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29 March 2017
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Learning and Teaching
Teacher offers alternative to technology
Teacher offers alternative to tech
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When choosing technology tools for the classroom, teachers should consider those that promote critical thinking and problem-solving, suggests Amy Williams, an International Baccalaureate English teacher at the International School of Dusseldorf in Germany. In this commentary, she shares why she often opts for tech-free lessons.
Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (21 Mar.) 
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Professional Development
How do principals affect student achievement?
How do principals affect student achievement
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Principals can improve test scores in their schools by having cohesive goals, good relationships with teachers and a solid professional-development programme for the staff, suggests Mick Coelli, an Australian economist. Coelli and his team analysed literacy and test scores, staff and parent surveys, human resources documents and other school data.
Australian Teacher Magazine online (27 Mar.) 
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Leadership and Governance
New Zealand schools cannot enforce BYOD policies
Schools' mandatory bring-your-own-device policies are not enforceable, asserts Katrina Casey, New Zealand's ministry of education deputy secretary. At issue, she says, is that not all families can provide devices.
The New Zealand Herald (26 Mar.) 
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Technology
Exhibit imagines classroom of the future
A Classroom of the Future exhibit is on display at the Cape Town Science Centre in South Africa. The exhibit, supported by technology firms, includes games such as Minecraft: Education Edition and Rock Band 4, plus tablets and interactive whiteboards.
Memeburn (27 Mar.) 
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Study: E-readers tied to less frequent reading
The greater access that students have to electronic reading devices, such as iPads and mobile phones, the less likely they are to read, according to a recent study by Murdoch University lecturer Margaret Merga. Findings also show that frequent readers prefer paper books.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) (21 Mar.) 
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Interest Area Spotlight
Can language learning keep up with world trends?
Can language learning keep up with world trends?
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Languages offered for study in schools should be regularly reviewed to ensure students are getting the most benefit, writes Warren Midgley, an associate professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. In this commentary, he examines languages that are considered important to learn, according to data, and compares them to what languages are available and popular among Australian students.
The Conversation (U.S.) (26 Mar.) 
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