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Study habits to help kids ace that test

Taking a break, staying focused and practicing past papers are just some of the tips education expert Ciaran Smyth has for children when it comes to studying for big exams. Smyth, an education expert from YourTutor.com.au spoke to education editor ...

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Qld school’s class size as small as it gets

Like the principals of many schools in small rural and regional communities, Charmaine Wilson is used to her student population ebbing and flowing. But perhaps unlike most other principals, when Wilson marked her role call sheet on the first day ...

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Tablets can make testing fun and easy

Using tablets to track learning in the early years of schooling can improve data management and is a fun and engaging way to assess the educational progress of students, a leading researcher says. Maurice Walker, a principal research fellow in ...

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Texting can boost child literacy

New research shows texting can help, not hinder, the reading and comprehension ability of school children. The Curtin University study involving junior schoolchildren has concluded that better interpretation of terms used in digital texting – textisms – can improve reading and language skills. ...

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Top Aussie literary works go online

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Reading Australia website, set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, ...

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Video gives valuable feedback

Giving students feedback on assignments via video could be more helpful than the common practice of writing comments in red pen, new research shows. In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Monash University information communication technologies expert ...

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Summer school heats up for science teachers

While their students might be still enjoying the summer break, a group of dedicated science teachers are already heading back to work in an effort to master new approaches that will inspire pupils to learn and possibly even consider STEM ...

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Dyslexia support on the way

A soon to be launched documentary project, titled Outside the Square, is hoped to raise broad awareness and support for school children struggling with dyslexia. Despite research indicating that one in ten Australian school children are living with dyslexia, Outside ...

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