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National FutureSchools Festival education event

FutureSchools: A festival of ideas

Refreshed and redesigned, the next instalment of the National FutureSchools Festival is a premier event on the education calendar, bringing together the entire K-12 sector.

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Using emojis to monitor student wellbeing

In response to growing concerns about student wellbeing and its link to academic performance, a new classroom tool uses emojis, customisable polls and screen mirroring to measure student engagement and wellbeing in real-time.

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Not the traditional classroom

In the modern-day classroom, esports and gamification are emerging as the next big things to watch. Acer discusses why educators are now embracing these technologies to boost student motivation and engagement.

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One size doesn’t fit all

According to Dr Michael Phillips of Monash University, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to technology for the classroom. Instead, he says, it’s important for educators to understand how the technology works and whether or not it’s the right fit for their particular classroom.

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Britannica combines gaming with history

Encyclopaedia Britannica has released a new interactive, voice-activated game that allows students to learn about the past through an engaging time-travel adventure and save history from the forces that threaten it.

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Think outside the screen

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Using emerging technology to transform curriculums, classrooms and careers

Today’s classrooms are filled with young digital natives.
Many children first access the internet before they reach the age of six and more than 90 percent of Australian teens ages 14 to 17 have a mobile phone. It’s rare to walk into a university classroom without a sea of laptops and tablets.

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