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Teaching kids to work with data

  An enterprising teacher has shown how even primary age children can use data and technology to engage with the wider world. By Fran Molloy. Anne Mirtschin is an economics teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College in the Western District of ...

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Students meet world

Video conferencing turns schools into global crossroads.  By Fran Molloy It was 6 o’clock on a dark winter evening last term when the kids from Bronwyn Joyce’s Year 5/6 class came back to school with their parents, still in their ...

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Training for what’s next

  Google Teacher Academy helps educators prepare students for the future. By Fran Molloy        Abi Woldhuis was one of 50 teachers from all over the world who attended the Google Teacher Academy in Sydney in May this ...

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Tweet, follow or get out of the way

Educators are sharing ideas all over the world via Twitter and other social media tools. By Fran Molloy A Twit-ocracy of collaboration is levelling century-old institutional barriers across Australia, as teachers from independent, government and systemic schools share resources, ideas ...

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TeachMeets tech

Informal gatherings help educators find, implement new tools. By Fran Molloy The global TeachMeet movement started in Scotland in 2005 when a group of teachers got together to share ideas about introducing technology into their classrooms – and the concept ...

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Policies in education

  The two major parties have begun outlining their education policies for the September election, with frustratingly few details. by Fran Molloy In the lead-up to the federal election in September, education policy will be under the collective microscope – ...

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Embracing online classroom learning

  You don’t have to be tech-savvy to introduce online learning to students – often, it’s just about being the facilitator of change. By Fran Molloy As schools embrace computers and digital learning, there are more expectations that teachers will ...

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Video games better than TV for kids

Children could be better off playing video games over the school holidays than watching television, a new study shows. Dr Penny Sweetser, Dr Daniel Johnson and Dr Peta Wyeth, from Queensland University of Technology Games Research and Interactive Design (GRID) ...

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