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.
The Bicycle: A Clean, Green, Perfect Machine! - Road Mountain BMX Bicycle Abilene All over the world people are beginning to realize the devastating impact of human activities on Mother Earth. Our need for energy rips resources from the earth's surface, ceaseless transportation and business needs belch tons of pollution into the atmosphere, and everywhere machines, highways, noise and smog threaten or even eclipse the sights, sounds and beauty of nature. But there's light at the end of this dark scenario thanks to an elegant, commonplace marvel owned by the majority of westerners and accessible to almost all. It's the bicycle!
Teaching them to Code From Year 7 – Digital Technologies – Fabulous Resources So, by Year 7 our students need to start writing code. Last week we saw the launch of several new curriculum areas on the Australian Curriculum website. Amongst those was the long anticipated Technologies Curriculum. I’ve been watching this develop for a long while now. Being the wife of a project manager, software developer and entrepreneur, there have been some interesting conversations at home as I’ve read bits out.
Autos - Meet the shape-shifting city car of tomorrow Read the specs, and the EO Smart Connecting Car 2 is not a car that will change anything. Until you see EO change. The EO is a two-seat city car with sporty scissors-style doors and plenty of glass; it is stylish in a Star Trek shuttlecraft sort of way. It uses four in-hub electric motors to move its Smart ForTwo-like 1,650lbs (748kg) at speeds up to 40mph (64km/h). The wheels are jointed at the ends of the axles, freeing the car to spin around while sitting in one spot. Learn To Code Play, Design & Code Retro Arcade Games Grades 2+ | Blocks CS First Unplugged Grades 2-8 | Blocks, Unplugged, Scratch Discover Python with Silent Teacher Educational Leadership:Leading in Tough Times:The Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership Most school leadership practices create temporary, localized flurries of change but little lasting or widespread improvement. The study found some exceptions, however. From the first day of their appointment, some leaders thought hard about how they might implement deep, broad, and long-lasting reforms. The following examples from our study illustrate seven principles that together define sustainable leadership.1
Murray Bridge High School At Murray Bridge High School we pride ourselves on delivering an engaging and comprehensive Digital Technology curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum (ACARA). We have over 250 desktop computers on the Windows 7 Operating System and strongly encourage students to bring their own digital laptop or tablet. Digital Technology - Year Eight Students have the choice to study one term of Digital Technology in Year 8. Within this curriculum, students study the following:
Special Assistance Program (Australian education) The development and implementation of the Special Assistance Program in Victorian Primary Schools during the period 1979 - 1982 constituted the most significant innovation in the provision of special education services to children experiencing learning difficulties and in addressing declining literacy and numeracy standards. Up until the political directive to initiate this program was given, there had been no policy within the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development directing Principals of Primary Schools to develop special programs for pupils at risk of illiteracy and innumeracy. From the early 1960s, the Education Department of Victoria (Australia), had developed an extensive range of programs in primary schools that sought to develop the individual ability of each pupil.
Welcome to Technology 7-12 Welcome to Technology 7-12 Welcome to Technology 7-12, supporting technology teachers in NSW public schools. In Years 7 and 8 all students are required to complete the Technology (Mandatory) course. In Years 7-12 students have the opportunity to study elective subjects in the Technology area, and a further choice of HSC subjects including Agriculture, Design and Technology, Engineering Studies, Industrial Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Food Technology, Software Design and Development and, Textiles and Design. The site provides quick and easy access to up-to-date curriculum and professional development resources. Use the left-hand navigation bar to access the resources for each Technology subject Years 7-10 and Years 11-12. ACT Education Solutions ACT Education Solutions, Limited (AES) ACT Education Solutions, Limited (AES) is a fully owned subsidiary of ACT, Inc., located in Iowa City in the United States. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with its head office in Sydney, AES has a truly global reach. AES regional offices are located in China, Indonesia and Singapore. Established in 2005, AES will celebrate its 10th birthday in 2015.
Australian Curriculum: Business and Economics Australian Curriculum: Business and Economics Consultation The Business Educators Australasia (BEA) Council meeting for 2011/2012 was held in Melbourne June 4 and 5 and marked a significant occasion. The meeting was addressed by two senior officers from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in what was the beginning of an important ongoing conversation with BEA as ACARA commences the development of the Australian curriculum for economics and business education. Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress By Anya Kamenetz, NPR Close your eyes for a minute and daydream about a world without bubble tests. Education Week recently reported that some Republican Senate aides are doing more than dreaming — they’re drafting a bill that would eliminate the federal mandate on standardized testing. Annual tests for every child in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, plus one in high school, have been a centerpiece of federal education law since 2002. No Child Left Behind, the current incarnation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, requires them.