Jacaranda recently celebrated an important milestone: over one million inspired learners on JacarandaPLUS, the online portal that we launched seven years ago to house all Jacaranda digital resources. Jacaranda pioneered a change in the publishing industry with JacarandaPLUS, which was designed to expand the reach of educational resources and inspire learners by providing students and teachers with easy access to eBooks, games and interactive resources in one digital bookshelf.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, we asked educators nationwide how Jacaranda digital solutions have benefited them, their school and/or their students in our Seven years, seven figures competition. The response was fantastic and we received more than 180 entries, reaffirming that the work we do helps students achieve their full potential. Thirteen responses were chosen by Jacaranda leadership as our competition winners and you can read these entries below.
We’d like to once again thank everyone who entered our competition and told us how Jacaranda digital solutions are helping to enrich learning experiences. We relentlessly seek new ways to innovate and were proud to be the first Australian publisher to introduce an immersive digital learning platform for Years 7-10 this year. We look forward to our continued partnership as we work together to unlock the transformational power of digital learning.
Meet the winners of the Seven years, seven figures competition
Jacaranda digital products have opened doors to more engaging and productive learning experiences for everyone! A revolutionary tool, I can track vulnerable students, plus extend and challenge others. Anne Quill, Teacher, Marist College Ashgrove
Jacaranda is a valued education partner, with eBookPLUS and digital-first products providing Loyola College the perfect contemporary learning resources for improved student outcomes in our 24×7 online, iPad/BYOD learning environment. Victor Dalla-Vecchia, ICT Manager, Loyola College
Teaching has become a dream! Motivation of students wanting to work has gone through the roof! Students love the extra activities, quizzes and online work they can access via their iPads. Nicholas Miller, Teacher, St Andrew’s College
My students with educational support needs have been able to flourish through the incredible range of interesting, engaging and diversified activities found within Jacaranda digital products. Engagement equals opportunity. Peter De Audney, Head of Department, Toongabbie Christian School
Digital products are portable, give prompt feedback and link to the relevant resource. The Jacaranda Help Desk responds quickly and appropriately. assessON reduces my marking and helps me monitor my students progress. Kate Borger, Teacher, Brisbane Grammar
The comprehensive information, great learning activities and terrific teacher support means that I know what I am doing and the students can have confidence in my teaching. Bronwyn Howell, Teacher, Alexandra Secondary College
They have helped me to plan and execute my lessons better, to use innovative teaching methods and to engage students more effectively while minimising planning time. Bill Murray, Teacher, Mentone Girls Secondary College
Jacaranda has well-structured chapters, thought-provoking questions, beautiful images and diagrams that help students engage with the topics. Their online resources are excellent! Nathan Spurr, Teacher, Parade College
Jacaranda digital products have enabled our students to have instant access to resources, textbooks and assessments. This has led to improved learning capabilities and greater student outcomes. Les Butler, Teacher, St Brigid’s College
All the resources all in one place, at an accessible price, have enabled us to take the next step in revolutionising teaching through 1:1 learning. Karen Terry, Principal, St Helena Secondary College
JacPLUS provides resources at their fingertips (especially on iPads), is interactive and engaging, cross-curricular and cross platform (thank you!) and content is relevant and current. Simply, the best value for money. Dale Sheppard, Teaching & Learning Coordinator, St Joseph’s College
JacPLUS has changed my role in the classroom from teacher to facilitator! The content is insightful. The interactives bring diversity to each lesson. Best still, no heavy books to carry! Kylie Morrissey, Teacher, St. Joseph’s College Echuca
JacPLUS has allowed me to easily structure my teaching and learning program around the Australian Curriculum. The activities are relevant and diverse, engaging and challenging. Sarah Clare, English Coordinator, Victory Christian College