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EduTECH 2019: Britannica’s exciting new era

Many of us have fond memories of pouring over an Encyclopedia Britannica in high school, knowing it was both an easily digestible and trusted source of knowledge. Not much has changed in that sense, and 250 years later Britannica is still ...

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QUT’s new podcast series for teachers

Teachers are well known for all the support and guidance they provide students as they transition into the real world, but who’s there to support and guide the teachers? Well, one Australian university has thought long and hard about this ...

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EduTECH 2019: Podcasting to the world

Podcasting is the fastest growing digital content market in the world, with experts believing it will produce over $1 billion in revenue by 2021.  With its perfect blend of entertainment and information, the genre holds huge potential for education and ...

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Bringing the world into the classroom

As any educator will tell you: telling your students about something is one thing, but being able to show them is another. That’s the idea behind On Safari, the latest Google Expedition created by the NSW Department of Education and ...

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 EduTECH 2019: Expert shares what young readers need

Reading instruction, perhaps more than any other teaching practice, has always been fiercely contested, with the ‘war’ between phonics and whole language instruction reaching right back to the 1800s. In recent times, however, a lot of evidence-based research has underscored ...

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EduTECH 2019: Writing tool a hit in schools

Data shows there has been a worldwide decline in writing achievement. In trying to understand and counter this, Littlescribe founder and CEO Jenny Atkinson found that children needed a more authentic purpose for their writing and a sense of ownership. ...

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