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States struggling to compute NAPLAN digitisation

The national digitisation of NAPLAN isn’t being processed smoothly by the states and territories. Queensland is the latest state to pull out of the NAPLAN online testing trial. The sunshine state education minister Kate Jones made this announcement on 7 ...

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Teddy bear data held to ransom

Horror films featuring malevolent children are scary as hell for a reason: the cognitive dissonance between their innocent appearance and evil minds. Deceptive teddy bears are similarly frightening. In CloudPets’ case, their cuddly fur belies their privacy-breaching tendencies. The toy ...

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Five-year-olds develop app for preschoolers

In 1930, we had trampolines. Thirty years later, we got Transformers. In the 90s, it was all about the underwater walkie-talkie. Now, the latest iteration of child-designed toys is, of course, an app. Developed by 5-to-7-year-olds, in conjunction with social science ...

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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

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

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

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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