Software to help your kids learn to read – online!

Mar 13, 2017 Categories: news

This article is from NSW and talks about one technology – MiniLit – that is helping students learn to read. It makes some interesting points about homweork too. Worth the read – about an 5min read. What do you think about homework? Useful or waste of time or somewhere in between?

What’s on the Horizon for our kids in schools?

Mar 12, 2017 Categories: Changing_Times

There’s a great report that gets released every year called the ‘Horizon Report‘. It focuses on technology use in education and makes predictions – that are often incredibly accurate. The 2016 K-12 Report makes predictions for the short, medium and longer term. Here’s the overview from here:   So, if this is accurate, by 2020,

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What have you been up to?

Mar 07, 2017 Categories: about me

Wow. Life is jam-packed at the moment. I’m working on my Doctoral thesis, working full-time, creating a new subject to teach next semester, training for a half marathon and rehearsing for a play with my local community theatre group. Too much to do and too little awake-time! I’m still loving my work and it is

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Tech Education in the News – not enough teachers who can teach coding?

Dec 23, 2016 Categories: news, Tech-Know @ Home

In the news this week: “As programming, computing and technology skills become part of the essential skill sets for school leavers, demand for teaching in these areas is taking off.  But the Department of Education has closed the MacICT Innovation Centre, its unique 15-year-old joint venture with Macquarie University that has been a pioneer in the

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