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Data literacy: embracing the digital age

Like reading and writing, data literacy must be developed early in a child’s education. In today’s digital economy, making sense of data is paramount to organisations far and wide. As such, data and analytics skills are in demand across all ...

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Working the network: LinkedIn for schools

With the right strategies, LinkedIn can be a powerful online tool for schools. LinkedIn is so much more than simply an online resume for graduating students or a branding and alumni tool for secondary schools and colleges. There are many ...

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Gaming as an educational tool

Electronic games tick all the boxes: they’re fun, challenging and stimulate reward responses in the brain. So how can they be effectively used in the classroom? This was the subject of a discussion led by Dr Bron Stuckey at the SMART ...

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Monitoring solutions

An effective and reliable network monitoring system can help mitigate infrastructural challenges. As technology advances, so too does its use across different industries, including the education sector. In the contemporary education environment, schools and universities are becoming increasingly reliant on ...

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Dealing with laptop breakages at school

A growing number of Aussie schools are making the transition to the concept of bringing your own device (BYOD). While parents may have reservations, there is research to support that BYOD has a positive impact on learning outcomes. Schools dealing with tight budgets ...

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Auslan gets a virtual reality check

With technology disrupting everything, including education, it’s no surprise that Auslan is next. Australia’s predominant sign language is being digitally upgraded by SignVR; a virtual reality education platform. Designed by young entrepreneur Jessie Hughes, it aims to make Auslan more ...

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Aussie students win politicised robotics tournament

At the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Olympics, politics was also at play. At the eleventh hour, Donald Trump allowed an all-female Afghani team, whose visas had been twice-rejected, to compete. They may have owned the spotlight, but it was an Australian team that ...

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Ten-year-olds code on government’s tab

Sid Jain, a serious looking ten-year-old, was so entranced by coding his eyes didn’t leave the screen when I asked him his name. Though he assured me he was “having fun” as he completed the below task. Jain’s year 5 ...

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More than robo-markers: AI in the classroom

To some, artificial intelligence (AI) sounds like a futuristic possibility. But it’s already here, and it’s prolific. Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are just two examples of advanced AI embedding itself into our lives. Education, too, is not immune to AI’s creep. When it ...

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