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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Classroom robots loom
The Conversation (opinion by Kristyn Sommer and Marie Boden), 17 Oct 2018
Robot
Robots facilitate learning when students learn from them or learn with them, and even when students have to prepare themselves for teaching the robot, two researchers say..
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INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Stop work meetings loom
AEU Tas website, 16 Oct 2018
AEU
Some schools may have to close early on Wednesday next week, 24 October, when the AEU will hold stop work meetings around Tasmania, to make the point that 'enough is enough' over a range of issues..
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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Lack of support for LGBTIQ discrimination
The Conversation (opinion), 16 Oct 2018
Cross
Discrimination by religious schools against LGBTIQ students and teachers is not supported by the wider community, four sociology academics write..
.

Bullet Legislation needed, The Conversation (opinion), 17 Oct 2018

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS
Relationship sparks stand-down
ABC News, 16 Oct 2018
Sarah Courtenay
The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtenay, will step down to allow an investigation of her personal relationship with the DPIPWE head, Dr John Whittington, to take place..
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STUDENT HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Food as a reward
The Conversation (opinion), 16 Oct 2018
Sweets (Image: Daily Mail)
Five experts all say that food should not be used as a reward for good behaviour by children..
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LITERACY
Giving help to spelling strugglers
The Conversation (opinion by Misty Adoniou), 16 Oct 2018
Literacy
A literacy academic provides tips for parents who wish to help children who need spelling assistance..
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STUDENT SUPPORT
Youngest misdiagnosed with ADHD
kidspot.com.au, 15 Oct 2018
ADHD student
The youngest and less mature children in a class are more likely to be wrongly diagnosed with ADHD and consequently receive inappropriate medication, another study shows..
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STUDENT HEALTH
Open the classroom windows
stuff.co.nz, 15 Oct 2018
New Zealand flag
A study of indoor and outside air quality at a New Zealand school shows that for the sake of students' health the classroom windows should be opened more often..
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YOUTH POLICY
Out of the mouths of schoolkids
ABC News, 11 Oct 2018
Tas schoolkids (Image: ABC)
Tasmanian school students gathered at Campbell Town to provide their views on how a better future can be created for youth..
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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Narrow the gay student ban
ABC News, 10 Oct 2018
(Updated)
Cross
A report from a panel chaired by former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock recommends that the ability of religious schools to turn away gay students should be formalised. This would effectively 'contract' the power, not expand it as earlier news reports had claimed, Ruddock says..
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Bullet EARLIER REPORT: Religious schools would gain right to expel gay students, The Guardian, 10 Oct 2018
Bullet Ruddock report constrains, not expands, federal religious exemptions, The Conversation (opinion), 11 Oct 2018
Bullet PM vows to ban expulsion of gay students, ABC News, 13 Oct 2018

 

LITERACY
Getting boys to read more
The Conversation (opinion by Margaret Kristin Merger), 10 Oct 2018
Literacy
An education lecturer suggests six strategies to "connect boys with books".
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EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY
Birthday lottery
The Conversation (opinion), 9 Oct 2018
Child going to school
Where a child's birthday falls in relation to his or her state's school starting cut-off age has an impact on their self-confidence and success in life, research shows..
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CYBERBULYING
Jail for trolls and cyberbullies
ABC News, 8 Oct 2018
BullyingCyberbullying and online trolling could lead to jail under laws to be introduced in NSW. Even juveniles will be subject to the laws, but "in the most extreme circumstances"..
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Bullet The spelling has finally changed form "gaol" to "jail": Jail or gaol, ABC, 22 Jun 2016

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD FUNDING
$1.75 billion for three-year-olds promised
The Conversation (opinion by Allison Elliott), 5 Oct 2018
Bill Shorten
Research shows there certainly are benefits from boosting early childhood education, as federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised to do..
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Bullet Labor pledges $1.75b for three-year-old preschoolers, ABC News, 5 Oct 2018


