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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?

Reader Submission

Classroom observation and feedback

Last year Christine Cawsey and Dr Tony Loughland wrote an article that discussed five key questions around observing a class and giving instructive feedback. Today, they return to the final three questions.

Short articles

Role modelling breaks down gender barriers

Queensland educator Ricky Sinclair breaks down gender barriers and motivates girls to continue with STEM subjects by introducing them to inspirational female role models who work in IT.

Short articles

The value of student competitions and awards

Professor Leon Sterling explains why competitions and awards can, among other things, be a good outlet for students who excel and want to be challenged.

Long reads

A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during her recent trip to south-east Africa.

Infographics

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?

Audio

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.

Short articles

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.

Short articles

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.

Audio

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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