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SOCCER WORLD CUP
Optus extends free SBS soccer coverage
SBS, 20Jun 2018
Soccer ball
Technologically-challenged telco Optus is allowing SBS to extend the free broadcasting of ALL Soccer World Cup Matches until Friday 29 June.
As well, the Optus streaming service will be free to all Australians until Friday 31 August..

BUDGET REPLY SPEECH
Education's role reiterated
TasLabor media release, 19Jun 2018
Rebecca White
Education links social and economic prosperity, Opposition leader Rebecca White said in her Budget Reply speech...

Bullet Industry Advisory Councils to promote skills, TasLabor media release, 19 Jun 2018

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Budget Reply analysis, ABC News, 20 Jun 2018

SOCCER WORLD CUP
Optus soccer failure: SBS helps out
SBS, 18Jun 2018
Soccer ball
SBS will broadcast free ALL World Cup soccer matches over the next 48 hours in view of a technical inability by Optus to provide the service to its paying customers...

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS
No Wednesday Hobart Show day
Hobart Showgrounds website, 17 Jun 2018
(If site still unavailable, try cached version)

Royal Hobart Show
As a trial, the traditional Hobart Show Wednesday used by schools will not operate this year, due to falling student numbers...

SPORT
Soccer losing out
The Conversation (opinion by Steve Georgakis), 15 Jun 2018
Soccer ball
Soccer was on an upward growth path in Australia a few years ago but now the sport (at least men's soccer) is losing out to Australian Rules and Rugby League, an academic writes...

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
Vision statements just words?
The Conversation (opinion by Kelly Allen and Peggy Kern), 15 Jun 2018
School vision and mission statements can have tangible benefits for the school and its community, two academics argue...

STATE BUDGET
Teacher numbers good, pay bad
AEU (Tas) website, 14 Jun 2018
AEU
AEU state president Helen Richardson has welcomed the State Budget's provision for the promised extra 250 teachers and 80 teacher assistants over six years, but she is disappointed over its provision for only a 2 per cent pay rise...

STATE BUDGET
State Budget delivered
ABC News, 14 Jun 2018
Peter GutweinThe Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has brought down the State Budget.

Bullet State Budget web site (Tas Govt)
Bullet Budget media releases

  Dot Turbo-charging TasTAFE
 Dot Extending high schools to Year 12
 Dot Boosting the education workforce
 Dot Investing in health, education and Tasmanians in need

Bullet Budget quick links
Bullet Winners and losers, ABC News, 14 Jun 2018
Bullet Budget analysis, ABC News, 14 Jun 2018
Bullet Promise-keeping budget, ABC News, 15 Jun 2018

WEATHER ALERT
UPDATE 15 Jun 2018: As the period for the following warning has passed, the warning is CANCELLED.
Severe weather warning for North
BoM, 14 Jun 2018
Wind
Damaging winds gusting to around 100km/h with possible thunder are forecast for tonight (Thursday) and early tomorrow morning across the northern coastal areas of Tasmania...

Bullet BoM warnings
Bullet
Power outages (TasNetworks)
Bullet Road closures (Tas Police)

WORLD POLITICS
Peace in our time
ABC News, 12 Jun 2018, 4.00pm
Trump and Kim
President Trump said "The world will see a major change" and denuclearisation will begin "very quickly" following the signing of a document with North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Singapore a few minutes ago...

Bullet ABC News 24 live coverage

CURRICULUM
Economics interest rate plummets
ABC News, 13 Jun 2018
Graph downwards
The number of students choosing Year 12 Economics has fallen by 70 per cent over the last 25 years, a concerned Reserve Bank official says...

Bullet New Economics has an image problem among students, The Conversation (opinion), 14 Jun 2018

HOMELESSNESS
Explaining homelessness to kids
ABC News, 12 Jun 2018
Homelessness (Image: SBS)
Talking to children about homelessness should be carried out with compassion rather than in a way that creates fear, a journalist writes...

STEM
Why create STEAM from STEM?
The Conversation (opinion), 11 Jun 2018
STEM
Giving STEM subjects an arts dimension ensures science students, teachers and researchers benefit from methods used in the creative process characteristic of the arts, three researchers say...

STUDENT HEALTH
Choosing health websites
The Conversation (opinion by Karen Scott and Patrina Ha Yuen Caldwell), 11 Jun 2018
Medical
Two medical academics provide parents with guidelines on choosing websites that contain advice about children's health...

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
Lockdown song controversy
ABC News, 8 Jun 2018
School lockdown (Image: Taslearn)
US social media appear to be divided over a Kindergarten's display of a nursery rhyme that is designed to encourage safe behaviour by children during a school shooting...

COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM
Learners and computers
ABC News, 8 Jun 2018
Brain
Could typing, as opposed to handwriting, bypass the neural pathways that facilitate learning? ...

