Tag Archives | technology

devices in the classroom

What skills are devices really teaching kids in the classroom?

Can devices in the classroom really be worth the effort and the risk? What are the skills they are actually gaining from all that swiping? When talking about the uptake of technology into a classroom, parents are often a little nervous. When contemplating what year level devices and tablets should be introduced or whether they […]

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technology addiction

Are we addicted to technology? Or do we need to change the rhetoric?

Are we addicted to technology? ‘They are addicted to Minecraft’ ‘She can’t live without Instagram’ ‘They go ballistic if I turn off the wifi’ ‘They refuse to come to the table without their device’ ‘He can’t stop playing with his phone’ I hear these comments regularly from parents about their children. We hear about it […]

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saying yes to technology

Convincing parents to say ‘Yes’ to technology, social networks and screentime

Do your parents need convincing when it comes to technology? Are you a child who has been asking mum and dad for a new device, access to a social network or more screen time? Or are you a parent with a child wanting a new device, access to a social network or more screen time? […]

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technology and parenting

Technology is a great servant, but a bad master: help kids take control

Technology is a great servant, but a bad master. This take on Francis Bacons quote “Money is a great servant but a bad master” could also be replaced with the words the internet, social media, device, smart phone or any number of those things in life that we love and yet hate. Those things we […]

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Netiquette

Devices and etiquette in social situations: are you practising what you preach?

When it comes to our devices and etiquette, and deciding what is appropriate for social situations, we all seem to have a view. Are we practising what we preach, or at least what we think? Waiting in line at the supermarket, standing at the bus stop, travelling on a train, it is certainly the norm […]

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parenting online

How can parents enforce rules around technology and the online world?

How do we enforce rules around technology and the online world when so much of what they do we cannot see? I get this question a lot. Here’s what I think. Different family values determine the importance families place on certain rules and boundaries that in turn become part of our daily lives. We have […]

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parenting and technology

Our kids know so much about technology, how can parents keep up?

“My kid knows so much about technology. I could never keep up” I hear this statement a lot from parents. Usually it is followed by “It is just so scary. I don’t even want to think about it”. And so they don’t. Because its all too hard. Or they think about it and make the […]

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technology in the classroom

30 ways your kids may be using technology in the classroom

SchoolPlaces.com.au helps take the pressure of families looking for a private school vacancy for their child. Search real-time vacancies and claim a last-minute place at one of Australia’s leading schools. Get on board and start saving today.   There is often a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to the technology that happens in the […]

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