technology in schools

New app a game changer for learning fractions
New app a game changer for learning fractions (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new maths game developed in WA has improved Perth primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10% over their classmates according to new research. The Abydos app was developed by Edith Cowan University and St Stephen’s School ... Read More »

Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health
Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research led by CQUniversity has shown the Building Resilience in Regional Schools (iCARE-R) intervention program has been successful in promoting mental health among early secondary students in regional Queensland schools. School guidance officers, youth health nurses, mental health professionals and ... Read More »

Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition
Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Swinburne University has opened its state-of-the-art Factory of the Future to a team of young women set to compete in an international robotics competition. Comprised of 17 students from Melbourne high schools, the girls-only RoboCats spent six weeks at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus ... Read More »

Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms
Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A QUT researcher says targeted investment in technology in schools could help drive improvements to student performance, particularly for children on the autism spectrum. QUT computer scientist and AutismCRC PhD Scholarship recipient Anne Ozdowska has begun state-wide surveys of primary ... Read More »

Effective use of robots in schools
Effective use of robots in schools (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time in Australia, research is being conducted into how robots can be effectively implemented into primary and secondary school curriculums. The three year research project, being led by Swinburne University of Technology, will see two South Australian ... Read More »

Guide to kids educational apps
Guide to kids educational apps (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An evidence-based guide to help parents, educators and app designers assess the educational impact of apps for children has been developed by an international team of researchers. Drawing on decades of scientific research about how children learn best, the team ... Read More »

Can “smartboards” make high school students smarter?
Can “smartboards” make high school students smarter? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The age-old classroom biology experiment of dissecting a real frog can now be replaced with dissecting a virtual frog on an interactive whiteboard. But does this change to so-called “smartboard” technology in high schools lead to a positive impact on ... Read More »

Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes
Assistive technology can boost students’ learning outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The learning outcomes of students with special needs in Western Australian classrooms could be boosted with the introduction of low-tech and high-tech assistive technology, including iPads, to deliver educational programs, according to Associate Professor Dianne Chambers at The University of ... Read More »

Robotics at school
Robotics at school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership will now make it possible for primary and high school students to access NAO, the worlds most widely used humanoid robot for education and research. Swinburne University of Technology and The Brainary ®, a distributer of educational ... Read More »

Apps add up for young students
Apps add up for young students (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As school returns after the summer break, a University of Western Sydney academic is urging parents to help inspire the next generation of Australian mathematicians by taking advantage of apps and encouraging their children through the fun, hands-on math riddles ... Read More »

 
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