Winds of 120km/h ahead
ABC News, 14 Aug 2018
100km/h today and 120km/h tomorrow (Wednesday) are predicted
for Tasmania by the BoM, along with
abnormally high tides on the north coast...
COMPUTERSIN THE CLASSROOM
Teachers' eternal computer burden
The Conversation (opinion by Brendon Hyndman), 14 Aug 2018
The huge number of reasons
teachers may find it hard to use computers in the classroom
could disadvantage their students, an academic writes...
COMPUTERS AND HOMEWORK
The Conversation (opinion), 14 Aug 2018
The potential for digital tools
to enhance children's homework experiences, particularly in
maths, is not being exploited to the full, three academics
Boosting spatial skills
The Conversation (opinion by Kym Simoncini and Tracy
Logan), 13 Aug 2018
Young children's spatial
reasoning skills can be improved with several simple activities...
Teacher's career destroyed
PerthNow, 12 Aug 2018
A Perth (WA) teacher was falsely accused of
manhandling an out-of-control student but he still lost his career...
Concern over teaching entrants' low ATARs
9news.com.au, 12 Aug 2018
Two students admitted
to teaching courses in Victoria had ATARs of 17.9 and 22.1
respectively out of a possible 99.95, although these cases
appear to be exceptions to the current standard cut-off of 65
(which is set to be raised to 70 next year)...
Tas Govt media release, 11 Aug 2018
vaccines are now available through pharmacies, GPs and local
government. Another special clinic will operate at the Derwent
Entertainment Centre next weekend (18 and 19 August - bookings
required). Special clinics will operate in the north and north
west in October...
Meningococcal disease fact sheet,
Bold new trial uses speed-reading
BBC News, 10 Aug 2018
experiment by BBC News to cater for the tiny screens of
smartwatches presents the news one word at a time in one spot instead of
requiring the traditional left-to-right eye movement...
STEM excellence to be recognised
Tas Govt media release, 10 Aug 2018
Nominations are now
open for the 2018 Tasmanian STEM Awards for Excellence which
include awards for a primary years teacher and a secondary years
The following warnings no longer apply.
and tides warning
BoM, 10 Aug 2018
A severe weather warning has been issued for
damaging winds today for all of Tasmania apart from the
northern coastal area, as well as abnormally high tides in the
Cressy closed due to power outage
DoE website, 8 Aug 2018
Cressy District High School
has been closed until tomorrow (Thursday 9 August) due to a
power outage. However, the power was restored by lunch time
District High School Facebook page
Cressy power outage hits
400-plus customers, The Examiner, 8 Aug 2018
Power outages, TasNetworks
NAPLAN validity questioned
ABC News, 8 Aug 2018
The release of the latest NAPLAN results has been
delayed over concerns about the validity of a testing program
that combines online and paper-and-pencil test data...
Storm in a teacup, The Conversation, 14 Aug 2018
The Independent (UK), 7 Aug 2018
A UK neuroscientist is undertaking a campaign to urge
parents to teach their children to swear from as young as two...
WIN News shock
ABC News, 7 Aug 2018
staff have been told their weeknight television bulletins will
be provided by the WIN Wollongong office from Friday 17 August
and that their weekend bulletins will be axed altogether...
Social media restrictions for public servants
ABC News, 7 Aug 2018
Teachers and other public servants will have to be careful what
they say online under proposed new social media guidelines...
Premier promises common sense policy, Tas Govt media release, 8 Aug 2018
The Conversation (opinion by David Rhodes), 7 Aug 2018
Australian sex education
teachers should adopt the English approach and incorporate more
sexual and gender diversity in lessons, an education lecturer
250 teachers declared
Tas Govt media release, 6 Aug 2018
Education minister Jeremy
Rockliff has signed the Quality Teaching Declaration
which will see 250 more teachers employed...
Make STEAM with the Arts
ABC News, 5 Aug 2018
Creativity and the
arts are as essential as mathematics and other STEM subjects,
Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin says...
Queensland's Indigenous Year 12 miracle
ABC News, 3 Aug 2018
Queensland Year 12 completion
certificates have been received by 97.2 per cent of Indigenous
students, almost level with the 98.1 per cent achievement rate
for non-Indigenous students, a budget estimates hearing has been
Tas Govt media release, 3 Aug 2018
Entries by grade 9 students for
the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize are due by Friday 24 August,
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Guy Barnett says...
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