EDUCATION FUNDING
'Sector-blind' funding a myth
ABC News (opinion by Glenn C. Savage), 4 Oct 2018
Gonski 2.0Gonski's needs-based funding aims and equality in education are not achieved under a so-called 'sector-blind' approach to funding for Catholic and independent schools, an education academic writes
.
Bullet Should the government pick up the tab for private school funding?, ABC News, 5 Oct 2018

 

RETENTION RATES
Retention rate: stagnant or rising?
ABC News, 3 Oct 2018
Rising graph
ACARA data shows Tasmania's Year 12 retention rate has risen by only one percentage point to 71.5 per cent over the 10 years to 2017, but education minister Jeremy Rockliff says over the last four years it has risen from 70 to 74 per cent
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Bullet Retention reforms working, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 3 Oct 2018
Bullet Tackle disengagement much earlier, Michelle O'Byrne, Opposition education spokesperson, 3 Oct 2018

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY
CommBank paid Qld schools $400,000
ABC News, 2 Oct 2018
CommBank
The Commonwealth Bank has paid Queensland government schools almost $400,000 to sign up students to their school banking program.
..
Bullet Time to get Dollarmites out of schools, ABC News (opinion), 3 Oct 2018
Bullet
No data on CommBank's Dollarmites in SA, ABC News, 3 Oct 2018

 

 


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Dates

Injury Free Day:
Thu 18 Oct 2018

Flinders Is Show:
Fri 19 Oct 2018

Loud Shirt Day (deaf children fundraiser):
Fri 19 Oct 2018

 

THIS WEEK is:

Earth Science Week:
Sun 14 - Sat 20 Oct 2018

National Nutrition Week:
Sun 14 - Sat 20 Oct 2018

National Carers Week:
Sun 14 - Sat 20 Oct 2018

Anti-Poverty Week:
Sun 14 - Sat 20 Oct 2018


OCTOBER is:

Walktober, Dogtober, Ocsober, Shoctober,
 Int'l School Library Month and Pink Ribbon Day Month

National Children's Week:
Fri 19 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Longford Show:
Sat 20 Oct 2018

Invictus Games:
Sat 20 - Sat 27 Oct 2018


 

Int'l Brain Tumour Awareness Week: Sat 20 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

National Water Week: Sun 21 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

Enviroweek: Mon 22 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Aussie Backyard Bird Count:
Mon 22 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

AEU Stop Work Rallies: Wed 24 Oct 2018

United Nations Day: Wed 24 Oct 2018

Hobart Show Day: Thu 25 Oct 2018 (No Wed opening this year)

Professional learning day (South): Fri 26 Oct 2018

World Teachers Day Australia: Fri 26 Oct 2018

National Bandanna Day (CanTeen): Fri 26 Oct 2018

Local government election ballots due: Tue 30 Oct 2018 (10.00am)

Halloween: Wed 31 Oct 2018

TERM DATES     ON THIS DAY

 

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The new Tasmanian whole-of-government email system.  From home, teachers should precede their username with education\

New email system

http://mail.connect.tas.gov.au

The above whole-of-government email system replaces the old "Microsoft Outlook Web Access" system.

Bullet See also our Email Help page

Bullet You can also find email addresses here:
Tasmanian Government Directory - look up people and departments 
Tas. Govt Directory

Intranet of the Education Department, for employees only. From home, precede your username with education\ (or eos\ or schools\ if appropriate).
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The eCentre has been replaced by the Curriculum Support Centre (pw required)

 


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Our Tasmanian state election 2014 page is still useful for obtaining some old policies and news releases

 
 

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Resources

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Curriculum Support Centre (formerly eCentre) - pw required

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SEARCH everything
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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)

Educational institutions

 Administration

Schools, colleges, further education

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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

Employment

DoE employment page
DoE employment application guidelines [pdf]
DoE employment register

Teachers Registration Board


Infostream (Dept notices)

Young people

Other education links

Children and Youth Affairs

Linkzone - information and services for young Tasmanians

National Youth Week - national site

Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) - non-government sector peak body

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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AEU: Australian Education Union Tas. Branch
Media releases (State)
Media releases (Federal)
Union Shopper
Teachers Registration Board

ATO: Australian Taxation Office
See box "Teachers and tax" below
myGov login (Aust Govt services)
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TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

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New & useful websites

 
TASMANIAN HISTORY
Hobart's coastal defences
Gun battery, noat now Princes Park (Image: State Archives Office of Tas)
Several gun batteries were built on the shores of Hobart's River Derwent in the nineteenth century.

