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Children using social media not all bad news?

School kids using digital tablet in classroom

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives.

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Parent engagement matters in primary school

Education is a home-school partnership, yet direct involvement in classroom activities, excursions and parent committees drops after preschool. Some schools are using interactive technologies, such as parent-school wikis, blogs, and virtual chatrooms to engage parents.

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Teachers skilling up through online learning

PD Online learning

Every state and territory issues specific requirements for professional development (PD) requirements for continued registration of teachers. Amid constant discussion about ‘better teachers’ and sliding PISA results, teachers are feeling the pressure to skill up. 

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