Classroom technology and digital trends - Education Matters Magazine

Uncovering history through Minecraft

The Victorian Government has built a virtual world of Melbourne’s underground history and landmarks in Minecraft to help students hone their creativity and problem-solving skills. Read more

The science of digital innovation

Digital innovation continues to impact learning outcomes and teaching efficacy, largely in a positive way. Learning design expert, Nilanjana Saxena, investigates how Augmented Reality can support and extend learning in the classroom. Read more

Enhancing literacy

At Tyndale Christian School in Adelaide, LiteracyPlanet’s comprehensive e-learning program is helping to develop English literacy skills and improve student engagement. Read more

Measuring heat

FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras are a great way to teach students about the fundamentals of physics, by measuring heat, which is everywhere in our daily lives. The business offers insight into how its technology is being used out in the real world.

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Epson delivers endless possibilities

Committed to providing innovative, state-of-the-art learning facilities, St John’s Catholic School in Roma, Queensland, recently installed Epson’s interactive projectors in each of its primary classrooms.

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The technology to help teachers teach

Acer future learning

Teachers are leaving the industry in droves as administrative pressures and adhering to current curriculums that require students to complete standardised tests make their workload unsustainable. 40% of early career teachers are now leaving the profession within the first year of their career – which is triple the number recorded in the six years prior – due to feeling overworked.

A study by the University of Melbourne in 2011 found that out of over 5,000 teachers surveyed, less than one-third believed their workload was manageable, and close to 50% of mid-to-late career teachers claimed workload was a source of considerable personal stress.

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