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Covid prepared
Covid prepared
Software can reduce Covid-19 outbreaks in schools by 36 per cent A tool released by Melbourne-based edtech start-up, Class Solver, is a good way of reducing the severity of an outbreak in a classroom by reducing the number of contacts an infected child might have.
Connect
Connect
Connecting schools boosts performance A peer group of schools that can exchange ideas and draw inspiration from each other’s experience has boosted the performance of the schools involved.
Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs
$2,500 in prize money in First Pitch For Kids 2020 comp Young entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for the chance to win a generous cash prize.
Techniques
Techniques
Learning how to learn: Metaskills are higher-order skills that lay the foundations for learning Metaskills are higher-order skills that lay the foundations for learning and succeeding at almost anything in life. Essentially, skills that help us to acquire skills.
Steve Glaveski, author and entrepreneur
Sick
Sick
Poor air quality has drastic effect on student learning A classroom with poor lighting or inadequate heating rarely goes unnoticed. But until recently, good air quality wasn’t on the radar of most Australian educators.
Dr Vyt Garnys and Prof Tony Arnel
Screening
Screening
Dystech screens for dyslexia with machine learning Australian startup Dystech has created Dyscreen, a simple to use but tech heavy screening app for dyslexia.
Amplified
Amplified
Frenemies can do the most harm – Peer Aggression and Wellbeing Study Bullying by close friends can be dismissed as horseplay, but when it becomes exclusion or rumour spreading the hurt is amplified.
Psychology
Psychology
How teachers can engage students learning from home Teachers are very familiar with the challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom, however keeping them interested and on task when they are learning remotely takes this challenge to a whole new level.
Sharon Turner, School Psychologist at Strathcona Girls Grammar
Security
Security
The state of cybersecurity in Australia’s education sector Cybercriminals only grow smarter as time goes on, and it seems that no one – no individual, company, or government – is ever prepared for the latest attack. Unfortunately, Australia is no different.
Jr School head
Jr School head
Wesley College names new head of junior school Mrs Jo Edinger is the new Head of Junior School at Wesley College in Perth, the school chose to promote a long term staff member.
Diversity
Diversity
Catering for diversity of students' learning abilities in today's learning environment  Schools have blended  learning and created programs to maximise student engagement and learning outcomes.
Lanella Sweet
Electives
Electives
Clever algorithms take the guesswork out of timetabling By utilising student preferences and building elective lines around them, Hunter Sport High School satisfied more students and better utilised resources.
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