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Roland Gesthuizen

Australian College of Educators - 2 views

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    ACE was founded to provide an independent voice for educators and advance the education profession. Now, half a century later and in an increasingly complex educational environment, it is even more important that the voices of those who educate our nation are heard and that they have a forum in which to inform themselves; discuss and debate issues; and seek to find shared solutions to current educational questions.
Roland Gesthuizen

Teen app maker hits the jackpot - 7 views

  • "I basically begged my parents for six months to get [an Apple] computer," he said of his father, an investment banker, and his mother, a lawyer. "And when I finally got it, instead of using it for just watching videos or browsing the web, I kind of had an interest to create things."
  • "I began kind of looking into algorithmic technologies and natural language programming," Nick said. The technology is now integrated into his latest app, formally known as Trimit and now known as Summly.
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    He is 16, an Australian living in London and recently scored $US250,000 in investment from a billionaire for a technology that could change the way we read emails, news articles or any other text on our computers.
Jenny Gilbert

Australian political cartooning - a rich tradition - australia.gov.au - 3 views

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    "Australia has a strong and vibrant history of political cartooning. Since the 1830s, when political cartoons were first featured in Australian newspapers, they have provided satirical, witty or humorous comment on political and public affairs, social customs, fashions, sports events and personalities."
Roland Gesthuizen

It's an Honour - Honours - 2 views

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    Australia has a system of honours and awards so its citizens can be recognised for excellence, achievement or meritorious service. In this section you will find a wealth of information covering all aspects of Australian honours.
Roland Gesthuizen

The National Literacy and Numeracy Evidence Base - teach learn share - Welcome to the T... - 2 views

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    The Teach, Learn, Share database is a national platform where educators and systems can share their effective approaches to literacy and numeracy teaching and learning in Australia. Once established, the Teach, Learn, Share database will be the 'go-to' site for information about effective literacy and numeracy strategies for individual teachers, schools, systems and the wider education community. The database will include descriptions of successful literacy and numeracy initiatives in a diverse range of school settings, capacity for targeted searching and links to relevant and appropriate research in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
Roland Gesthuizen

Cybersafety 2011 - Download free content from Catholic Network Australia on iTunes - 6 views

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    Cybersafety 2011by Catholic Network Australia
Roland Gesthuizen

Universities told to adapt or die - 3 views

  • ''Fixing the technology's important, but so is changing the pedagogy,'' Mr Tanner said. ''While we've made great progress in e-learning, there's been an awful lot about 'e' and not much about 'learning'.''
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    UNIVERSITIES that fail to embrace new technology will lose students and die, former federal finance minister Lindsay Tanner has warned. Mr Tanner, now a vice-chancellor's fellow at Victoria University, told a Melbourne audience last night that while Australian universities were using the internet to deliver study materials, they were not yet fully exploiting the potential technology offered for new ways of learning.
Roland Gesthuizen

The Australian Curriculum v2.0 - 3 views

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    The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. The Australian Curriculum describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community.
Tony Searl

Political Debate In Australia - 1 views

  • Despite the exponential increases in public education and access to information in the past century, the quality of political debate appears to have become increasingly unsophisticated, appealing to the lowest common denominator of understanding
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      this is so true
  • In 1860 the technology was primitive but the ideas were profound and sophisticated. In 2011 technology is sophisticated but the ideas uttered by presidential aspirants are embarrassing in their banality, ignorance and naivety.
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      absolutely why little of the DER has ANYTHING to do with technology. Like a rat with a gold tooth
  • In 2006 I suggested that it might be time to actually define ''Education'', something omitted in the draft bill, and to explore its role in personal and community life, but this was rejected as too ambitious.
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    This is by far the best-educated cohort in our history - on paper, anyway - but apparently lacking in courage, judgment, capacity to analyse or even simple curiosity, except about immediate personal needs.
Grace Kat

Atlas of Living Australia - 7 views

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    "The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative focused on making Australia's biodiversity information more accessible and useable online. It is a partnership between CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, the Australian natural history collections community and the Australian Government."
Ruth Howard

http://www.skillsaustralia.gov.au/PDFs_RTFs/SkillsProsperityRoadmap.pdf - 0 views

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    The Challenge of Prosperity for Australia
Roland Gesthuizen

White flight to private schools continue: research - Education Review - 2 views

  • the cultural diversity levels in schools are often much lower than that of the suburbs in which they are located
  • The success of multiculturalism in large part relies on Australians having the skills and outlook to effectively negotiate across cultural difference. Schools are a crucial institution for instilling an understanding of, and respect for, cultural difference…
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    New analysis also shows the cultural profile of schools often at odds with that of the suburbs in which they're located. New research showing a pattern of 'cultural polarisation in schools across the board' has been released, bringing the 'white flight' phenomenon back into the spotlight. Analysis of My School 2.0 and census data by Chistina Ho of the University of Technology Sydney claims Anglo-Australians may have abandoned public schools in many areas.
Roland Gesthuizen

Nightskyonline.info - 4 views

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    This Australian Space and Astronomy website is maintained by Paul Floyd, a school teacher and amateur astronomer with 21 years experience (as at 2011) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities.
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