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ACARA
The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent authority providing a rigorous, national approach to education through the national curriculum, national assessment program and national data collection and reporting program. ACARA collaborates with teachers, principals, governments, state and territory education authorities, professional education associations, community groups and the general public to develop national education standards that are applied across every school in Australia. ACARA's mission is to improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting. Significant reports including the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia– the major report of statistical and related information about educational outcomes – and national data standards manuals are published on this site in the Reporting section.

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Fauvism Movement "If the trees look yellow to the artist then painted a bright yellow they must be." Synopsis Fauvism was the first twentieth-century movement in modern art. Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink - Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger | 6:00 AM July 25, 2012 In articles in both the New York Times and The New Yorker earlier this year, the concept of brainstorming as introduced in the 1940′s by Alex Osborn has been attacked as ineffective and linked to the concept of “Groupthink.” In her NYT piece and in an HBR ideacast, Susan Cain points out that the popular view — “Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in.” — conflicts with research that suggests “people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption.”

Local Languages: 13/11/2012, Behind the News Last week we told you how the government wants all kids to learn an Asian language. But there are languages much closer to home that some people think are just as important. As Tash reports, Australia has hundreds of Indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don't keep teaching them they could eventually disappear. And there's a warning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers this story contains images of people who've died. NATASHA THIELE, REPORTER: These guys are getting ready for an important lesson. Comparing Vastly Different Body Types of Olympic Athletes New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body shapes, and muscle mass that make up the physiques of champion athletes across an array of Olympic sports. Tall, short, heavy and light, Schatz's series clearly displays the broad spectrum of sizes and shapes that these disciplined jocks come in.

information - 2014-04-15 Google in Education Sydney Summit Key Information The EdTechTeam Sydney Summit featuring Google for Education will be held at the PLC Sydney in Croydon, New South Wales on April 15 & 16, 2014. Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney is a day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, offering a broad curriculum to students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Founded in 1888 and situated at Croydon, the College is set within 4.4 hectares of landscaped grounds and retains its 19th century heritage buildings and gardens alongside modern state-of-the-art facilities. PLC Sydney educates young women from the basis of a Christian world view to make a difference in a rapidly changing global society. Its graduates are confident, caring, accomplished young women who make a fine contribution to society and who carry a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Visual Arts - Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW Syllabus 2010 HSC and beyond Visual Arts Syllabus (content unchanged) Updated August 2013 Also available in Word format Open Course: Social Media & Open Education I will be facilitating an open graduate course this Fall titled EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education. This will be the 5th time I have taught the course (first time was 2007), and it’s different each time. It looks like I will have about 25 graduate students taking this for credit (which is well over the usual limit), and I’m also inviting anyone out there interested in the experience to participate for free. Welcome to Creative Arts K-6 About Creative Arts curriculum support Welcome to Creative Arts at Early Learning and Primary Education - Learning and Leadership. The Creative Arts Advisor provides support to teachers of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts in NSW public schools. LIKE us on FaceBook so we can share ideas.

Graphic Film Tackles Texting while Driving It's one of the most dangerous things you can do - texting while driving. There are laws against it in more than half the states. Studies show it can increase your chances of having an accident by four times. But people keep doing it. 10 Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko Individual experience is key Rothko strongly believed in the importance of individual, personal experience in relation to his paintings. In his vision, the viewer would be drawn into a deep, quasi-religious relationship when faced with the canvas, a state of emotional vulnerability and total receptiveness, analogous to Rothko’s own emotional state as he painted the canvas in his studio.The Gemeentemuseum has put this conviction into practice ingeniously, hanging several paintings individually inside small, private alcoves that allow for quiet contemplation, and create microcosms of personal experience. The master of colour ‘[wasn’t] interested in colour’ Since his untimely death, Rothko’s pioneering of the Color Field movement has been described by many critics as indisputable, and groundbreaking.

learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I unfortunately, due to existing travel and other commitments, am not in attendance. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. I see LA as a bricolage of skills, techniques, and academic/practitioner domains.

Teacher Brain - Educational Games and Activities This section is for all your Literacy needs - spelling, grammar, phonics and more! These resources are especially valuable for rotating Literacy groups. Hundreds of reading group activities and games for L3 and Daily 5. Activities are colourful, fun, interesting and engaging! *Please note that new products are placed at the top of the page* Texting Words - Literacy Station Interviews, news and articles related to ART! Leah Anketell’s paintings originate with childhood visions; the Australian outback culture is a strong influence with the bovine often featured. Recently chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice award at the 2014 Byron Arts Classic, Leah’s new series of paintings also features dogs and their relationship to nature. AC: What inspires you?

Professor Curt Bonk's e-Learning World This is the homepage of Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D. Curt is Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses. Curt is affiliated with the cognitive sciences program and is adjunct in the School of Informatics at IU. He founded SurveyShare, Inc. in 2003 which he sold in 2010.

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