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Are e-Books a waste of money?

The Age, 21 March 2017.  A new study shows that giving children devices such a Kindles and iPads inhibits reading.  The study challenges the myth that children are digital natives who prefer screens.  Similar research by the OECD found that computers and iPads fail to boost numeracy and literacy skills.  Read the article here

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Proposed Year 1 literacy testing and phonics

Dr Eileen Honan, University of Queensland.  An open letter to the Minister of Education, Queensland.  Honan points out that the so-called “expert panel” is far from expert.  Not one of them has conducted research into the teaching of reading and the two most important literacy organisations (ALEA and PETAA) have been excluded. Read the letter […]

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