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Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. Australian school science information support for teachers and technicians. Library staff. 4 Gadgets to Consider Buying This Christmas. Christmas is just around the corner.

4 Gadgets to Consider Buying This Christmas

Every year the madness is repeated: going through several different possible gifts to offer your family and friends, but the indecision makes the process way harder. Stocktake. Poetry. Stephen Fry VS. Grammar nazis.


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Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction. One of our roles as ESL and bilingual specialists is to encourage mainstream teachers to employ teaching techniques which make content area information more accessible to second language learners.

Graphic Organizers for Content Instruction

Content materials present text which is too dense for ELLs. Teach your students to use graphic organizers such as webs, Venn diagrams, and charts to help them better comprehend these texts. These are visual tools that help ELLs understand and organize information. They are like mind maps which promote active learning. Graphic Organizers can also help students develop higher level thinking skills and promote creativity. One of our goals in teaching our English language learners is to help them summarize and interpret text. Download the PDF files listed below or try a customized graphic organizer at 12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers. There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE.

12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers

I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 'Mobile ban raises achievement' – a micro view of a macro phenomenon. Last month, Teacher reported on a study published by the London School of Economics on the link between school mobile phone bans and student achievement.

'Mobile ban raises achievement' – a micro view of a macro phenomenon

In this follow-up article, Roger Broadie and Mal Lee challenge the findings and discuss the complexities of the use of digital technology in school settings. The Centre for Economic Performance paper by Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, that gave rise to an article in the Guardian claiming that banning mobile phones in schools raises the performance of pupils, is a classic example of the danger of taking a micro view of a macro phenomenon. Cyber resource centre: Cybersmart. The online resource centre is your one-stop shop for Cybersmart resources.

Cyber resource centre: Cybersmart

All resources are available free of charge and can be downloaded, viewed on the site, ordered via the Cybersmart order form or over the phone on 1800 880 176. I want to access resources for / I want to access information about: General cybersafety information > Revision Tips - Google Docs. Liz Ryan - "Joyce the Librarian" Overview — - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work. Home. A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000. Richard Prince’s Instagram screenshots at Frieze Art Fair in New York.

A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

(Marco Scozzaro/Frieze) The Internet is the place where nothing goes to die. Those embarrassing photos of your high school dance you marked “private” on Facebook? The drunk Instagram posts? Why can’t we read anymore? 30 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss. Click To View Slideshow» Google's online office suite and storage service has come a long way, becoming the tool of choice for many.

30 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

Here's a list of tips and tricks to squeeze the best out of Drive. Phase 2. APA examples - APA citation style - Guides at University of Western Australia. Murder in the Library 2. "All About the Books, No Trouble". CheckItOut - Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week. Home. Creative Commons. What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons

The short animations below are a fun and simple way to learn about Creative Commons. Both were developed by Creative Commons Australia and are based on the kooky characters, Mayer and Bettle. They are a great resource to use in the classroom when teaching students about Creative Commons. The first animation focuses on the basics of what Creative Commons is and how it works. This animation is available under Creative Commons licence, Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Australia, which means that you can remix and share provided it is under the same licence terms and as long as you attribute Creative Commons Australia. How reading a little each week is a form of life support. One in three adults in the UK – or 16m people – rarely or never read for pleasure.

How reading a little each week is a form of life support

A new survey of 4,164 adults, including both those who read and those who don’t, found that adults who read for just 20 minutes a week are 20% more likely to feel satisfied with their lives. Our research was not focused on people who are unable to read as a result of literacy difficulties or other impairments. We looked instead at people who can read – and often have been regular readers in the past – but who have lost the reading habit, often through a significant life-event, such as having children or falling ill.

Two fifths of respondents for the survey, which I helped to conduct for the charity campaign Galaxy Quick Reads, cited lack of time as the chief barrier. Mood and relaxation Non-readers were 28% more likely to report feelings of depression than those who read regularly for pleasure. Reading calls on and helps to find the whole person, not just the depressed one. Schools. Creative Commons - The Research Safari. Reading Australia - Secondary. 100 Best Books: 12-14 booklist. Google Apps in the High School classroom - Train with Kimberley.

Session Description: Teachers of High School are acutely aware of the challenge that exists simply getting through all the required content!

Google Apps in the High School classroom - Train with Kimberley

This often leaves them feeling like there is a disconnect between the exciting ways technologies are used in the younger years to and what they feel is possible in the senior classroom.