NAP-ICT Literacy measures the skills of Australian students in year 6 and 10. In our latest expert Q&A we catch up with Dr Tim Friedman and Dr Kristy Osborne from the Australian Council for Educational Research to find out more about recent revisions to the assessment, what teachers can learn from the latest round of data, and classroom activities to support student learning.
Artificial Intelligence is now a hot topic in teaching and learning. For the last 3 years, Digital Technologies teacher Jo Rea has been developing an AI ethical inquiry unit for year 5 students to help them build their ethical understanding of different AI tools and technologies. Here she shares the phases, classroom activities and student responses.
‘Addressing the gender imbalance in digital technologies education and careers is an important goal. The research highlighted several areas where educators can contribute.’ Research from ACER for CSIRO has identified several factors that could support greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education. Find out more in this article.
‘The change over the last 20 years in what and how students read has emphasised the importance not only of assessing students’ capacity to read, but also what they have learned about the credibility of what they read.’ In her latest Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson delves into international PISA 2018 data on reading literacy and digital literacy skills.
In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.
Professor Leon Sterling explains why competitions and awards can, among other things, be a good outlet for students who excel and want to be challenged.
So, you want to introduce coding in class but with so many programming languages out there how do you choose the one that’s right for your students?
Dr Chris Campbell explains how a new digital resource project is encouraging educators and students to become curators, rather than just consumers, of teaching and learning content.
It’s not just students who are benefiting from the robotics program at Grace Lutheran College – the Queensland college also provides free training to educators from other schools.
Teacher speaks to New York educator Jaymes Dec about school FabLabs, pop-up makerspaces and the open-source Nerdy Derby.