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Building knowledge of Aboriginal Culture
Building knowledge of Aboriginal Culture
Celebrating Aboriginal Culture and building curriculum skills with Aussie Bush Tales In line with the Australian Curriculum Cross-curricula focus: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Aussie Bush Tales enable students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
Literacy program is winning
Literacy program is winning
NZ writing programme makes literacy jump Write that Essay was first adapted in Queensland by two Brisbane schools in 2016 and has since increased the literary success of hundreds of school students across the state, gaining an average of 51 points in NAPLAN.
Building your evidence engine: Five evidence-informed strategies for promoting rich conversations with young children Strong oral language skills provide children with a platform to communicate effectively, and predict children’s success in formal classroom settings and life trajectories more broadly.
Dr Sandy Houen, Dr Sally Staton, Prof Karen Thorpe and Danielle Toon
Class clowns come on down
Class clowns come on down
Class clowns show your faces The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the hunt for Australia’s funniest secondary school students, aged between 14 and 18 years, for its annual Class Clowns comedy competition.
One timetable across two campuses increases Year 11 preferences received by 220 per cent 6.5km as the crow flies and a 10-minute bus ride apart, Denison College’s Bathurst High and Kelso High campuses are maximising opportunities and meeting the individual needs of students thanks to a timetabling partnership with Edval Education.
Canva now free to schools
Canva now free to schools
Canva now free to schools, integrates with Google Education Canva is now making its service available to schools for free and is also integrating with Google for Education’s ubiquitous suite of learning tools.
Celia is a tech star in the making
Celia is a tech star in the making
Bright young tech minds uncovered A recent innovation challenge run by Mastercard sought to find the brightest young tech minds in the country and it looks like the quest was successful with Celia, 12, from Western Australia winning with a digital program called ‘HoloTeach'.
Old 3D printers are a handbrake
Old 3D printers are a handbrake
Outdated 3D printers hampering creativity It’s looking increasingly like 3D printing will transform design and engineering in the future and that’s a good reason to give students a thorough grounding in the technology. The problem is the current curriculum is found wanting in the area of 3D printing and word from industry is that old equipment is holding kids back.
Praise students for better results
Praise students for better results
Praise encourages good student behaviour Some positive reinforcement works far better than scolding criticism when it comes to boosting students’ performance and the more praise the better new research has found.
Can tutors fill the skills gap?
Can tutors fill the skills gap?
Is this the way to fill the teaching skills gap? Teachers are hard to find, maths and science teachers more so, the reasons are many and taking the problem on requires some innovation around the way schools are staffed.
The Studee team
The Studee team
Studying overseas made easier with Studee Time spent in a university overseas underpins a global outlook but the process can be arcane, just how do you navigate an application to a uni that’s thousands of miles away? Well there's now a start up for that.
The next generation of murderous students is graduating this year Can more be done to identify and re-socialise students who will potentially fall into the same trajectory as Martin Bryant?
Dr Neil MacNeill, Principal, Ellenbrook Primary School. Dr Steffan Silcox, Performance coach. Ray Boyd, Principal, West Beechboro Primary School.
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