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What your students may be doing online during the summer holidays

Almost half of Australia’s school children attempted to access pornography during the 2018-19 Christmas school holidays, according to data collected by Family Zone.

 
Screen time | Excessive Device Usage | Education | Gaming | wellbeing | academic achievement | school performance
Impact of TV and gaming on student performance

Research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics found that excessive TV viewing and gaming were the two screen-time activities most closely associated with lower grades for both primary and secondary ...

 
Screen time | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school | smartphone | distraction | cheating
When "smart" devices become cheating devices

Increasing numbers of secondary students are using their smartphones to cheat on schoolwork. Exactly what are they doing, and what can be done to stop it?

 
Screen time | Duty of Care | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school | smartphone | distraction | phone ban
Classroom technology: What do students think?

Is technology in the classroom mostly a benefit to learning, or mostly a barrier? Educators have been debating the question for at least a decade. Yet the voices of the ultimate “end-users” - aka students - need to be included in the ...

 
Screen time | sleep | Duty of Care | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school | play | wellbeing | mental health
The case against a blanket phone ban

Calls for banning smartphones in schools are being heard right around the world, following the recent lead of France and Albania. But what's the case for the other side?

 
Screen time | online pornography | Duty of Care | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school
Is online pornography the new sex ed?

Are young people getting their sex education from pornography? The New Zealand Education Review Office thinks so - and most international experts agree. Should schools be doing more to address this?  

 
Screen time | smartphones | Duty of Care | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school
Do Australian schools need to ban phones?

Some 90 percent of Australian students admit to using devices in class, and research shows kids get better marks in personal-tech-free zones. So should schools ban phones outright?

 
Screen time | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school
Tips for teaching with apps

The rise and rise of digital learning has spoiled educators for choice when it comes to teaching apps. But having too many options on the table can be as daunting as having too few.

 
Screen time | digital citizenship | classroom management | screens in school | partner school program
How our Partner School Program can work for your school community

In the classroom - as in the rest of life - technology giveth, and technology taketh away. So how can schools ensure that they get the best out of connected learning environments, while minimising the downside?

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