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CORONAVIRUS
Thursday: five cases, no deaths
ABC News, 22 Oct 2020
VictoriaThe latest Victorian coronavirus figures are five new cases and no deaths.
Figures for the last fourteen days are:


DAY (Oct.) CASES DEATHS
Thu 22 5 0
Wed 21 3 0
Tue 20 1 0
Mon 19 4 1
Sun 18 2 0
Sat 17 1 0
Fri 16 2 0
Thu 15 6 0
Wed 14 7 5
Tue 13 12 1
Mon 12 15 0
Sun 11 12 1
Sat 10 14 0
Fri 9 11 0

 

 

 

 

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
Suspensions roundup
The Conversation (opinion), 21 Oct 2020
Suspension (Image: Facebook re SA Govt)
The reporting to the disability royal commission of a disproportionate number of students with a disability being suspended or expelled has prompted an overview of the suspensions and expulsion procedures across the different states.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT
Student wellbeing stable during year of COVID
Tas Govt media release, 20 Oct 2020
Student Wellbeing Survey 2020In the latest wellbeing survey of Tasmanian students 96 per cent of them reported good relationships and support from their teachers.
Bullet Student Wellbeing Survey 2020 [pdf]

 

 

LITERACY
Writing to communicate boost needed
The Conversation (opinion by Claire Wyatt-Smith and Christine Jennifer Jackson), 19 Oct 2020
Australian CurriculumExplicit teaching of writing to communicate needs to be stepped up in the high school years, two academics say after a survey.

 

 

AUSTRALIAN POLITICS
Labor re-elected in ACT
ABC News, 17 Oct 2020
ACTLabor is on track in the ACT election to win a sixth term, with the support of the Greens.

 

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS
Jacinda Ardern wins second term
ABC News, 17 Oct 2020
Jacinda AdernNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected, with her Labour Party winning close to 50 per cent of the seats in the NZ general election.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS
Tas to open borders
ABC News, 13 Oct 2020
TasmaniaTasmania will open its borders to low risk jurisdictions from Monday 26 October.
Bullet Border restriction changes, Tas Govt statement, 13 Oct 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
Vic DPAC Sec resigns
ABC News, 12 Oct 2020
VictoriaVictoria's Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet has resigned in order not to become a "distraction" to the hotel quarantine inquiry.

 

CORONAVIRUS
COVID surface danger alarm
ABC News, 12 Oct 2020
ATM screen (Image: admetro.com)
CSIRO scientists have found that the coronavirus lasts longer on surfaces than previously believed.

 

WEATHER ALERT
More floods and winds on way
BoM website, 8 Oct 2020
Rain

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding have been forecast, particularly for the north coast, Central Highlands and east coast.
WindAs well, strong wind warnings have been issued for most of Tasmania.

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Bullet The Mercury website

 

 

CORONAVIRUS
Trump leaves hospital
ABC News, 6 Oct 2020
Donald TrumpUS President Donald Trump has left hospital to return by helicopter to the White House, having earlier tweeted, "Don't be afraid of Covid".

 

MENTAL HEALTH
Mental health support call
Tas Govt media release, 5 Oct 2020
Josh WillieOpposition education spokesperson Josh Willie has called on the state government to adopt Labor's policy of installing mental health officers in all schools.
Bullet Multi-faceted mental health support already in operation, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 5 Oct 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
Twelve cases
ABC News, 4 Oct 2020
VictoriaThere were 12 new Victorian coronavirus cases and one death in this morning's (Sunday) report.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Eight cases
ABC News, 3 Oct 2020
VictoriaEight new Victorian coronavirus cases and three deaths were reported this morning.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS
Donald Trump and Melania have COVID-19
ABC News, 2 Oct 2020
Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump has announced that he and his wife, Melania, have caught the coronavirus.

Bullet UPDATE: Trump taken to hospital by helicopter (ABC News, 3 Oct 2020)

 

WATER TRAGEDY
Kayaker's body found
ABC News, 2 Oct 2020
S TasmaniaThe body of missing 19-year-old kayaker Valentine Bester has been found at Slopen Main in south-east Tasmania.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Seven cases
ABC News, 2 Oct 2020
VictoriaThere have been seven new coronavirus cases and two deaths in Victoria.

