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Stand out
Stand out
Five marketing tips for your school in 2020 The new decade marks a new era for many, presenting a new opportunity to review what is working and what needs improving in your school, there are five key factors critical to contemporary school marketing strategies.
NAPLAN nerves good?
NAPLAN nerves good?
Does NAPLAN build resilience? Resilience is the ability to push through negative emotions and keep going when a situation is stressful or unsettling. Dr Selina Samuels, argues that NAPLAN offers young people the perfect dose of this very thing. 
Courses of course
Courses of course
Micro-credentialling at every stage of learning HaileyburyX, a new project from independent school Haileybury, creates short courses for teachers, parents and students from pre-school to Year 12 that can be accessed anywhere in the world.    Working in small teams, Haileybury teachers are developing the courses in-house supported by HaileyburyX Director Prof Peter Thomas, who brings a background in higher education, technology and innovation to the initiative.
Activties made easier
Activties made easier
Skills and Thrills collaborates with Flexischools as children's activities partner Kids activities provider Skills and Thrills has announced a collaboration with Flexischools, making it easier for parents to book children’s activities. Flexischools is an online ordering, payments and communications platform for parents, schools and suppliers.
Game on
Game on
Using tech to make maths fun Teachers using technology like learning management software to keep track of students’ progress and set personalised tasks and even educational video games that demonstrate mathematical concepts in an engaging way have reported that it helps students’ interest in maths.
Ag tech
Ag tech
Teachers invited to see farm tech Farming is one of our foundational industries but many might not be aware of how technology driven it has become and teachers from southern Queensland and northern NSW have are being encouraged to see what’s happening for themselves.
Exercise caution
Exercise caution
School software company activates COVID-19 plan Reporting and school management software specialist Accelerus XUNO has activated its COVID-19 Emergency Plan. In a communiqué to around 1000 schools, the company has announced a range of internal and external measures aimed at easing the expected transition from classroom teaching to a form of 'distance learning'.
Home schooling prevalent
Home schooling prevalent
Home educators need support With nearly 20,000 Australian children now being taught by their parents at home, education researchers are calling for greater support for the sector. Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers Dr Eileen Slater, Dr Kate Burton and Dr Dianne McKillop surveyed 385 guardians of 676 home-schooled children to draw a more accurate picture of why Australian families are choosing this option.
Here today...
Here today...
Will your teaching staff be here at the end of the year? Workload, particularly increased non-teaching tasks, lack of support, and the lack of respect and appreciation for the teaching profession, are the main reasons many teachers choose to leave the occupation (Buchanan, 2010).
Dr Vicki Cameron, PeopleBench Chief Education Officer
Grants mark science week
Grants mark science week
Generous grants mark National Science Week Forensic science, ocean sustainability and pop-up health lab projects are among those being funded by the Government’s 2020 National Science Week Grants.
Go Go Sphero
Go Go Sphero
How to harness Sphero Sphero products of are of exceptional quality, highly adaptable and plenty of fun to use. I use Sphero SPRK+ across multiple age groups.
Adam King, P-12 Instructional Designer
Change creeps up
Change creeps up
Leading in a world of exponential technologies As humans we are designed to think in linear terms. This produces a paradox for educational leaders. It is very hard for us to see what is about to happen as all we can draw on is what has happened which has largely been linear.
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