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Drone education takes flight in schools

Drone education will expand to Australian schools – teaching children that drones are tools, not toys. 3D Robotics, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has expanded its academic program to launch in Australian schools. Hardware discounts and curriculum support will be available ...

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App hits the right beats teaching Mandarin

A new app will get school kids in the rhythm of learning Mandarin – literally. LoopSkool Chinese, developed by Scott Wallace, a student at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, plays rhythmic chants that help children learn Mandarin. Once they’ve ...

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Immigrants at Australian schools top OECD averages

While one-fifth of Australian immigrant children feel alienated at their school, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found that the situation is even worse in France and Belgium. Helping Immigrant Students to Succeed at School shows 3 ...

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Australia adopts ‘Minecraft’ coding tutorials

Minecraft will now be teaching Australian children how to code. Microsoft Australia has integrated the popular computer game into a coding tutorial designed for ages 6 and up. Players will use basic coding skills to navigate a two-dimensional world. Almost 21.4 million ...

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Casuals not aware of pro development chances: expert

Awareness is key in getting casual relief teachers the same professional development opportunities as those who work full-time, an expert has said. Associate professor Lawrie Drysdale, from University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, said while casual relief teachers (CRTs) ...

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