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Tablets allow teachers to give faster, better feedback

A Melbourne high school has embraced the digital enhancement of traditional learning formats. Frankston High School has successfully implemented an eLearning program for teachers and students designed to blend digital and traditional teaching. Students at Frankston have been provided with tablets that, ...

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The value of natural excursions

Virtual excursions cannot replace the real thing, an author specialising in writing for and about children with additional needs has said. Anne Vize, who has also spent time teaching in the TAFE sector, said while virtual excursions are useful for ...

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Spelling predicts writing ability: research

Research from Charles Sturt University has found a student’s proficiency in spelling is the main indicator of being a good writer. Tessa Daffern, from CSU’s Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) analysed data from 1400 Year 3 and ...

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Legal eagles bring world of law to students

Bringing legal studies out of the textbook and into the real world is imperative to getting legal studies students interested in pursuing a law career, the chair of the Victorian law reform commission has said. Philip Cummins, a former Victorian ...

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Exams aren’t everything: Think Education

As school kids across the nation knuckle down in preparation for October’s Year 12 exams, the executive dean of private tertiary educator Think Education is encouraging parents to get their child to consider what they want to do with their ...

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Cochlear 3D printing gets kids all ears for science

A partnership program has school kids doing real science with real scientists. Growing Tall Poppies aims to boost numbers of high school students studying science by connecting them with mentor scientists, who guide the students in hands-on experiments. For example, this ...

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