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The upside of confusion

“I think a lot of people just assume confusion is absolutely a bad thing as a part of a learning process.” “Huh?,” one might reply to Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Jason Lodge. Along with his colleagues at his ...

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Teachers experience virtual reality

More than 300 teachers are expected to flock to an event today which will showcase how new technology can transform the classroom. A Department of Education initiative, InteractEd will be hosted by the University of Newcastle to support the effective ...

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New technology transforms learning

Students at Coomera Anglican College are visiting Egypt in the morning, Antarctica at lunch, and Mars in the afternoon, thanks to the opening of its newest facility, The Pod, this week. The futuristic facility was designed to “take learning out of ...

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Robots clash in national student competition

Robots were in abundance at Sydney Olympic Park over the weekend, as students participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Australian Regionals. A total of 22 international teams and 52 Australian teams went head to head on Saturday, after spending six-weeks ...

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Students explore robotics in space

Coding opportunities are now out of this world, and high school students from every state will soon code robots in space for free. Young space-enthusiasts across the country will have the opportunity to control NASA robots inside the International Space ...

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The little-known benefits of Minecraft

Could Minecraft be as good for kids as playing ‘house’, or pretending to be their favourite superheroes? Given the controversy over screen time, this is a seemingly bold question – one that researcher Jane Mavoa is exploring. Based on her ...

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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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