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How to construct AR
How to construct AR
Creating augmented reality learning objects for positive learning outcomes The purpose of this article is to provide a means by which educators and students can utilise the benefits of AR.  We provide insight into how learners and educators can successfully create their own learning objects or incorporate a wide array of 3-dimensional visuals, sounds, and images.
G Andrew Page, Ph.D. and Ragnar Purje, Ph.D.
Go to bed
Go to bed
Routines and time off devices for a good sleep The anecdotal evidence is there, sleepy, grumpy kids are disinterested in anything other than more sleep. Students are rarely getting the recommended 8-10 hours per night, averaging 7.5 hours of sleep during the school term and 8.2 hours during the school holidays.
Data literacy
Data literacy
Introducing data literacy In a Q&A with Jordan Morrow, Global Head of Data Literacy, Qlik, we look at how data literacy can be incorporated into classrooms and how some are doing it now.
Tech will transform education
Tech will transform education
Five ways technology will transform education Technology has always been seen as a silver bullet when it comes to disrupting or completely transforming traditional industries. Human potential ­­– the way we share, connect, buy, sell, travel –  is so closely associated with big leaps in technology, that many are waiting to see what learning will look like by 2030. 
Read quality stuff
Read quality stuff
Read good material for the most benefit Reading is good but reading quality stuff is better, magazines and websites present everyday concepts with regular vocabulary which makes for valuable reading practice but interesting, innovative material makes the reader push themselves and develop their cognition.
Increasing knowledge
Increasing knowledge
Stolen Generations grants further Indigenous knowledge in schools There has been a national shift in perception around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and this is being driven, in part, by more Indigenous knowledge at the school level. Towards that schools can now apply for grants of up to $500 to access stolen generations teaching material.
Code Jumper for vison impaired coding
Code Jumper for vison impaired coding
Code Jumper teaches blind kids to code Code Jumper assists 7-11 year olds, regardless of their level of vision, to learn the basics of computer coding and programming skills.
Vison impaired inclusion
Vison impaired inclusion
Building a curriculum that includes students with vision impairment The first national curriculum for students with a vision impairment could be rolled out in schools across Australia soon with trials taking place in schools later this year.
Handwriting helps literacy
Handwriting helps literacy
Handwriting vital to literacy Despite a tech heavy education sector good old fashioned hand writing is looking to be an essential part of learning and a shift to paperless schools does not have strong empirical research to back it.
Barometer of influence
Barometer of influence
Maximising impact on student learning: high effect size strategies in a science classroom As an early career teacher, more so than experienced teachers, you are exposed to numerous teaching practices that all work to enable greater student learning. It creates a problem – they can’t all be implemented at once, but how do we know which practices we should be using and which will work best?  
Kendal Sallery Science Teacher, Lake Joondalup Baptist College
Fighting to keep girls in school
Fighting to keep girls in school
Meet the Maasai woman fighting to keep girls in school Humanitarian and social activist Dr  Kakenya Ntaiya tours Australia, celebrating International Women’s Day, March 2-9
AI aided integrity
AI aided integrity
Using AI to set students straight and streamline assessment The thing about plagiarism or maybe paying someone else to write your paper for you is that it is counter-productive. So a student might have managed to pull a fast one and perhaps received a good mark but it’s kind of self-defeating in that they will not have learned much.
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