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How to Cultivate Lateral Thinking

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Lateral thinking may just be one of the most undervalued skills in educational and professional environments today. Developed by Maltese inventor Edward de Bono in the 1960s, lateral thinking is a philosophical approach that cultivates an awareness of and preference for out-of-the-box, unexpected solutions to problems. It’s built on the…

Best Apps and Games for Speech Therapy

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Thanks to technology, speech therapy has become much more accessible to children, parents, and teachers. There are now countless apps and games to help kids (and adults) improve their communication skills. Here are some of the best on the market. What are the best apps for speech therapy? 1. TallyTots…

How Edtech Can Help Post-Pandemic

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Online learning is more essential than ever before as we navigate the current state of the pandemic and keep an eye toward the future of education. With some schools planning on opening back up in the fall, others trying out a hybrid of on-and-off-campus learning, and others still keeping all…

Skilled Workers in Australia Needed Post-Pandemic

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One thing that is here to stay is the demand for skilled workers in Australia as the government pushes for post-pandemic recovery. According to a Productivity Commission interim report, the current number of people with qualifications at a Certificate 3 level or above “is not enough to meet a Council…

What Is the New Normal In Higher Education?

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How will higher education change as a result of COVID-19? It’s a question many students, parents, and educators are thinking about as they try to plan ahead in an uncertain future. Experts say a few pandemic-born policies are guaranteed to stick around as schools adjust to the new normal. Online…

How Is the Australian EdTech Industry Expected to Grow?

Edtech in Australia is booming, and there are a few key trends to watch out for. Here’s the inside scoop on an industry that’s almost doubled in size in the past two years. What are the trends and benefits? According to edtech consultant Andrew Roberts, a number of trends are…

Universal Design for Learning as an Educational Strategy

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It’s time to start celebrating learning differences and neurodiversity as we shape our education systems for the future. One way to ensure that more students connect with what they’re learning is to adopt a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach. First introduced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in…