Bullet New sites continued below

Online news sources

Ed news (Aust): 
SMH   Age   ABC

Ed news (Aust) - search:
Goog

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NZ   US   UK   Ed Wld   Ed Wk   Gua   Alltop   RCE

Ed news (Int) - search:  
Goog

Ed opinion (Aust):   
Conv
 
 EdHQ

Aust news: 
ABC   SMH   Age   Aust   HS   ND   Gua   Huff    news
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Aust news live: 
ABC24   ABC NewsRadio   ABC Lvstrms (radio)

Aust news search: 
ABC 

Tas news: 
Merc  Ex  Ad  ABC   ABCHob   ABC NTas  TTimes

Tas ed:  
Ex   TTimes   Goog   EdAmbT  

Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad

Tas tweets:
Merc   Ex   Ad    ABC   SXNews   WIN

 

 

New sites (cont'd)


TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE
The Orb
The OrbOutstanding quality short videos and other teaching materials to give students of all ages an appreciation of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
Bullet See also the DoE's The Orb web page

FAUNA
Pooseum
Pooseum
Learn about animal droppings at Richmond's Pooseum.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
Airbag recall
IsMyAirbagSafe
Enter your car number plate to find out whether your car is affected by the Takata airbag recall.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Colonisation of Hobart
Risdon colonisation (Painting attributed to Gregson, TMAG)
The eSmart Digital Licence program has been taken up by a number of schools including Lansdowne Crescent Primary.

ONLINE SAFETY
eSmart Digital Licence
eSmart Digital Licence
The eSmart Digital Licence program has been taken up by a number of schools including Lansdowne Crescent Primary.

CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Airbag recalls list
ACCC
Is your car on the ACCC's Takata airbag recalls list? One million cars were recently added. (Note the link to FUTURE recalls.)
Bullet See also Tasmanians urged to check airbag recall list, Tas Govt media release, 28 May 2018

MARINE SCIENCE
Educator on Board program
CSIRO's RV Investigator
The CSIRO's Educator on Board program is enabling teachers to prepare STEM teaching material and conduct lessons from the RV Investigator in Antarctic waters.
Bullet More information for teachers
Bullet See 360-degree views in virtual tour
Bullet ABC news report, 20 May 2018

FINANCE, ECONOMICS
Balancing the Budget
Balancing the Budget (ABC)
Short Behind the News (ABC) segment on the Federal Government's Budget.
Bullet See also Budget fact sheet (Parliamentary Education Office) - click on "Fact Sheet - Budget " [pdf]

ROAD SAFETY
RACT RoadSafe
RACT RoadSafe
Online primary school road safety resource targeted at Tasmanian students in grades 3 and 4.

SPORT
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
Gold Coast 2018
The official site.

TASMANIAN ELECTION
Tasmanian Election 2018
ABC News
ABC site with all the background and news you want to know about the State election.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Building resilience in children
Beyondblue
Advice to parents and others on how to build resilience in children.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION
LiveLighter
LiveLighter
WA government website promoting healthy weight in adults and children.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
How to use podcasts in the classroom
Podcast listening (Image: edweek.org.au)
Tips and resources for teachers on not only using podcasts with lessons but creating them as well (US-themed).
Bullet A useful list of FREE podcast-making resources is provided

ROAD SAFETY
Top 10 misunderstood road rules
Towards Zero
Tasmania's Road Safety Advisory Council clarifies the most misunderstood road rules.




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