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For Education Leaders

Giveaway! Two new Osmo maths games and spare stand

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Do you Osmo? If you haven’t here's your chance to get its two latest maths games and a spare stand, all for free! Just add tablet.
   Math Wizard and the Amazing Airships (RRP AUD$99.99 & NZD$109.99 but not for you) will help kids learn fundamental maths knowledge. To win Email jeremym[email protected] First and funniest gets the prize.

The AI-driven classroom is here, are we ready?

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Powerful AI systems are now being used by schools to do a variety of tasks – from instantly taking the roll, grading students’ work, and even chatbots giving advice and support.
   The problem is, that while amazing, AI is not infallible and an eye needs to be kept on how much of a school’s activity is being performed by the technology.
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Using drama to explore complex topics

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The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) ATYP On Demand Plus looks to arm primary teachers with the tools to tackle complex and sensitive topics in the classroom, leveraging problem solving, communication and play.
   The initial units available on the ATYP On Demand Plus platform are linked to the history curriculum, including the concept of past and present, migration and connection to Country/place. Read more

12 must-have tools and apps for Australian teachers

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Here’s an easy, condensed ‘Top 12’ list that will fit neatly into a folder on anyone’s device.
   The EP Teacher App  from Education Perfect saves teachers time and helps them focus on what’s important. Teachers can use the app to browse and preview content which can then be easily set as homework tasks for their classes. It also allows teachers to manage their students' login credentials, all while on the go.
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How emotional intelligence could hold the keys to reducing domestic and family violence

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With people who, as children, have witnessed partner violence against their parents becoming two to four times more likely to experience partner violence themselves as adults, we need to ensure a holistic and thoroughly contextualised view of the issue is considered.
   We cannot risk replacing parts of this cyclical societal problem with simply different and newer problems.
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Pandemic-proofing the education system

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The University of Queensland and Paul Ramsay Foundation Learning through COVID-19 project has explored the impact of the national lockdown on educational disadvantage and provides a roadmap for addressing educational disadvantage after the pandemic.
   UQ’s Professor Mark Western said this was the first study to present evidence-based solutions to help inform policy.
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Workbooks reinforce that kindness works

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A terrible accident claimed young Billie’s life but her caring and vivacious spirit lives on through the flyhighbillie charity which has released a series of workbooks aimed at encouraging a bit of kindness.
   Her mum Danny says, “I collated her poems, stories and artwork into a beautiful book called ‘hope’.  I received incredible feedback from parents saying that ‘hope’ had instigated some amazing conversations with their children." Read more