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Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?
Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?

In a recent Teacher article, two schools discussed their differing policies on mobile phone use during school hours. Here, we look at a range of studies that have explored the positives and negatives of allowing mobile phones to be used in class.

Designing a vertical school
Designing a vertical school

Many schools are beginning to think ‘vertically’ to overcome density and population pressures in urban areas. Here we speak to the architect behind two new schools in Melbourne about both the challenges and the opportunities that arise when designing a vertical school.

Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms
Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms

In today’s Q&A, we speak to Deanne Plaza (Science and Maths teacher at Craigslea State High School, Queensland) about a collaborative action research project to integrate ICT resources into senior biology classes.

Controlling smartphone use in schools
Controlling smartphone use in schools

This year, France will be enforcing a total ban on mobile phone usage in primary and middle schools across the country. In today’s article, we talk to two schools in Australia with differing policies.

Learning spaces – try before you buy
Learning spaces – try before you buy

It’s Learning Spaces month at Teacher. Today we find out how one school has been using prototypes and cardboard mock-ups to test the effectiveness of different learning settings and configurations in preparation for a site rebuild.

Settling into new learning spaces
Settling into new learning spaces

It’s Learning Spaces Month here at Teacher. At the beginning of the 2017 school year, Harbord Public School opened the doors of their brand new three-storey innovative learning environment. In today’s article we speak with Year 5 teacher Amber Fuller about how the students and teachers have settled in.

Implementing a new curriculum
Implementing a new curriculum

In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.

Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces
Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces

Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.

The importance of the school staffroom
The importance of the school staffroom

A school staffroom is the place in which educators spend the majority of their non-teaching school time. In today’s article, a West Australian principal shares why he believes a staffroom is important for improving staff wellbeing, and building a sense of community and connectedness.

Linking learning spaces to pedagogy
Linking learning spaces to pedagogy

In June, St Joseph’s Nudgee College was named the inaugural winner in the schools category of the Library Design Awards 2017. Here we speak to the architect behind the award-winning library and the teacher librarian who now manages it.