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Updated by Techie Mum on Feb 12, 2015
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Back to School

Tips, apps, and advice to help get your child (and you) ready to go back to school.

Back To School Apps

Students everywhere are soon to be heading back to school. There

BYOD computer Buyer's Guide for schools

At the start of this year I wrote an article about the end of the Federal Government's Digital Education Revolution and potential replacements, notably schools considering a policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Preparing For BYOD In Australian Schools 2014

With the end of the year 9 government laptop program last year, Australian high schools are implementing new computer programs this year. Most are opting for a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme. Either specifying devices, Windows, Mac, Tablets, or leaving it up to parents.

Back-to-school computer buying guide - CHOICE

BYOD or BYOT? The government-handout laptops are no longer, so students may have to take their own laptops to school next year, but what do they need? There's enormous variety in size, spec, price and performance of notebook computers, leaving non-techy adults and kids alike awash in a sea of confusing claims and general uncertainty.

Children learning to type

I was out with some mums tonight and we got talking about kids learning to type, so Katrina, as promised, this post is for you......

Homework help for parents - School A to Z app

Do you know what a cumulative frequency histogram is, or Euclidean geometry? How about etymological knowledge or nominalisation? No, me neither! It is 35 years since I left school, so trying to help my 9 and 11 year old sons with their homework often results in frustration - for me, not them!

Help for student assignments

Find and get Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Trove is a search service with access to collections across Australia and overseas collections that are relevant to Australia. Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help.

Homework Helpers

The links given below are there to help you find answers to homework questions you may have. They cover all areas of study at both primary and secondary level. Where possible, we have included Australian sites. If you are using sites from other countries, you must allow for different spellings and ways of doing things, even though information may be accurate.

The Gooru Collections iPad app: Learn Anywhere

Explore thousands of beautiful collections of math and science videos, games, interactives, and more! Download the free Gooru Collections app on your iPad: Gooru is a free search engine for learning. Check us out at

A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Learn

“A Parent’s Guide on Helping Your Child Learn” is filled with simple and actionable information and strategies for you to use to help your child to learn to the best of their abilities.As parents we all want the very best for our children. We want them to be happy, to be socially connected, to do well at school and to find learning an enjoyable and stimulating challenge.

Techie Mum: Back to school 2015: Top tips for choosing a BYO computer for your child
If your child's school is one of the growing list moving to 'BYOD' - 'Bring Your Own Device', then you've got some big decisions to make before your child goes back to school in a few weeks. Some schools make it a bit easier by listing the specifications they require of the device; others leave it up to parents.