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Google's virtual classroom space for students

21 October, 2021

Students are now able to use the "Meet" function on Google Classroom, which was previously only available to teachers.


The dangers of too much screen time

18 October, 2021

A link between screen time and a higher risk and severity of myopia (short-sightedness) in students has been revealed by a new study.


72% trust teachers, study finds

05 October, 2021

Research from Monash University for World Teacher's Day shows that the vast majority trust teachers to act in the best interests of students.


Teachers frustrated by lack of government consultation

01 October, 2021

The NSW Government has announced that schools will return to the classroom earlier than scheduled, due to high vaccination — a move that has concerned the IEU.


Prepping 'Generation COVID' for life at school

28 September, 2021

Preschool-aged children have experienced a blow to their social and practical skills because of spending significant portions of their lives in lockdown.


Ensuring safe classrooms for returning students

14 September, 2021

Ahead of NSW students returning to face-to-face learning in October, the NSW Government is ensuring that all schools are safe, clean and secure.


Record numbers use NAPLAN online test platform

07 September, 2021

Microsoft has supported digital assessment education platform Janison to develop an online platform for NAPLAN testing.


Close consultation needed before return to school

31 August, 2021

As the NSW Government proposes a staged return to schools around the state, the IEU has called for an urgent roundtable.


COVID not affecting learning, NAPLAN suggests

26 August, 2021

The results of 2021 NAPLAN testing suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has not had a significant impact on student learning.


Learning packs to assist families in lockdown

24 August, 2021

Guided learning packs have been provided to the parents of children learning from home during the pandemic lockdown.


Blackboard 2021 award winners announced

24 August, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Blackboard Awards for Asia–Pacific have been announced by Blackboard.


Join a free virtual conference for educators

17 August, 2021

The Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) 2021 will be held on 18–19 August.


Science under the microscope: online event series

13 August, 2021

One of Australia’s largest online science events is being held from 13 August – 13 September.


Calls for teachers to be vaccinated

10 August, 2021

All school staff should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine before a return to face-to-face teaching, according to the Independent Education Union.


Edtech company KnowledgeHut acquired by upGrad

05 August, 2021

KnowledgeHut aims to equip the global workforce with the skills of the future, through outcome-based immersive learning.


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