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A guide to programming languages for coding in class

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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Infographic: How much time are Australian 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: Building presence and rapport via 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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On cloud nine – 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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The Research Files Episode 26: 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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Daraprim students – a lesson in perseverance

The achievements of Sydney high school students who replicated the active ingredient in price-hike drug Daraprim is a tale of resilience and perseverance.

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Measuring dexterity with this library archive 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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Debunking education myths

In his first Teacher column of 2017, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher debunks some of the myths about what makes a successful education system.

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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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