As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for your child to learn the academic and personal skills important for school - and beyond.
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These days, the internet is nearly as essential for children as it is for adults. Even ultra-rural public schools are using online apps and collaboration tools to assist in education. If your child is preparing to use the internet for the first time, there are some important ground rules that need to be set for their own well being and safety. Here are ten guiding principles that you should instill in them from the very beginning.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
This weekend, school students from around the country will be competing in the 2016 FIRST Robotics Asia Pacific final -- by besieging a castle with homemade semi–autonomous robots. It's being billed as self–driving cars meets Game of Thrones and is clearly the coolest thing to happen in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Which is kind of the point.
A leaked confidential paper has revealed the government's plans to deregulate the vocational education and training sector, with TAFEs to receive the same levels of funding as private colleges. According to political economist Shirley Jackson, this would have a serious impact on large sections of the Australian labour market. Here's what she had to say.
Dr Brian Graetz is the general manager of beyondblue; an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia. One of the issues the company deals with daily is cyberbullying which currently affects up to 10 per cent of all Australian teenagers. Here are some expert tips from Graetz to help parents deal with personal online attacks aimed at their kids.
Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst flu seasons in recent memory. There are consequently lots of kids at home with the sniffles -- and the level of germ-awareness at their school appears to make little difference. According to a new scientific study, providing alcohol-based hand sanitisers in classrooms does not reduce school absences in children.