STUDENT ASSESSMENT
Formative vs summative assessment
The Conversation (opinion by Rod Lane), 8 Jun 2018
Hands up
Although formative and summative assessment each has its place, the ongoing feedback provided by formative assessment seems set to become increasingly required...

STUDENT SAFETY
Debate over backflip bans
ABC News, 7 Jun 2018
Sam Kerr backflip (Image: ABC)
Some schools are banning students from performing backflips out of concern they might injure themselves when attempting to imitate celebratory backflips by sporting heroes such as the Matildas' Sam Kerr...

 

News continued in the
Jun 2018 news archive

See also the News archive index

 

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Dates

Winter Solstice:
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Australia v Denmark (Soccer World Cup, Russia)
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10.00pm

Dark Mofo ends:
Sun 24 Jun 2018

Victims of Torture Day:
Tue 26 Jun 2018

Australia v Peru (Soccer World Cup, Russia)
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 12.00mn

Red Nose Day:
Fri 29 Jun 2018

Festival of Voices:
Fri 29 Jun - Sun 15 Jul 2018

Financial year ends:
Sat 30 Jun 2018

JulEYE (Eye testing):
Sun 1 - Tue 31 Jul 2018

International Joke Day:
Sun 1 Jul 2018

Independence Day (USA):
Wed 4 Jul 2018

Term 2 ends:
Fri 6 Jul 2018

NAIDOC Week:
Sun 8 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

Diabetes Week:
Sun 8 - Sat 14 Jul 2018

World Population Day:
Wed 11 Jul 2018

 

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest: Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

AFL in Tas - Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions (L'ton): Sat 14 Jul 2018

Bastille Day: Sat 14 Jul 2018

Farm Safety Week: Mon 16 - Fri 22 Jul 2018

Term 3 begins: Mon 23 Jul 2018

System Administrator Appreciation Day: Fri 27 Jul 2018

Schools Tree Day: Fri 27 Jul 2018

Braddon and other by-elections: Sat 28 Jul 2018

AFL in Tas - N Melb vs West Coast Eagles (Hobart): Sun 29 Jul 2018

National Tree Day: Sun 29 Jul 2018

Australian National Chemistry Quiz: Thu 2 Aug 2018

Uni of Tasmania Hobart Open Day: Sun 5 Aug 2018

Australian Mathematics Competition: Thu 9 Aug 2018

 

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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).
DoE Staff Intranet (pw required)
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vKey Tas
vKey (pw)
SARIS Tas - Student Assessment and Reporting Information System
SARIS (pw)

 

 

 

 

 


 
The eCentre has been replaced by the Curriculum Support Centre (pw required)

 


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Tasmania Online search

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Administration

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Computing help

Curriculum 1

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Educational institutions

Email help

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Find an email address

Help

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Logging on help

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School closures

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Term dates

Young people

 

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Computing help
Curriculum information
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TASMANIA

AUSTRALIA

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

 
 

Subjects and learning

Resources

Subjects and learning areas

See our learning areas page

Curriculum Support Centre (formerly eCentre) - pw required

Tasmanian eSchool


 Libraries

LINC Tasmania (formerly State Library of Tasmania)
LINC stands for Learning and Information Network Centre.
TALIS - library catalogues
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)

Educational institutions

 Administration

Schools, colleges, further education

See our Educational institutions page.

 

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

 

Personal business

Personal business

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)
RBF: Retirement Benefits Fund
TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

Service Tasmania

Finance

CREDIT UNIONS:

B&E

myState

BIG FOUR BANKS:

ANZ

Cwlth

National

Westpac

OTHER BANKS:

Adelaide

Macquarie

Bank of Qld

Members Equity

BankWest

St George

Bendigo

Suncorp

Citibank

 

Consumer information

Choice bank comparisons
Superguide
(Superannuation)
MoneySmart: financial calculators
RACT Fuel Watch
ScamWatch
Currency conversion: current exchange rates

 

 

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New & useful websites

 
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.

Bullet New sites continued below

Online news sources

Ed news (Aust): 
SMH   Age   ABC

Ed news (Aust) - search:
Goog

Ed news (Int): 
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
  Intcdr

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)


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.

ANTI-TOBACCO RESOURCES
Quit's Critics' Choice competition
Quit TasmaniaQuit Tasmania's anti-smoking competition for students and schools, The Critics' Choice 2017, is open until Tuesday 31 October 2017.

FOOD AND NUTRITION
How to read food labels
Strawberry yogurt food label (Image: ABC)
Special ABC report on interpreting food labels

PEDAGOGY
Evidence-based teaching
Evidence-based teaching
"Turning research into practical advice." Particularly useful pages on evidence-based teaching and learning are:
- Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies
- Top 10 Behaviour Management Strategies
- 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know Before Starting Their First Day in the Classroom

COMPUTER SECURITY
Cybersecurity glossary
Cybersecurity (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock))
At work and at home we are increasingly being warned about cybersecurity threats, with a consequent need to be familiar with cybersecurity terms.



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