Author Archives: Gerard Todd

New QuickSmart Kit Box Design

SiMERR has received the first delivery of its new design QuickSmart kit boxes for use in the Numeracy and Literacy programs. In a quest to improve the durability of the kit boxes, enhance their design to facilitate a wider range of uses … Continue reading

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QuickSmart Soon to Break 1000 School Milestone

‘Never in our wildest dreams did we expect QuickSmart to be so popular’ said co-developers Professors John Pegg and Lorraine Graham as they reviewed plans for 2014. QuickSmart, a numeracy and literacy program conducted by SiMERR, is expected to be implemented in its 1000th school … Continue reading

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2013 Data Upload Tool is Live.

We have been working hard fixing bugs and adding features to the data upload tool used by schools to submit their student data for reporting. I am pleased to announce that the 2013 version of the data upload tool has … Continue reading

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QuickSmart Private Area Passwords

The passwords to access the private areas have been changed for 2013. If you wish to upload your 2012 student data please use the links in the “Login” menu for the “Numeracy Data Upload” or “Literacy Data Upload” tools.  Your … Continue reading

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QuickSmart Featured on www.teachlearnshare.gov.au

QuickSmart has been featured on the Teach Learn Share website. Read the article at http://www.teachlearnshare.gov.au/.

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New Look for the QuickSmart Web Site

The QuickSmart website has been given a facelift – a new look and new features! We now have a  blog that feeds onto the website homepage and a stream of current QuickSmart news via our new RSS feed. QuickSmart users … Continue reading

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QuickSmart featured in UNE News and Events

The University of New England is demonstrating the power of broadband with key projects in education, health and agriculture. Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, visited UNE on Friday to hear more about the NBN-enabled projects. … Continue reading

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Latest QuickSmart Newsletter Available

Download the latest QuickSmart Newsletter. Visit the QuickSmart newsletter archive.

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QuickSmart named as finalists at Innovation Awards

Two education programs based at the University of New England were finalists in this year’s Northern Inland Innovation Awards. Click here to read the whole article.

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QuickSmart featured in the Education Review

John Pegg and Lorraine Graham published an article in the Education Review in October 2010 on their instructional program to improve literacy and numeracy for middle school students (QuicksSmart), which is seeing inspiring results. Click here to download a copy.

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