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PLASTIC SURGERY FOR KIDS
Cosmetic surgery games target girls
ABC News, 29 Apr 2017
Princess Plastic (Image: ABC)
Kids can play at creating improved faces with computer games that simulate liposuction, nose jobs and other plastic surgery techniques
...

SCHOOL SECURITY
Hoax calls arrest
Yahoo News, 28 Apr 2017
JusticeRemember the hoax bomb threats made by phone to Australian schools in February last year? Israeli police have just arrested an 18-year-old who they claim made 591 such calls to Australia
...

Bullet Israeli teen accused of making 2,000 bomb hoax calls and blackmail, The Guardian, 25 Apr 2017

SCIENCE
Mastodon bones in earlier Americans claim
newatlas.com, 27 Apr 2017
Mastodon (Image: Charles R. Knight, Wikimedia Commons)
Palaeontologists claim that markings on and damage to mastodon bones suggest the first arrival of humans in America should be pushed back from 13,500-16,500 years ago to as long ago as a whopping 125,000 years
..

Bullet First Americans claim sparks controversy, BBC News, 26 Apr 2017

STUDENT SUPPORT
Bully/victim combination concern
The Conversation (opinion by Anne Kavanagh, Naomi Priest and Tania King), 28 Apr 2017
BullyingAustralian research shows that teenagers who have been both a bully and a victim of bullying are more likely to have mental health problems including suicidal thoughts
...

STUDENT SUPPORT
'13 Reasons Why' series sparks concern
Huffington Post, 27 Apr 2017
Teen issuesParents whose kids have access to Netflix at home need to take action such as engaging in a discussion or becoming aware of resources as the series '13 Reasons Why' deals with the suicide of a teenage girl in a very gripping and intense manner, a reviewer writes
...

Bullet '13 Reasons Why' labelled as dangerous content by Headspace, Mashable, 27 Apr 2017
Bullet Show sparks increased calls to helpline, ABC News, 18 Apr 2017
Bullet Schools warn parents about '13 Reasons Why', ABC News (US), 25 Apr 2017
Bullet '13 Reasons Why' should not be ignored, The Conversation, 28 Apr 2017

TASMANIAN NEWS
Bushwalkers found alive
ABC News, 27 Apr 2017

DIGITAL LITERACY
Tassie schools receive digital literacy grants
Aust Govt, 26 Apr 2017
Computer useThree Tasmanian schools have been awarded grants to promote digital literacy projects under the National Innovation and Science Agenda:
- Taroona Primary School, $50,000
- Ogilvie High School, $50,000
- Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, Deloraine, $48,000
...

Bullet List of successful schools [pdf], innnovation.gov.au

SCHOOL STARTING AGE
Pre-school for all 3-year-olds
NPR, 25 Apr 2017
USA flagNew York City is implementing a plan to provide free pre-school for all three-year-olds
...

Bullet Pre-school for 3-year-olds: the research argument, NPR, 25 Apr 2017

STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONS
Macron's teacher could become France's first lady
CNN, 24 Apr 2017
Emmanuel Macron (Image: CNN)As the
wife of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is his former school drama and literature teacher, his rise to prominence has sparked a discussion about social norms...

Birchalls Hobart to close
ABC Radio, 24 Apr 2017
Birchalls has announced it will close its Hobart store next month.
Bullet Hobart Birchalls to shut up shop, The Examiner, 24 Apr 2017

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Macron, Le Pen to face second French poll
ABC News, 24 Apr 2017
France flag
A runoff for the French presidency will be held on 7 May between the top two candidates in Sunday's election: the centrist Emmanuel Macron who supports the EU, with 24 per cent of the vote,  and the far-right Marine Le Pen, with 22 per cent, who favours leaving the EU...

PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONS
What not to write in school newsletters
The Telegraph (UK), 22 Apr 2017
UK flagSome British schools have adopted an authoritarian and disrespectful tone in their school newsletters, criticising parents, en masse, for:
- accompanying their children too far into the school grounds
- sending children to school with packed lunches that lacked balance, stating in the newsletter, "THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE".
- loitering around for too long at the school gates
- driving too fast, asking in the newsletter, "What's the matter with some of you?"
...

