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Many flubs before a touchdown in a performance career

They say the best way to get ahead is to surround yourself with good people, and for the crowd at performing arts program Wakakirri’s Careers Day, that was certainly the case. Students had the opportunity to meet with and pick the brains of some of Australia’s best and brightest in the performing arts. Wakakirri continues to win the very precious time of Australia’s performing arts community. Read More

 

21 Jun 2018
Facebook’s Workplace for Good is free News Image

Facebook is a great way to goof off but when tweaked for the workplace it can be used as a very powerful communications and collaboration tool and the familiar layout and functions mean there’s very little training involved to get it running. Read More

21 Jun 2018
GitHub Education, a free program for schools News Image

Coders’ resource and collaboration site GitHub is offering schools its tools for free in a new GitHub Education bundle which includes developer tools, workflows for teachers and training. Read More

21 Jun 2018 | National
Jacaranda now on LearningField online textbook platform News Image

With the addition of Jacaranda to the Copyright Agency’s LearningField digital textbook platform, teachers now have access to the resources of 20 of Australia's best educational publishers. Read More

21 Jun 2018
Independent schools say caution needed in SES review News Image

The jury is still out on the the use of parents' personal income tax receipts to determine the amount of funding given to Independent and Catholic schools and the Independent Schools Council says caution should be exercised. Read More

21 Jun 2018 | NSW
Student smartphone use should be monitored not banned News Image

Bandwagons are a great thing and the latest is the anti-smartphones in schools one, but smartphones are an essential part of modern life and children should know how to use them appropriately. Read More

19 Jun 2018 | International
Close but here's a cigar anyway News Image

The value of reading material and then taking a quiz to promote memory is tried and true and recent research in the area supports the practice; making mistakes while learning improves memory for the right information. Read More

19 Jun 2018
Racism reason for indigenous underachievement? News Image

Pervasive, strong opinions about indigenous students and their inability to engage and learn effect their performance at all levels of education and in later life, still, a report to be presented to government says. Read More

19 Jun 2018 | USA
Specificity for better results News Image

High school students taught by a succession of teachers who specialised in teaching a subject instead of holding a general teaching degree consistently did better. Read More

19 Jun 2018 | USA
Flipgrid’s social learning catches Microsoft’s eye News Image

Flipgrid is a video based social platform aimed at school communities, think a snapchat/ whatsapp/ facebook mashup centred on classrooms. Microsoft has aquired the company and will provide it free to schools. Read More

19 Jun 2018
SA’s first driverless shuttle for public roads News Image

Flinders University in SA is giving us a taste of what is to come with the launch of the driverless electric shuttle which will start transporting members of the public around the Tonsley Innovation District. Read More

15 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
Children's reading and writing skills gone to the dogs News Image

Developing children’s reading ability is about confidence as much as smarts and having a gentle, non-judgmental audience to read to helps with building that confidence. Dogs do that very well. Read More

15 Jun 2018
Using social media for Assessment News Image

I sat in a taxi in Sydney last year, on my way to indulge in another large helping of steamed dumplings in my quest to try all of the top 8 dumpling restaurants Sydney has to offer (as voted by website Concrete Playground). Read More