 

WEATHER ALERT
Damaging winds on Friday
BoM website, 1 Oct 2020
WindWinds gusting to around 100 km/h across southern, central and eastern Tasmania are expected tomorrow (Friday).
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CORONAVIRUS
Fifteen cases
ABC News, 1 Oct 2020
VictoriaVictoria had 15 new coronavirus cases and two deaths overnight.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Thirteen cases
ABC News, 30 Sep 2020
VictoriaThere were 13 new cases and four deaths in Victoria's coronavirus report today.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Ten cases
ABC News, 29 Sep 2020
VictoriaVictoria has recorded ten new coronavirus cases and seven deaths.

 

CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOLS
Schools not the problem
The Conversation (opinion), 28 Sep 2020
CoronavirusCoronavirus outbreaks in schools are generally well-contained. It is households, not schools, that are the problem, research shows.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Single digits
ABC News, 28 Sep 2020
VictoriaNew coronavirus numbers in Victoria have fallen to single figures, with only five new cases being recorded overnight, and three deaths. However, Monday figures are usually below average.

 

EDERAL POLITICS
Susan Ryan dies
ABC News, 27 Sep 2020
Susan Ryan (Image: ABC, AAP-Lukas Loch)Susan Ryan, Labor's first female federal minister and advocate of equality of educational opportunity and women's rights. has died at the age of 77.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases remain low
ABC News, 27 Sep 2020
VictoriaVictoria's Sunday coronavirus numbers are 16 new cases and two more deaths.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Vic health minister resigns
ABC News, 26 Sep 2020
VictoriaVictoria's health minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned following the Premier's statement that she as health minister was responsible for the coronavirus quarantine fiasco decision.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases still low
ABC News, 25 Sep 2020
VictoriaVictoria reported 14 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths today (Friday).
Bullet UPDATE Sat 26 Sep 2020: The number of cases remains low, with 12 new cases and one death (ABC News)

 

CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
What is 'present'?
NPR, 24 Sep 2020
Attendance on Zoom (Image: Charlotte Fu for NPR)
Under what circumstances is a student to be marked 'present' when away from school during coronavirus restrictions? .

 

SPORT
Dean Jones dies
ABC News, 24 Sep 2020
Dean Jones (Image: ABC News)Cricket commentator and former Australian player Dean Jones has died of a heart attack in India at the age of 59.

 

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT
Recognising TCE capabilities facilitated
Tas Govt media release, 24 Sep 2020
TASCYear 11 and 12 VET students in particular will benefit from certain Recognised Formal Learning being granted, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Just 12 new cases
ABC News, 24 Sep 2020
VictoriaTwelve new coronavirus cases and two more deaths were reported in Victoria this morning.

 

WHALE STRANDINGS
Now 470 whales
ABC News, 23 Sep 2020
WhaleThe number of whales known to have stranded on Tasmania's west coast has jumped to about 470, following the discovery of a further 200 in a new location this morning.
Bullet Tasmania's whale stranding tragedy explained, The Conversation (opinion), 23 Sep 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
Drop to 15 cases
ABC News, 23 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases today is 15. The number of new deaths is five.

 

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Energy future input sought
Tas Govt media release, 22 Sep 2020
Solar power emoticon (Image: Pinterest)Tasmanian young people have the chance to give their views on the future direction of Tasmania's renewable energy policy, energy minister Guy Barnett says.
Bullet Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan 2020 - survey for young people, Tas Govt

 

CORONAVIRUS
Rise to 28 cases
ABC News, 22 Sep 2020
VictoriaThere were 28 new cases and three deaths in today's release of coronavirus data in Victoria.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Building Southern Support
Tas Govt media release, 21 Sep 2020
Southern TasmaniaA $4.3 million redevelopment of the Southern Support School at Howrah has commenced.

 

COMPUTER SECURITY
UTAS email data exposed
ABC News, 21 Sep 2020
UTASThe personal details of 19,900 University of Tasmania student email account holders has been accidentally exposed. Relevant users have been notified.