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Austins Ferry and Windermere works
Tas Govt media release, 22 Apr 2017
Southern TasmaniaConstruction tenders for additional facilities at Austins Ferry Primary School and Windermere Primary School have been announced by Elise Archer, Speaker of the House of Assembly
...

NAPLAN
NAPLAN Online delayed till 2018
ACARA [pdf],19 Apr 2017
NAPLAN
The plan for online NAPLAN assessments to commence this year in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT has been delayed until 2018...

BREXIT
Snap UK election over Brexit
ABC News,18 Apr 2017
UK flagBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has unexpectedly called a general election for Thursday 8 June, three years ahead of the scheduled date
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STUDENT SUPPORT
Collateral damage from shortfall
ABC News,17 Apr 2017
DisabilitiesInsufficient funding to recognise the overall needs of individual students with a disability is forcing Tasmanian schools to make cuts to sports, art and music classes, principals and parents say
...

RECYCLING EDUCATIONAL IDEAS
Military-style discipline used by school
ABC News,17 Apr 2017
Army discipline in school (Image: ABC)
A Queensland school dresses its students in army fatigues and engages in military-style drills to build character and discipline and to encourage students to think about other people and work as a team
...

BULLYING AND GENDER DIVERSITY
NSW ditches Safe Schools
ABC News,16 Apr 2017
Bullying
The NSW government has dropped the Safe Schools program which focuses on bullying and gender diversity, announcing that a broader anti-bullying program will replace it in July...

Bullet Tas cave-in to extreme right, Cassy O'Connor, Tas Greens leader, 19 Apr 2017

 

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Dates

Term 2 begins:
Mon 1 May 2017

Agfest:
Thu 4 - Sat 6 May 2017
Agfest holiday (Circular Head):
Fri 5 May 2017

Heart Week: ends: Sat 6 May 2017

Int'l Composting Awareness Week:
Sun 7 - Sat 13 May 2017

National Volunteer Week:
Mon 8 - Sun 14 May 2017

NAPLAN paper tests:
Tue 9 - Thu 11 May 2017

Eurovision Song Contest:
Wed 10 - Sun 14 May 2017 (Aust time)

World Fair Trade Day: Sat 13 May 2017

Mother's Day:
Sun 14 May 2017

Food Allergy Week: Sun 14 - Sat 20 May

Nat. Families Week: Mon 15 - Sun 21 May

Walk Safely to School Day:
Fri 19 May 2017

RSPCA Million Paws Walk: Sun 21 May

Aust. Heritage Festival ends: Sun 21 May

Int'l Day for Biological Diversity:
Mon 22 May 2017


Library and Information Wk: Mon 22 - Sun 28 May 2017

Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Council):
Thu 25 May 2017

Tas. State Budget: Thu 25 May 2017

National Sorry Day: Fri 26 May 2017

Nat Day of Thanksgiving: Sat 27 May 2017

Cracker Night: Sat 27 May 2017

Nat Reconciliation Wk: Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

World No Tobacco Day: Wed 31 May 2017

Last day of Autumn: Wed 31 May 2017

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LINC stands for Learning and Information Network Centre.
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eMagazines  (Zinio), eBooks, eAudio, eMusic
Information resources roundup
For Kids State Library's web page for young people
Tasmania's Heritage "Historical, archival and contemporary Tasmanian information, images and more"

Media

ABC schools TV schedules
ABC: Behind the News (BTN)

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Qualifications
TQA (subsumes TASSAB)
Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (formerly TASSAB). Manages the awarding of post-year 10 education and training qualifications.

Style Guides and Govt (pw)
DoE:Practical Writing Manual (style guide) [pdf] (pw)

Guidelines for Inclusive Language, DoE [pdf]

Tas Treasury Style Guide [pdf]
Style guide and logo policy (Tas Govt logo)

Tas Govt Communications Policy

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Children and Youth Affairs

Linkzone - information and services for young Tasmanians

National Youth Week - national site

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Commissioner for Children (Department of Health, Tasmania) 

Other education links

Department of Education (Australian Government)

Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations Inc (TASSO) - Facebook 1, Facebook 2)

Our Children Our Schools (Vic.)

