Are computers in the classroom more helpful to students – or the companies that sell the machines?
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Past efforts to teach American students computer skills haven't always helped workers get better-paying jobs. But spending on hardware and software for schools has certainly enriched tech companies.
The ‘other’ Steve who co-founded Apple Computer.
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David Glance sits down with Apple co-founder and inventor of the Apple 1 computer, Steve Wozniak, to talk about his life, his thoughts on Apple then and now and how technology is changing the world.
Rural schools don’t always have the latest tech.
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The Government changed the curriculum in 2014 so that all school children would be taught coding, but two years on this is far from reality.
More science, maths, coding and more modern assessment measures: what a 21st-century education looks like.
Turnbull has said his government is committed to being one "of the 21st century”. So what could that mean for education?
Coding: it’s just another language to learn at school.
Computer coding should be thought of as teaching children another language. If they get the basics right at an early age, who knows where their new-found language skills can take them.
With automation a real threat to future jobs, school curricula have to keep up with the times.
In a report released this week, the Foundation for Young Australians claims that up to 70% of young people are currently preparing for jobs that will no longer exist in the future.