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Dealing with bad digital behaviours post lockdown

Research by the Gonski Institute for Education published in early 2020 suggested that the amount of time students are spending on digital technology inside and outside school is having a significant impact on both their classroom learning and wellbeing. And this was before the pandemic!

 
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Classroom technology: What do students think?

Is technology in the classroom mostly a benefit to learning, or mostly a barrier? Educators have been debating the question for at least a decade. Yet the voices of the ultimate “end-users” - aka students - need to be included in the ...

 
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Seymour College commits to school community cyber safety

In the lead-up to its centenary and as part of its commitment to reduce bullying, one of Australia’s leading private schools for girls is making Family Zone protection mandatory on all learning devices for younger students outside of ...

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | classroom management | ICT capabilities | distraction | BYOD
Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use classroom technology

Integrating technology into the classroom can have huge benefits. But it’s not always straightforward.  - guest blogger Brendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University

 
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College tackles bullying beyond the school gate

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 ...

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | phone ban | classroom management | distraction | smartphones
Senior educator endorses use of phones to enhance learning

If we ban phones from classrooms, are we passing up an opportunity for learning?

 
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Are phone bans educationally sound?

Phone bans at school simply don’t work, many educators argue. And isn’t the whole idea counterproductive in today’s digital age?

 
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"You can't stop students using the powerful computers in their pockets"

"You can't stop students using the powerful computers in their pockets," notes the director of IT at England’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth School.

 
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Educating children on responsible internet use vs banning mobile phones from school - have you done your research?

The Internet is a part of our everyday lives, not just for mum and dad, but increasingly for children of all ages, too.

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