No-limits data plans may be a boon for Australian consumers. But the move could put students at risk, freeing them from reliance on protected school networks to go free-range on their own data.
Smartphones that slip into a backpocket and tablets that tuck into schoolbags have allowed kids to inhabit a digital world largely invisible to the grown-ups - and seemingly impossible to supervise.
Integrating technology into the classroom can have huge benefits. But it’s not always straightforward. - guest blogger Brendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University
BYOD (bring your own device)
The rise and rise of digital learning has spoiled educators for choice when it comes to teaching apps. But having too many options on the table can be as daunting as having too few.
Adding to the 600 schools that Family Zone Education Solutions currently has, a recent article published in The Educator Online covered the roll-out in Coomera Anglican College on The Gold Coast in Queensland. Coomera Anglican College will ...
If we ban phones from classrooms, are we passing up an opportunity for learning?
It’s a bit of buzzword in educational circles today. But what does it really mean? What (if anything) is special about good digital citizenship as distinct from good citizenship generally?
Phone bans at school simply don’t work, many educators argue. And isn’t the whole idea counterproductive in today’s digital age?