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Education wars: what the curriculum actually says about Australian history

The Abbott government’s review of the national curriculum has triggered criticism from its political opponents who say the overhaul is driven by ideology, rather than education.<p>The education minister, Christopher Pyne, has made numerous claims about the national curriculum – some of which, …

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Book Response 3<p>This is a colour, comic-style, landscape oriented template for responding to literature. There is more emphasis on making connections …

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

Feb 26, 2013 - itunes.apple.com - 15358<p>The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.Read them in iBooks, send them to your …

Edu-games hit the market, but not all are are created equal

The re-purposing of video games as learning tools continues to gather pace with the recent release of high-profile educational incarnations of games …

What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway?

Although we all may have different ideas as to what each of these steps mean, I will use them to provide a simple framework on which to discuss the …

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers

Facebook is an excellent resource for English teachers. Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for teachers of English!

Using Superhero Comics to Teach English and History

A much different Superman eventually returns, and it's not long before he and his reassembled team, the once-famous Justice League, also use …

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog

There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes. We have handpicked a list of the most …

What Kids Can Learn from Playing in Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds are often dismissed as merely games and most do not claim to be educational websites. But there are plenty of informal learning …

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Clive Thompson says the digital age is making us smarter and the kids are still all right

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Jolly Phonics - a child

What is Jolly Phonics?<p>Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the …

5-Minute Film Festival: 6 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Most educators know TED-Ed publishes amazing animations, but did you know their platform allows users to build lessons by adding questions and notes …

“Hacking” as Critical Literacy

Some of the most enlightening professional development sessions I have attended have been led by teachers. Recently, I participated in a workshop …

Three Great iPad Apps for Recording Tutorials and Screen Sharing

February 21, 2014<br>iPad is a great versatile device that can be utilized for a wide range of educational purposes in our classrooms. One of the best …

Learning and Innovation

High school is one of the most challenging stages for a student. He or she goes from being a child enjoying life to a student being prepared for the …

The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading

1. Environment<p>As a student, I suffered from acute red-face-itis. For those unfamiliar with this tragic and debilitating disease, any focused or …

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Whether you're a seasoned techy or terrified by Google, here are five useful educational tools to help students learn and teachers manage their workload<p>There are many educational technology tools available to use in your English classroom – and they're increasing at a rapid rate.<p>Whether you're a …