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The best defence?

Most educators are now aware that cyber bullying is a term used to refer to bullying through the use of technology. In the school context, cyber bullying can occur amongst students and when school staff are subjected to online harassment, ...

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Beware the worm

Traditionally the family dog took the blame for missing homework. Now it’s more likely to be a worm’s fault. The increasing use of computers in school and at home means that there is a mounting risk that not only will ...

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Top 10 internet security tips

1. Install Internet Security software and regularly check that its threat definitions are up-to-date. If the security software you’re using has a software firewall, then turn it on. If not, then turn on the firewall of your operating system. Regularly ...

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Footprints in the sand

When Queensland’s education minister Geoff Wilson opened the “green” Peregian Springs State School earlier this year he trumpeted the fact that it had been awarded a four-star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia. He also announced that each ...

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So you want a revolution?

One of the major platforms the ALP took to the 2007 federal election was the digital education revolution (DER). When Labor won, overnight, the DER moved from being an election promise to government policy. This one policy highlights that the ...

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Hear no evil, see no evil

New research claims 65 per cent of Australian parents do not take any precautions to protect their children online. While two thirds are concerned about their children’s online safety, virtually the same amount allows them to surf the internet unsupervised. ...

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Lost in translation

More than half of all migrants to Australia each year are children or young people aged 18 years or under. Many of them – particularly children of refugee parents – speak little or poor English. While government schools embrace these ...

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Where old world meets new

Australia established its international reputation as a pioneer of distance education in 1951, when the Alice Springs School of the Air began offering lessons. But now, the nation is playing catch-up when it comes to offering online education to school ...

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Technologies to watch out for

Since 2002, a US group called the New Media Consortium has published its predictions for the most significant emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning or creative inquiry. Called the Horizon Reports, this fascinating publication identifies the ...

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Real experience in an unreal world

Alert to the opportunities offered by virtual environments, education has been one of the fastest sectors to embrace the concept, with hundreds of universities and schools either setting up their own islands in Second Life, or delivering course content in ...

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