reports that in an Australian first, Victoria's Education Department has launched a pilot project in which a group of year 8 students at Heathmont College have been given iPods and Macintosh laptop computers. The project aims to test student engagement with technology, as well as learning and teaching both inside, and outside of school. Deborah Parkins, an English teacher at Heathmont, believes that the student-teacher relationship is changing, and that teachers can no longer stand at the front of the class and lecture to students. Rather, they have become more like guides. In addition, some students...

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