needs of education as a public good.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses issues of teachers on social media disclosing their involvement in promoting corporate interests; Cameron and Corinne discuss the reporting and rhetoric around the 2016 NAPLAn results.

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Gonski & the Senate
05:08 NAPLAN in the news

31:17 Off Campus – Disclosure
39:38 Discussion – Teacher Endorsements on Social Media
52:30 Feature Introduction
55:00 Interview – Dr Anna Hogan

1:23:28 Discussion – Business & the Public Good
1:35:33 Quote & Sign off

TER Live #010 – #GirlsInTech at Vivid Ideas


As part of the 2016 Vivid Sydney Festival, Intel held #GirlsInTech as part of the Vivid Ideas presentations, with research and panel discussions about girls in STEM subjects and the challenges – both personal and systemic – that need to be overcome to improve the number of women participating in tech fields such as coding and engineering.

This TER live episode presents the entire event with minimal editing.

00.00 Opening Credits & Intro
02:12 Welcome – Katie Ford – @KatherineLFord
07:57 Kate Burleigh – General Manager Intel A-NZ – @Kate_Burleigh
36:20 Research Presentation

53:40 Panel Discussion 1

1:17:17 Panel Discussion 2

1:45:24 Acknowledgements and Sign Off

Special thanks to Joachim Cohen @JoachimCohen123 and @IntelANZ

TER #062 – Education & Technology with Alan November – 24 Jan 2016


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Main Feature: Alan November talks about technology in education and issues with Education and politics.

Regular Features: Cameron and Corinne discuss issues in education, including the Federal government announcement about Gonski, the Senate Inquiry into the treatment of students with disabilities in the school system and the NSW propoaal for personality tests for student teachers.

00:00 – Opening Credits

01:19 – Intro

02:50 – Gonski – Birmingham’s summer announcement

14:32 – Senate inquiry into students with disabilities in the school system

36:15 – Personality tests for teachers

53:06 – Feature Introduction

55:34 – Interview – Alan November

01:11:02 – Discussion

01:27:00 – Quote and Sign Off


TER #058 – Whole-School Blended Learning with Peter West – 15 Nov 2015


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Main Feature: Peter West, director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College in Qld, talks about their whole-school approach to blended learning, and the process of implementing their whole-school approach.

Regular Features: Cameron and Corinne discuss: Issue in vocational education; the idea of a national school starting age; recent federal court ruling on Victorian school laptop scheme.

Links & Timecodes:

00:00 – Opening Credits

01:19 – Intro

01:41 – Vocational education funding

17:54 – Federal Court ruling on Victorian laptop scheme

27:35 – National school starting age

45:43 – Feature Intro

47:46 – Interview – Peter West

01:34:10 – Announcements

01:35:13 – Quote & sign off

TER #056 – Roleplay-based Pedagogy with James Witchard – 18 Oct 2015

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Main Feature: As a teaching tool, Roleplay offers a way for students to engage personally and emotionally with learning activities. James Wictahrd has been researching and implementing

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler talks about ways to improve Professional learning in schools; Spotlight on Special Education, Tim Connell discusses Positive Behaviour, Intervention and Supports (PBIS); Reports: Corinne talks about her recent visit to the Microsoft Office in Sydney; Cameron provides a snapshot of the recent Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Continue reading

TER #051 – Computational Thinking with Meredith Ebbs – 12 July 2015

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Join us for our 2nd Anniversary at TeachMeet: Engage!

Main feature: Meredith Ebbs discusses computational thinking in an interview recorded at Edutech 2015.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the issue of ‘The System’ being a perceived obstacle to innovation; Education in the News, Cameron and Corinne discuss literacy and numeracy tests for teachers and the recent National Summit on Student Engagement.

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TER #049 – Innovating with technology in the classroom with Gary Stager – 14 June 2015


Main Feature: Recorded live at Intel’s VIVID Sydney event on May 25th, Dr. Gary Stager’s presentation entitled CREATING AND INNOVATING WITH TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler discusses the issue of Cheating in education; Education in the News; Spotlight on Special Education, Tim Connell discusses Social & Emotional Learning. Continue reading