How Do Students Learn and Teachers Teach?

Have you ever wondered how education takes place among students and teachers? Watch this podcast to find out.


Video Highlights

0:00:15.8 How do students learn and teachers teach?

00:00:43 Questions to consider

Transcript: How Do Students Learn and Teachers Teach?

Download PDF Transcript

So, the first question that you want to be able to answer is—it’s about your present context right now—so, the question is: How do your students learn and how do your teachers teach?

So, how do your students learn and how do your teachers teach?

Now, there’s a whole range of questions that would come up underneath this, I guess in terms of this question here, and I’m going to give these to you in a minute and you’ll have time to go back through and have a look at them. But the first thing is, here are some questions that can get you thinking on this—and I’ll pause for 20 seconds between each of them—and you can just have a quick reflection time.

So, do students learn better when they have access to a pen? Have you considered that? So, when talking about that old technology not created equal, so when it comes to what technology you are going to use and what training are you going to provide, do students learn better when they have access to a pen?

Another question that you might want to consider is: Do our teachers display resilience and persistence when they face technology difficulties?

So, we all know that technology doesn’t work immediately. Sometimes there’s issues with that. So, we want to make sure that our teachers have a level of resilience and persistence. How is that there in your school? Just have a quick think.

What about your students? You know, sometimes we think that students will just persevere and persist with technology. But we know that, that’s not the case, right? So, students, when they are faced with a problem, sometimes they just give up straight away.

Another question that you might want to ask yourself is: As a school, do we tolerate or do we celebrate or do we resist change?

How do your Students Learn and Teachers Teach? Things to consider.. #edtech #GAFE #aussieED Click To Tweet

So, as a culture in your school, do you resist change, do you tolerate change, or do you celebrate change? Where would you be on that change continuum?

Another question for you is (this one around engagement): So, is student engagement and learning enhanced with the use of technology?

And before you just give a general yes or no answer to that, how will you measure this? So, what measurement systems do you have in place to actually track the fact that engagement has gone up and learning has been enhanced because you are using technology? How are you going to measure that at your school? This is your present system. What is in place right now?

And the next one we’ve got here is: How will we use technology to enhance the outcomes we are already experiencing?

So, in your schools, you’ve already got some great things happening. Regardless if you’re a high school or primary school, you’ve already got some good things happening in your school, students are achieving at a great level in some areas. So, how is technology going to enhance those outcomes? How can you actually take that great stuff and make it even better?

Alright. And here is the last question for you: Are we going to try and fix out weaknesses or are we trying to build our strength?

So, why are you using technology? Are you using technology because there is a number of things in your school that you are not happy about and there’s a number of frustrations you are trying to solve or are you using technology to actually enhance what’s working well for you? What’s the strategy? So, what’s in place right now?

Download PDF Transcript

How to quickly find an email in Microsoft Outlook for Mac

How to quickly find an email in Microsoft Outlook for Mac

It’s so easy to waste time digging through folders and scrolling through search results trying to find that email that you just know is hidden somewhere. In this blog post, I’ll explain how the Outlook for Mac search feature works and how you can use it to quickly find the email you are looking for.


Hour of Code – Brilliant resource for you and your students!

Coding is a great way for your students to put computational thinking into action. The Hour of Code resources are an exceptional place to explore and be guided through some coding activities. Awesome for teachers who may be feeling uncertain and great for students to get stuck into some cool coding challenges as the tutorials are clear and easy to follow.

Outclassed Podcast

Fake News and Getting Google Search to Work For You Ep 27

Get Notified Of Future Episodes: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcast | Stitcher | TuneIn + Alex | Podcast Addict | Podchaser | Deezer | Listen Notes In this Episode: To see all the OutClassed episodes go to Podcast Episode Highlights: Coming Resources and links mentioned: Transcript: Mike


Here’s What
Our Clients Say

PR Industrya


In 2018, Using Technology Better designed and delivered a two phase post-migration training program for this New Zealand based graphic design firm. The initial goal of the training program was to reduce frustration with G Suite, with the long term aim of facilitating a change in culture and collaboration that can lead to transformative practices

Download your skills checklist to see how you score...


Sign Up Now
To Get The Latest Updates


Holiday Rescue Maker Camp

Student to agree to and tick:
Guardian to agree to and tick: