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Expert Q&A: What do our copyright laws say about using AI in schools?
Expert Q&A: What do our copyright laws say about using AI in schools?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly popular and useful tool for teachers and students alike. But what do our copyright laws say about using AI to generate new, or alter existing, work? Teacher spoke to Delia Browne, National Copyright Director at the National Copyright Unit, to find out more about the legal obligations of using AI in schools.

The power of design thinking in education
The power of design thinking in education

In today’s reader submission, Anam Javed – Master Teacher in Residence for Technologies at the Victorian Academy of Teacher and Leadership – provides an overview of design thinking, including 2 illustrative examples, and shares some misconceptions of the approach.

Research collaboration: Student engagement and purposeful learning
Research collaboration: Student engagement and purposeful learning

At St Joseph’s Primary School, teachers have had time to better understand how to effectively support each student to be intellectually, behaviourally, emotionally and socially engaged as learners. In last week's article, 3 teachers shared more about this opportunity and in today’s article 2 foundation teachers explain how they’ve benefited from examining their own practice.

Research collaboration: Teachers working to understand student engagement
Research collaboration: Teachers working to understand student engagement

‘As teachers work to address student learning needs, student engagement emerges as a key consideration for effective practice.’ In this article, 3 primary teachers share how being given time and support to explore this aspect of their teaching changed the way they thought about student learning.

Teacher mentoring: Bringing structured literacy to schools
Teacher mentoring: Bringing structured literacy to schools

After her double win at the National Excellence in Teaching Awards for her work helping teachers and schools in New Zealand implement structured literacy into their practice, Amie Roberts speaks to Teacher about how this approach empowers all students.

Q&A: Supporting school staff to recognise and respond to student anxiety
Q&A: Supporting school staff to recognise and respond to student anxiety

In this Q&A, we speak to Rob Walker, Deputy President of the New South Wales Primary Principal’s Association, about how its statewide initiative is responding to the needs of school leaders by helping staff and parents to recognise and respond to anxiety in children.

Research news: Supporting student engagement and learning in mathematics
Research news: Supporting student engagement and learning in mathematics

How can we support the teaching and learning of mathematics in ways that can enhance student engagement, participation and thus learning? In this reader submission, David Chinofunga shares findings from a 3-year study he’s been leading at James Cook University focused on supporting the teaching and learning of maths in Queensland secondary schools.

Championing cultural inclusion in schools
Championing cultural inclusion in schools

The Culturally Nourishing Schooling project aims to champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural inclusion and genuine long-term engagement in First Nations communities across New South Wales. In today’s article we speak to Julia Dimitriadis from Matraville Sports High School about how the program has helped her to feel more confident to incorporate Indigenous knowledges and cultures in her classroom.

Expert Q&A: Building students’ ICT skills
Expert Q&A: Building students’ ICT skills

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.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Practical AI strategies for teacher planning
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Practical AI strategies for teacher planning

We know teachers are interested in how they could incorporate the use of generative AI to support them with managing their workload in general. In this edition of Teacher’s Bookshelf, we share an exclusive extract from Leon Furze’s new book Practical AI Strategies: Engaging with Generative AI in Education which focuses on ways to use generative AI to assist with lesson planning.