Rehtori Jukka Sormunen

World by headmasters eyes.


July 2012

Learning and Teaching with iPads: St Agnes iPad implementation

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“St Agnes Catholic High School are moving ahead with their 1 to 1 program for their Year 8 students. St Agnes was involved in the trial of iPads during 2010 and since then have researched and consulted extensively with a strategic process across staff, students and parents towards ensuring an effective implementation program. This has included learning opportunites for staff and students as well as ongoing communication across the school community. The focus has been on the learning and how this device could assist in providing real mobile learning opportunities.”

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10 New Ways Twitter Is Changing The College Lecture

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Continuing our theme of using Twitter in education this week, we bring you a look at the ways Twitter is causing the current lecture model to evolve. The following analysis is brought to you by our content partners over at Online Universities.


Gone is the time when PowerPoint was the most impressive communication technology in the lecture hall. These days, students and professors enjoy the power of Twitter, a tool that allows for digital discussions to supplement and even guide lecture sessions. So how exactly is Twitter changing the college lecture as we know it?


Read on to find out about 10 different ways.


– Mobile devices are welcome in the lecture hall once again

– Lectures become a conversation

– Bashful students are speaking up

– More students get connected in large lectures

– Students stay engaged beyond the lecture

– Dorm discussions don’t happen as much anymore, and that’s OK

– There’s more information saved now than ever before

– Students think about lectures even when they’re not at school

– Review sessions happen anywhere

– Fewer classroom disruptions exist


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