Esports Is The Here And Now

With a worldwide market bigger than the movie and music industry combined, digital games are a global phenomenon. Why then, if they are such a huge part of the world that we live in, aren’t primary schools embracing video games? ICT EDU Magazine spoke with school teacher Dan Martinez, who is the spokesperson for The…

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iPads Through A Different Perspective

Written by Guest Writer – Haley O’Meara FACT: Nearly every school has iPads. FACT: Every iPad has the camera app QUESTION: Why aren’t we using this amazing, open ended, cross curricula, creative app more thoughtfully? Junior school teacher, Haley O’Meara, shares her term-long project that yielded mind boggling images taken by 7, 8 & 9…

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G-Suite Updates

CLASSROOM Last year we shared a link to join the beta release of rubrics for Classroom but now they’re available to everyone! With the new features, teachers can: Create a rubric as they create an assignment. Reuse rubrics from previous assignments rather than creating them from scratch. Export and import Classroom rubrics to share with…

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Googling With Purpose

50 Mini-Lessons For Teaching Students Research Skills For a number of years, Seth Godin has been talking about the need to “connect the dots” rather than “collect the dots”. That is, rather than memorising information, students must be able to learn how to solve new problems, see patterns, and combine multiple perspectives. Solid research skills…

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MANAGING SCREEN TIME

During this COVID-19 period, children (& adults) have been inevitably increasing their time on screens. Although necessary at times, many parents feel overwhlemed with the management of screen time in their homes. Our resident psychologist and cyber safety presenter, Carley McGauran, has written an insightful and empowering piece that you can share directly with your…

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WHAT ON EARTH?

While international travel is off the cards for a while (and probably never was in most school’s excursion budget), here is the next best thing! Explore the wonders of the world virtually through Google Earth? More specifically, let them create with Google Earth Projects. Google Earth Projects is a new feature that allows the creation…

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Beyond Scratch?

If you’re interested in what comes after the Scratch Cat, then let me introduce you to the Grasshopper. Yes Grasshopper! If you’re reading this article you know and love Scratch for the low floor and high ceiling that it brings to the block coding world. As a primary school teacher (with no computer programming background!)…

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