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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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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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