NSW teaching students to face literacy, numeracy tests
All teaching students in NSW will have to pass a 'tough' literacy and numeracy test before they can graduate, amid concerns some new teachers struggle to explain maths and grammar concepts to their students. See article in the Sydney Morning Herald 4 June 2014.
International experts address EduTECH conference
A range of international education experts have presented at the EduTECH conference 4–6 June 2014. See article in The Conversation 4 June, article on Yahoo News 3 June, article in CIO 6 June, and a range of recent articles in The Australian Educator.
Victorian Government ICT Strategy 2014-2015 focuses on cloud, mobility, community access
The Victorian Government has released its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy for years 2014 and 2015. Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips said that the updated strategy would focus on high-impact priorities such as a public cloud framework, mobility technologies and greater community access to government datasets.
Getting student feedback to improve teaching
A post on the Edutopia blog 28 May offers suggestions on how to solicit student feedback to improve the learning process.
Apps for use on students' BYOD mobile devices
A blog post in Edutopia 22 May 2014 suggest apps, and categories of apps, for use on students' BYOD mobile devices.
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