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Australian schools have leapt feet first into the age of digital learning. Our classrooms hold the world’s record for the highest daily usage of the internet, and virtually every Australian student uses a computer at school.
There are so many conflicting opinions and so much conflicting research out there. When even the experts are at odds, it’s hard for parents to know what to think.
SCREENS IN SCHOOLS: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
In his work as an undercover detective, Brett Lee posed as a child online to catch predators.
Communication sits at the heart of society, and digital communications technology (DCT) has had rapid uptake. Our kids are connected and can communicate at an unprecendented scale. Smartphones are ubiquitous, an increasing number of schools have BYOD policies, and technology enables and empowers learning in many positive ways. The challenge is to maximize the positive aspects of connection, while managing risk.
A new report released on the digital economy and society examines the impact of technology in schools as the new digital curriculum rollout gathers momentum.
It was great to speak with Kathryn Ryan from Radio New Zealand on the problem of smartphones in schools. Many of the schools we talk with are concerned about the rise of smartphone use in schools, and say that the majority of secondary school students now own a smartphone.
It’s been called Hunger Games meets Call of Duty. So it’s little wonder that, upon its recent release as a free download, Fortnite: Battle Royale has blown away its competitors to become one of the most popular games on earth - praised and criticised in equal measure for its addictive qualities by both kids and adults.
No-limits data plans may be a boon for Australian consumers. But the move could put students at risk, freeing them from reliance on protected school networks to go free-range on their own data.