Independent Schools Tasmania

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania

 

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ATO: Australian Taxation Office
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TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

Service Tasmania

 Teachers & Tax 2015, 2016

Australian Tax Office:

Teachers - claiming work-related expenses (5 Oct 2016)
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Anzac Day
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New & useful websites

 
TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804 (TMAG)TMAG - Baudin artists exhibition
On loan from France and never before seen in Tasmania - original drawings and paintings by artists among the voyagers on board the ships of French explorer Nicholas Baudin.
Bullet
Exhibition open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from Fri 7 Apr to Sun 9 Jul 2017 (closed Mondays).


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Online news sources

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Goog

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Ed news (Int) - search:  
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Ed opinion (Aust):   
Conv
 
 EdHQ

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Aust news search: 
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Tas news: 
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Tas sport:
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New sites (cont'd)


STATISTICS
The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation
Staistics (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Several common mistakes people make when interpreting statistics, probability and risk, and how to avoid them. (The Conversation contribution by Winnifred Louis and Cassandra Chapman, 29 Mar 2017.)

COMPUTER EDUCATION
Digital Technologies Hub
Digital Technologies HubActivity suggestions and other resources to support teachers, students and parents in pursuing the coding and other digital elements of the Australian Curriculum. Financed by the Australian Government.

WOMEN
Women in Tasmania
Tasmanian government website containing links to the Tasmanian Women's Plan 2013-18 and other policies, programs and resources related to women (media release, 18 Mar 2018).
Bullet FacebookSee also the Women in Tasmania Facebook Page.

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
Learning Potential Resources
Learning PotentialThis federal government website augments the Learning Potential app in giving parents ideas on how to improve their children's literacy and numeracy skills at home. (Media release, 20 Feb 2017)

MEDIA LITERACY
5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
NPR EdResearch shows students need to be taught the critical thinking skills necessary to distinguish between fake and genuine news stories. (NPR, 16 Feb 2017)

THE CURRENCY
New $10 banknote
$10 banknote
A new $10 banknote will be circulated in September 2017.
The following RBA pages for teachers and students deal with notes and coins generally:
Dot Learning About Banknotes
Dot Activities and interactive games

BULLYING
Bullying No way!
Bullying No Way!
National Day of Action
Schools can register to participate in Bullying No Way!'s National Day of Action to be held on Friday 17 March 2017. (Media release.)

ONLINE SECURITY
My Guide
My GuideMy Guide (2MB pdf file) is a short guide from the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online website that encourages people to develop safe online security habits in relation to:
Dot privacy
Dot passphrases
Dot suspicious messaging
Dot surfing safely
Dot online finances and payments
Dot tablets and mobiles
Dot backups and protection
Dot reporting scams

EDUCATION POLICY
5 Big Ideas in Education that Don't Work
NPR EdThe University of Melbourne's Professor John Hattie examined over 1,000 analyses of interventions to improve learning, finding five common ideas that should be examined very critically:
Dot judging schools by minimum achievement standards
Dot using achievement tests to measure schools and countries
Dot believing that school choice improves outcomes
Dot believing that small classes improve outcomes
Dot believing that more money improves outcomes

2016 IN REVIEW
Education Research Highlights from 2016
Edutopia
Edutopia has highlighted fourteen 2016 education research findings (for the USA). For example:
Dot science students' motivation is boosted by learning about the struggles faced by famous scientists
Dot distinguishing between fake news and genuine news is difficult for students
Dot teachers and students feel stressed but there are ways to counter stress
Dot the competitiveness of game-based learning yields better student results

SPORT
Yacht Tracker
Sydney-HobartSee where the yachts in the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race are right now (well, about ten minutes ago).

TASMANIAN HISTORY
One Hell of an Inferno
Bushfires exhibition, TMAGThe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's commemoration of the Tasmanian bushfires of 1967, One Hell of an Inferno, is on display until Sunday 19 March 2017. (See Tas Govt media release, 15 Dec 2016.)




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