To help tackle declining literacy rates, a Sydney start-up that transforms children’s handwriting into digital books has launched a fundraising campaign to bring its resources to primary students across Australia.
Bravery, pollution, technology and environment were all strong contenders for the 2018 Australian Children’s Word of the Year but it was creativity that was named this year’s winner by Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand (OUP ANZ).
The Victorian Government has announced the introduction of new literacy and numeracy standards that will be reported as part of VCE and VCAL results, along with extra support for struggling students.
Being a reading role model and encouraging children to read for fun helps to improve reading ability and contributes to building a strong reading culture, says Dennis Yarrington, President of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA).
Using clever technology, Scanning Pens is helping students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia to read independently and become more engaged in the classroom.
Zena Carusi-Lees has been awarded the Teachers Health Fund Showcase Award for Teacher of the Year as a result of her work with Balmoral State High School.