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We've taken a deep dive into the discussions ignited by local educators across social media to find out the topics that mattered most – read on in the following SlideShare to find out biggest talking points for Australian teachers.
To learn more about Lenovo Education:
lenovo.com.au/education

We've taken a deep dive into the discussions ignited by local educators across social media to find out the topics that mattered most – read on in the following SlideShare to find out biggest talking points for Australian teachers.
To learn more about Lenovo Education:
lenovo.com.au/education

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  1. 1. Hot topics in education and technology coversation in Australia
  2. 2. LENOVO © 2018 4 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY04 | DOCUMENT HEADING 4 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY Learning is the best part of educating. ISTE, BETT, SXSWEdu, EduTech Australia and Google Summit were the top events for educators this past year. Many educators shared their top learnings, discussed insightful panels or simply expressed their excitement, making up 16% of the online buzz. Where educators learn EduTech Australia 2017
  3. 3. LENOVO © 2018 5 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY LENOVO © 2017LENOVO © 2017 New tech means new ways of teaching. Virtual and augmented reality were top conversation starters in 2017, with educators sharing articles about how it’s changing the classroom, how best to use it and who it’s made for. Teachers are future-proofers, with 11% of the online conversation discussing up-and-coming tech. There was a lack of experiential discussion, however, hinting at a poor adoption rate or under-resourcing. New teaching tools New technologies shaking up the education sector
  4. 4. LENOVO © 2018 6 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY School pride is a big deal in Australia, with school stories shared 2% more here than in any other country. These stories showcased student learnings and education tech in-action, making up 11% of the overall edtech conversation. The most common stories featured makerspaces, 3D printing, gamification, coding and robotics. Schools and proud teachers were the biggest contributors. School stories How makerspaces are the future of learning School stories shared in Australia than any other country. 2% MORE Games and learning in education
  5. 5. LENOVO © 2018 7 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY07 | DOCUMENT HEADING 7 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY Just as they are offline, educators online are full of knowledge to impart. Sharing tips, how- to guides and offering advice formed a large portion of edtech conversation (10%) in 2017. Mentions were mainly in the form of curated content shared via online newspapers, and educator weekly/monthly blog round-ups. Teaching the teachers Then and now: How learning has changed in the digital age
  6. 6. LENOVO © 2018 8 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY LENOVO © 2017LENOVO © 2017 Trend-led content was mainly driven by educators sharing expert thoughts via SlideShare and Twitter. There was also a large portion of news articles about the benefits of implementing tech within education (1.2% more than in 2016), as well as blogs and articles expressing views on the future of education, and the characteristics needed to lead the change. Education trends Higher education at the leading edge of tech
  7. 7. LENOVO © 2018 9 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY LENOVO © 2017LENOVO © 2017 ICT skills are becoming more and more fundamental as tech careers dominate. In 2017, teachers discussed up-skilling students for the 21st century 9% of the time. Educators shared information and insights on the importance of developing digital literacy and safety skills, using creativity and blended learning approaches, and the benefits of gamification and coding. Students in tech Collaboration for digital learning A new leaf in STEM: the growing national imperative
  8. 8. LENOVO © 2018 10 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY LENOVO © 2017LENOVO © 2017 Challenges in the classroom A class full of kids is demanding; a class full of kids with IT issues is challenging. Educators shared their struggles online, expressing resistance towards tech without purpose and the pitfalls of tech without support. Slow laptops, the over-complication of tasks, and a lack of teacher training were also mentioned as obstacles to technology in the classroom. The challenges of going mobile for schools Teaching well with technology
  9. 9. LENOVO © 2018 11 | HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY LENOVO © 2018

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