The phrase “innovate or die” wasn’t coined without reason. Innovation is defined as ‘changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas.’ Innovation in schools is essential in giving children an education that is relevant in our ever-changing world. Being innovative is not just inventing new things or bringing robots into the classroom, it’s adapting a classroom environment to deliver better teaching.
By Evan Karagiannis, eLearning Integrator
The Junior School recently staged its 4th annual Safer Internet Week. Safer Internet Week equips students to become digitally fluent 21st century citizens through authentic, unique and engaging learning experiences. Throughout the week, Kindergarten to Year 6 students participated in various age appropriate activities.
Reading is the single most effective way you can help your child to build his or her vocabulary. Strong vocabulary can help your son communicate and express himself better, and will be a benefit when he starts school. While we know that nothing can replace the benefits of reading, there are other avenues available that can help build our children’s vocabulary skills and engage them on a different level.
These vocabulary apps for early learners can help develop and broaden your son’s vocabulary.
The pros and cons of technology are a regular source of debate, particularly when it concerns young people, their education and the role of technology within education. Technology can have a profound impact on learning for children with dyslexia. There are many online tools that can make dyslexia management in the classroom easier for children, teachers and parents.
Here, we have identified the 20 best apps for kids with dyslexia. These tools can help with reading, writing, organisation, learning and presentations:
It’s likely you spend a lot of time trying to prise your teenager’s device from his hands. You are not alone. It is a fact that technology plays an increasingly vital role in your child’s life. It’s important that we recognise this and encourage children to use technology responsibly and as a learning tool. There are many apps that are particularly helpful as homework and study aids.
By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English
“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.
By Michael Leadbeatter, Dean of Technological and Applied Studies
The Technological and Applied Studies Department at Trinity Grammar School has had another busy year. I would like to recognise the great work of our students – we are so proud of their unique achievements. I’d also like to thank our staff members who have dedicated themselves to ensuring Technological and Applied Studies students get the best possible opportunities. They have spent many hours undertaking professional development, making sure they keep up-to-date with the latest technological and educational practices.
“Cyber bullying, harassment and online safety is the number one issue compromising the safety of kids in schools at the moment," said Senior Constable Susan McLean, Cyber Safety Advisor.
With the proliferation of websites, apps, online games and social media, today’s children are exposed to a vast array of content and images as well as being able to communicate and share with people across the globe. The content they are exposed to, information they share, and people they connect with, may not always be appropriate.
Many students have access to some sort of mobile viewing device. It may be an iPad, iPhone or an Android device. Many of these devices support a variety of different applications and understandably, parents often see them as big distractions to students who are supposed to be studying. However, there are many apps that can actually benefit your son’s learning. When you take a good look at what is available, you’ll be surprised to find a huge number of apps designed to assist in all aspects of your child’s learning.
Below are five apps that could benefit your son's learning:
Social media is an enjoyable, helpful tool that can enable you to keep in touch with family and friends. Young people will often communicate over social media when working on group assignments or organising events. They can also use it to help each other with homework or studies, so it can be a beneficial tool for your child’s education.