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Top I0 blogs for classroom tech

These are some of the best sites teachers can visit for reviews, advice, discussion and more. By Fran Molloy. Keeping up with technology trends in education is a Sisyphean task for already-overloaded teachers. The smartest way is to piggyback on ...

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Parent-teacher app conference

School Stream and other products take communications mobile. By Fran Molloy. More than 1200 Catholic primary school principals will receive notifications of meetings, minutes, policy updates and newsletters through a new smartphone app called School Stream. Karyn Prior is the ...

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It’s the style that counts

Teachers develop new concepts around the widely accepted idea that manners of learning vary. By Fran Molloy. Whilst debates rage over curriculum content, teaching styles, technology, exams and even homework, there’s one thing most classroom teachers have embraced, and that ...

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Privacy is hard to prove

Governments and educators may have a difficult time reassuring parents that their children’s online accounts are safe from data mining. By Fran Molloy. With long-awaited changes to Australia’s national privacy laws in force from March 12, 2014, schools can expect ...

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Name of the game is teaching

Educators are unlocking the classroom potential of popular Minecraft program. By Fran Molloy. Teachers across Australia are jumping on an international gaming-in-education phenomenon by using the low-tech “sandbox” computer game Minecraft to engage their students in all sorts of advanced ...

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‘We do real science’

Victorian teacher finds there’s no inspiration for her students like working on actual computer research projects. By Fran Molloy. A high school teacher in Victoria has come up with a novel way of engaging her senior students in computer science ...

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The computer just gets in the way

The CS Unplugged website, with its offline activities, is the basis for much of a proposed computational thinking curriculum unit, and a MOOC that will help train teachers for it. By Fran Molloy. A series of classroom exercises and resources ...

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Phenomenons amongst fads

The challenge: sift through all the hype to understand which new gadgets and tools will lead education down the path of success. By Rob Livingstone. We are all living in a global experiment, the results of which will not be ...

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All over it

No matter where students go these days, the tools of learning go with them, and the transitions from place to place can be simple. By Fran Molloy. There’s a new buzzword making the rounds in education and technology conversations worldwide. ...

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Please open your browsers…

  More and more resources and learning tools connected with classes are moving online, and emerging teaching trends reflect the change. By Dallas Bastian. An increasing amount of learning is going online and the curriculum is following suit. Griffith University ...

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