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Using digital resources to learn about First Nations histories and cultures
Using digital resources to learn about First Nations histories and cultures

Early-career teacher at Tasmanian eSchool, Ruby Lyons-Reid, has recently been recognised for her use of digital resources to engage students in learning about First Nations histories and cultures, and in this article, she shares the learning activities she’s found to have the most impact.

Building student confidence in real-world skills
Building student confidence in real-world skills

Preparing students for experiences beyond school can be difficult to simulate in a classroom environment. Here, we speak with Clarke Road School Principal Rebecca Saunders about how a new mini supermarket at the school is used to support student learning.

Video: Mathematics activities for Pythagoras’ theorem
Video: Mathematics activities for Pythagoras’ theorem

In her latest video for Teacher, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares the resources for two activities she has implemented in her classroom to engage students when learning about Pythagoras’ theorem.

Teaching techniques – six ways to use Instructional Video
Teaching techniques – six ways to use Instructional Video

‘For those Australian teachers affected by remote delivery of teaching, many found the value and utility of engaging their students through Instructional Video.’ English and History teacher Steven Kolber shares the six common approaches to apply Instructional Video within a classroom or educational setting.

Get crypto-cool for school: Talking about investment risks and rewards in the classroom
Get crypto-cool for school: Talking about investment risks and rewards in the classroom

With plenty of ‘get rich quick’ hype circulating around social media, and well-marketed trading apps luring people in to investing, it’s important to understand cryptocurrency. In this context, schools and teachers have an important role to play. Here, Dr Carly Sawatzki, Dr Jill Brown and Peter Saffin explore how teachers can understand students’ learning needs in this area.

Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using task slips
Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using task slips

Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares a task slip which she created with her team at Eltham High School in Victoria to support teachers in assisting students with additional needs.

Video: Engaging maths activities for learning area and surface area
Video: Engaging maths activities for learning area and surface area

In her latest video for Teacher, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares two activities she uses in her classroom to help students understand, and build connections between, 2D shapes and 3D shapes.

Student STEAM projects solving community needs
Student STEAM projects solving community needs

Helping students to develop their skills in the general capabilities is essential for preparing them to succeed in a modern society. At St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth, Western Australia, primary school students are given these opportunities through the school’s STEAM program.

Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using a modified program worksheet
Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using a modified program worksheet

Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares a modified program worksheet she created with her team at Eltham High School in Victoria called ‘How we will work with…’ to support teachers in assisting students with additional needs.

Future schooling – education in the metaverse
Future schooling – education in the metaverse

‘The metaverse is upon us. Soon it will be as omnipresent as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta).’ So reads the first line of a new Policy Brief exploring the potential of the metaverse to enhance teaching and learning in the future, and why we need to start planning for it now.