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ACCE Education & Technology News - June 2022

02 Jun 2022 10:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Time to listen to teachers on digital future

Few primary school teachers have the high-level proficiency needed to implement Australia’s digital curriculum in their classrooms, but not for a lack of effort.

<https://www.usq.edu.au/news/2022/06/teachers-digital-future>

ACS releases major computer education report

ACS has released a comprehensive new report on the state of Digital Technologies education in Australia, urging for more ICT-qualified teachers in the classroom.

<https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2022/acs-releases-major-computer-education-report.html>

World-first tool to increase digital literacy in young people and help bridge digital divide [Alannah & Madeline Foundation news release]

A world-first educational tool to help students grow their digital literacy skills and bridge the digital divide in regions with low levels of digital inclusion is being launched.

<https://www.miragenews.com/world-first-tool-to-increase-digital-literacy-793271/>

Are primary teachers confident in teaching technology?

Over the last two years, the pandemic has seen technology thrust to the forefront of teaching and learning, not to mention the new Australian Curriculum, which will see a greater focus on improving young people’s digital literacy.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/are-primary-teachers-confident-in-teaching-technology/280289>

Fallout of COVID-19 on Children's Education Not Over Yet

A national survey of more than 1,100 parents and carers whose children are supported by The Smith Family, has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply impact children’s education, due to ongoing disruptions to 'normal' schooling, the after-effects of home learning and other urgent issues faced by families in need.

<https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/about-us/media/2022/fallout-of-covid-19-on-childrens-education-not-over-yet>

How culture and identity can enrich the school learning journey through technology [Sept 2021]

In June 2021, One Education Foundation supported our first Cultural Exchange event involving Cairns West State School (Queensland), Hilltop Road Public School and Richmond North Public School (New South Wales).

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjSBiweaoFU>

New report lays out vision for future of Australian schools

With a new Federal Government in place, now is the time “to act boldly” for the benefit of all young people, urges a new report by The Mitchell Institute.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/new-report-lays-out-vision-for-future-of-australian-schools/280330>

How one Sydney school got students reading in the social media age

Like many of her friends, year 10 student Penny Jin used to love reading when she was in primary school. But a busy schedule and change in priorities meant her love of books slowly waned.

<https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/how-one-sydney-school-got-students-reading-in-the-social-media-age-20220517-p5am3e.html>

Goulburn High School Robotics Team places in top 18 per cent of world at Dallas World Championships [subscription]

<https://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/7764382/goulburn-robotics-team-places-in-top-18-per-cent-of-world/>

Plagiarism Checker Alternatives to Turnitin (for K-12)

It was never a mystery that teachers get so many papers to check before a specific deadline that they’re often ready to drop everything and fall asleep at the end of the day. Irritation and stress from such tasks are like poison that makes instructors lose energy and harms their nerves.

<https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2022/05/plagiarism-checker-alternatives-to.html>

Want to expand computer science education? Educate more teachers

When advocates push for computer science education, usually they’re talking about boosting the number of schools offering computer science classes – with the intent to reach more students. But from our perspective as scholars of computer science education, a key factor is how many teachers are qualified to teach the subject.

<https://theconversation.com/want-to-expand-computer-science-education-educate-more-teachers-181697>



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