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Open-ended apps best for tablets, teacher says

If tablet technology is going to be used in the classroom, open-ended apps should be employed, to prevent tablets from becoming “21st century shut-up sheets”, one teacher has advised. Grant Jones, a technology teacher at St Marys Public School in Sydney’s ...

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Opinion: Formal schooling can wait

Over recent decades, in many countries across the world, there has been increasing concern about the disparity in life expectations between children born into relative affluence and those born into more disadvantaged circumstances. This is true between nations, of course, ...

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4 tips for building professional learning networks

A professional learning network (PLN) – it’s something teachers are told about at conferences. It consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from. In PLNs, people connect with other people for the specific purpose of learning ...

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Nature Research simplifies science on new website

Nature Research, the publishing group behind the prestigious scientific journal Nature, has launched a website to make complex science accessible to the general public.  The npj Science of Learning Community website was launched in collaboration with the University of Queensland. It aims to make ...

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Don’t grade Genius Hour, teacher says

Genius Hour is becoming a trend in schools in Australia and globally. And one teacher has warned teachers shouldn’t tell the students they will assess it, and shouldn’t mark it via a rubric. Otherwise, they’ll just get slide show presentations. And if ...

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Herald Sun to launch news website for children

News Corp’s Herald Sun newspaper will launch its Kids News website next year, with the goal of delivering age-appropriate information to school children – helping teachers discuss current affairs in the classroom. The website will be edited by Karina Grift, the Herald Sun’s education editor. ...

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Only one-third of parents save for children’s education

A survey has found that while most parents intend to save money for their children’s education, only one-third follow through – and most believe the federal government should help. The Australian Scholarships Groups (ASG) surveyed 1000 parents. ASG found that even though 93 per cent ...

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Don Bradman may now help students learn maths

How did Donald Bradman achieve a cricket batting average of 99.94? That’s a question school students may be answering with Bradman by the Numbers, a new addition to Cricket Australia’s free teaching resource, Cricket Smart. Aligned to the Australian Curriculum ...

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