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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

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Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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Adaptability the key as Mathspace expands to Hong Kong

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Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity, as the digital ...

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Apple teaches teachers how to use tech

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Technology can be good for teachers, if they know how to use it. Otherwise it’s a perennial frustration for the teacher, and an impediment to learning for the student. That’s why Michelle Michael, acting principal of Gymea Bay Public School ...

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Private tutoring gets the Uber treatment

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The Australian private tutoring industry has been Ubered by a pair of software engineers operating out of Brisbane. For co-chief executives and founders Sam Robertson and Cameron Schmidt, the story of Scooter Tutor began in 2007. Schmidt initially came up ...

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Snapchat joins fight against cyber-bullying

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Snapchat, used by teens in schools all over Australia, has joined the Children’s eSafety Commissioner’s fight against cyber-bullying. Andree Wright, acting Children’s eSafety Commissioner, said Snapchat would now work with the office to remove cyber-bullying material posted on the app. The ...

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Sydney students talk tech with Microsoft boss

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Technology products are permeating today’s classrooms, and a group of students got to meet one of the brains behind it all. Two classes of students from Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus met with Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella to showcase ...

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