Episode 40 – NAPLAN funding, Social Media Gaps, Valuable Failure & Camping Bananas

In our 40th episode we cited and discussed the following posts and articles:

‘Andrews government considers plan to tie NAPLAN results to school funding’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 9/8/15, viewed 17/8/15

‘Why should educators use social media in their classrooms?’, Karen Cornelius, Teacher Solutions, 10/8/15, viewed 17/8/15

‘Grieving parents tackle online bullying to stop other families suffering’7.30, ABC TV, Australia, 17/8/15, viewed 17/8/15

‘What do students lose by being perfect? Valuable failure’, Holly Korbey, KQED News, 12/8/15, viewed 17/8/15

We also acknowledge the talents of composer Piero Umiliani and The Muppets…

Episode 23 – Summer Downtime, Karl’s Homework, Merlino Promises & Information Nights

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In this episode we discussed and cited the following articles and clips:

‘Summer holidays: down time or down to it?’, Julia Proctor, The Age, 15/12/14

‘Leave parents alone!’, video, Xavier Bloomer, 29th January 2015, viewed 5/2/15

‘Victoria’s Minister for Education tackles education malaise’, Geoff Maslen, The Age, 2/2/15

Episode 15 – Election Promises, Techie Teenagers, Learning with No ‘E’s & Busted Rulers

In Episode 15 we discussed and cited the following articles & reports:

‘Schools become battlegrounds as election campaign heats up’, Richard Willingham & Benjamin Preiss, The Age, 27/10/14

‘Reality Check: Labor’s education policy’, Benjamin Preiss & Jewel Topsfield, The Age, 27/10/14

‘Meet the social media generation using their phones for everything from selfies to sexting’, 7.30 program, abc.net.au, 27/10/14

‘It’s time to kill off ‘e-learning’ and ’21st century skills” – By Richard Lambert