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A guide to programming languages for coding

So, you want to introduce coding in class but with so many programming languages out there how do you choose the one that’s right for your students? We asked Associate Professor James Curran for help.

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How much time are kids spending on screens?

The Australian Government's Department of Health recommends a maximum of two hours per day of screen time for entertainment for kids aged five to 12, but how many children adhere to these guidelines?

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Teaching Methods: Videoconferencing

It’s Technology Week at Teacher. In the latest episode of our Teaching Methods podcast series, we discuss strategies to build a classroom presence and rapport when videoconferencing with remote students.

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Digital resources – from consumer to curator

Dr Chris Campbell explains how a new digital resource project is encouraging educators and students to become curators, rather than just consumers, of teaching and learning content.

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The ‘granny’ network supporting students

It’s Technology Week here at Teacher. Today we take a look at the Granny Cloud network that’s supporting students in remote locations across the globe.

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Podcast: The five types of school leaders

Dr Alex Hill, Director of The Centre for High Performance, joins Teacher to discuss why there are five different types of school leaders, but only one type that can turn around a failing school.

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Measuring dexterity with this library gem

When digging in the ACER library archives we found the Crawford Small Parts Dexterity Test. In today’s video, editor Jo Earp gives it a go. Let’s see how she compares.

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Infographic: Teen reading habits

A new research study involving academics from Deakin University and Murdoch University is exploring the recreational reading habits of Australian teenagers. Here are some of the early findings.

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The effect of student tardiness on learning

Several studies have shown that school tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes for both the late student and their classroom peers. Here, we explore the issue.

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Behaviour Management Ep1: Dr Bill Rogers

Our guest for this first episode of the new series on Behaviour Management is Dr Bill Rogers. He shares his expertise on effective teaching, stress management, colleague support and teacher welfare.

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Anti-bullying strategies and their impact

New research explores how Australian schools are addressing issues of bullying and cyber bullying and the perceived effectiveness of the strategies used.

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Building a professional learning community

Having a strong school professional learning community benefits students and teachers alike, but how do you go about building one?

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Play as a vehicle for learning

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, speaks to Donna Harding about play-based learning in the early years.

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Events in 2017 to help with lesson planning

What is your personal challenge for 2017? What is your organisation’s challenge? Here, we take a look at some significant events that you could use to shape your lesson plans.

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Infographic: My second Teacher alphabet

What do you need information on? Differentiation? Leadership? Phonics? The second Teacher alphabet brings you quick links to popular content that you might find useful.

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Silburn scores a high five from global prize

This year promises to be something special for science teacher Dr Ken Silburn, who is the only Australian teacher to have made the top 50 finalists in the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

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Research Files: Students fooled by fake news

A new report from Stanford University has found that young people experience difficulties when it comes to evaluating information they find online. Teacher chats with the study's co-author Sarah McGrew.

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Critical thinking tools – the CRAP test

For two months now fake news has been the news.  So, how can educators help students to develop the skills they need to evaluate information? One tool is the CRAP test.

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