There seems to be a common belief and general consensus of sorts that young people, these ‘digital natives’, have a higher level of digital ability than the people teaching them. This stereotype of older people not being able to keep up with the times has been around for generations and has very little to do […]
Technology is now ubiquitous in education and with only a few exceptions, the debate about whether digital technology has a place in education is pretty much over. The pro-tech side has emerged victorious from the early battles, and critical discussions about the place of technology in schools tend to focus on what tools should be used, rather than what their role is in educational practice.
Immersion in screens from birth is the reality, but that doesn’t mean that the discussion should end. We asked Professor Lowell Monke, co-author of Breaking Down the Digital Walls, to share his thoughts about what kind of education is really needed to prepare students for the world they will face in the future.
Schools are moving away from IT to computer science, which can be daunting for many teachers. Assistant Principal Daniel Sydes discusses the benefits of this move and how to handle its challenges.
Far from being just a repository for books, libraries play an important role in social learning and the health and well-being of children and society as a
, argues Sue Williamson.
Social media is in constant use by Generation Z. Rachel Jones explains how to make it work for you, mitigate the threats and build a safe space for it in the classroom.
Could blogging be the answer to engaging even the most reluctant writers in your classroom? Myra Barr and Sarah Horrocks report on the surprising benefits of a more spontaneous, laid-back approach to writing.