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Still a bit cloudy

Many Australian educational institutions are taking up cloud-based services. But everyone still isn’t on board. By Fran Molloy. Cloud storage is much safer than local storage, tech experts argue, so a recent decision by Swedish authorities that banned schools from ...

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Education the key to safety online

  Classes to encourage students to become responsible digital citizens are meeting a growing need. By Fran Molloy. "The secret is actually to talk about it. Talk about the scenarios and question students, get them to engage in decision-making in ...

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New tools, new skills

  Innovation is flourishing as our schools explore new strategies for teachers’ personal development, ranging from social media to video to face-to-face discussion. By Antonia Maiolo. Schools, teachers and organisations in Australia are taking up innovative approaches to support professional ...

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Pie in the sky no more

The technology is there for remote learning, paperless classrooms and more. Now it’s up to the schools. By Adam Centorrino. While it sometimes seems that classrooms are in a constant ferment of change, the development of cloud technology has the ...

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Data challenges in the digitised schoolroom

The move for students to use their own devices at school brings new challenges to IT departments in managing ever-proliferating data. By Michael Porfirio. "Vendors are evolving to become trusted partners where they work with a broad range of hardware ...

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Explorers in a miniature world

From chemistry and biology to maths and even English, it seems no subject is immune to the magic of the wonderful world revealed by the digital microscope. By Fran Molloy. Microscopes have come a long way from the heavy, difficult-to-use ...

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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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