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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 conversation, too.

 
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How our Partner School Program can work for your school community

In the classroom - as in the rest of life - technology giveth, and technology taketh away. So how can schools ensure that they get the best out of connected learning environments, while minimising the downside?

 
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Parents grade schools on ICT

An overwhelming majority of Australian adults, 86%, believe it’s important for schools to teach information technology skills, and two-thirds agreed that technology was making a positive contribution to education, according a national ...

 
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Tips for teaching with apps

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.

 
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Digital citizenship: What it is, why it matters

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?

 
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Is online pornography the new sex ed?

Are young people getting their sex education from pornography? The New Zealand Education Review Office thinks so - and most international experts agree. Should schools be doing more to address this?  

 
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Paying attention to screen-time and ADHD

If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.

 
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The case against a blanket phone ban

Calls for banning smartphones in schools are being heard right around the world, following the recent lead of France and Albania. But what's the case for the other side?

 
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Linewize Classwize: Your superpower for managing student internet

As an educator, you don’t need x-ray vision to figure out that you and your students aren’t always on the same page.

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