Learning for all

Two students at desk
Two students at desk

This article is part 4 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. From robots to smart pens, tech can help teachers create an inclusive classroom. At Ulladulla High School, close to the ocean in New South Wales, Year 7 student Jacob dreams of being a coder. That might not seem so unusual, yet…

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Cracking the code

Student showing laptop to other students
Student showing laptop to other students

This article is part 3 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. Learning to program develops a raft of 21st-century skills When the visionary mathematician and programmer Seymour Paperts first introduced the idea of computers in the classroom in the 1960s, it seemed like science fiction. Even the new minicomputers were the size…

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From hard facts to soft skills

Students at a whiteboard
Students at a whiteboard

This article is part 2 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. To equip today’s students for the workplace of 2030, a whole new curriculum is needed: one that centres on skills, not content. In a Canberra classroom, a group of teachers are getting educated. Yet, as they break out into groups to…

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Securing our schools

code appearing over bookshelf
code appearing over bookshelf

This article is part 1 of a 4 part series previously hosted on BBC. Australian schools hold sensitive data on teachers, students and their families. Following best practices can help them keep it safe. Whether it’s a sustained hacking assault, a mischievous teenager practising their coding skills, or simply a logged-in device left unattended, network…

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Cloud streamlines teaching and learning at St Joseph’s

Matthew Gausden took up the reins as director of ICT at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace a mere 141 years after the school first opened its doors. Since it was founded the school has focused on producing generations of young men filled with knowledge, humility and wisdom. In the 21st Century the tools available to…

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