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Testing on demand: a new era of assessment

When it comes to education, no topic is more controversial than high stakes testing. We know that quality feedback and assessment is essential – how else can we know if students understand what they’re being taught? But how and when ...

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Maths teacher to deliver Australia Day Address

Internationally recognised high school mathematics teacher Eddie Woo has been selected to deliver this year’s NSW Australia Day Address. Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement last week, and praised the Cherrybrook Technology High School teacher for transforming the way students ...

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Technology in education: a forecast for 2018

Digital transformation and the rise of millennials are dominating headlines in the Asia Pacific region (APAC). Rapid advancements in technology are drastically improving the way we do things. As millennials come of age, modern students will be adept with technology, ...

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The internet of school things

How technology will connect educators and students, and usher in a new age of smart schools. Schools are becoming increasingly technology rich. Many provide connected devices for students or have programs that enable students to bring their own devices (BYOD). ...

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How to keep kids cyber-safe at school

The constant changes in technology can be overwhelming for schools. While the increasing adoption of online learning is transforming education, it’s also opening the door for sophisticated security threats, as well as a rise in cyber bullying, radicalisation and child ...

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Data literacy: embracing the digital age

Like reading and writing, data literacy must be developed early in a child’s education. In today’s digital economy, making sense of data is paramount to organisations far and wide. As such, data and analytics skills are in demand across all ...

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Working the network: LinkedIn for schools

With the right strategies, LinkedIn can be a powerful online tool for schools. LinkedIn is so much more than simply an online resume for graduating students or a branding and alumni tool for secondary schools and colleges. There are many ...

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Gaming as an educational tool

Electronic games tick all the boxes: they’re fun, challenging and stimulate reward responses in the brain. So how can they be effectively used in the classroom? This was the subject of a discussion led by Dr Bron Stuckey at the SMART ...

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