 

CORONAVIRUS
What are the long-term effects?
The Conversation (opinion by Alberto Posso), 20 Sep 2020
CashHistory has shown that lengthy school closures result in lower lifetime income for students, but it is not clear what the long-term effects will be when closures have been accompanied by online learning.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Now 11 cases
ABC News, 21 Sep 2020
VictoriaOnly 11 new cases and two deaths from coronavirus were reported in Victoria today (Monday). However, the number of cases is usually below average on a Monday.

 

ZOOM LESSONS
No joints please
Insider, 20 Sep 2020
Zoom (Image: zoom.com)A US elementary school teacher has called on parents to be fully clothed and to refrain from holding large joints when they appear in the background of their children's zoom classes.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Even lower to 14
ABC News, 20 Sep 2020
VictoriaVictoria's new coronavirus cases figure for Sunday is a very pleasing 14.  There have been five more deaths.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Welcome drop to 21 cases
ABC News, 19 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases announced today (Saturday) is 21. There have been seven more deaths.

 

ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP
Scholarships available
Tas Govt media release, 18 Sep 2020
Abiriginal flagApplications are due by Fri 6 Nov 2020 for two Aboriginal leadership scholarships worth $2,500 each, open to Aboriginal Tasmanian residents aged 15 to 29 years.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Earlier border opening looms
ABC News, 18 Sep 2020
TasmaniaTasmania's border may be opened to most other places "towards the end of" October, premier Peter Gutwein said today.
Bullet FIFO, seasonal worker restrictions to ease, The Mercury, 18 Sep 2020

Bullet Changes to outdoor gathering limits, Tas Govt COVID-19 website, 18 Sep 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
Rise to 45 cases
ABC News, 18 Sep 2020
VictoriaToday's number of new coronavirus cases in Victoria is 45. There have been five more deaths.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Back to the twenties
ABC News, 17 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new coronavirus cases in Victoria has fallen to 28, the lowest in three months. The number of new deaths is eight.

 

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Teacher suspended
Tas Govt media release, 16 Sep 2020
JusticeA Tasmanian Department of Education teacher has been suspended over historical child sexual abuse allegations.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Little impact from preschool and childcare
The Conversation (opinion by Callie Little and Brian Byrne), 16 Sep 2020
Early learningA study shows no significant impact on later literacy and numeracy scores by students who had attended preschool and childcare. [Note: other studies show that there IS an impact in the case of DISADVANTAGED children.]

 

CORONAVIRUS
Same as yesterday
ABC News, 16 Sep 2020
VictoriaThere were 42 new coronavirus cases in Victoria during the last 24-hour period, the same number recorded for the previous period. However, the number of deaths rose to eight.

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
New Legana school still looming
Tas Govt media release, 15 Sep 2020
Northern TasmaniaConsultation is continuing over a new primary school at Legana in the West Tamar region.

 

CORONAVIRUS
No new deaths
ABC News, 15 Sep 2020
VictoriaThere were zero new deaths from coronavirus in Victoria during the last 24-hour period. The number of new cases was 42.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Below 40 again
ABC News, 14 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases has fallen to 35. There were seven new deaths.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Fall continues
ABC News, 12 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases released on Saturday was 37. There were six deaths.
Bullet UPDATE Sun 13 Sep 2020 (ABC News): 41 new cases.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT
New disability model targets needs
ABC News, 11 Sep 2020
DisabilitiesUp to 2000 more students will receive disability support under a new needs-based approach, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases fall
ABC News, 10 Sep 2020
VictoriaThursday saw a fall from 76 to 51 in the number of new coronavirus cases in Victoria. There were seven deaths.
Bullet UPDATE Fri 11 Sep 2020 (ABC News): 43 new cases.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases rise
ABC News, 9 Sep 2020
VictoriaWednesday's coronavirus numbers in Victoria are 76 cases and 11 deaths, a rise from the previous day's 55 cases and eight deaths.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT
Mental health review concludes
ABC News, 7 Sep 2020
BrainA review of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health System (CAMHS) will soon be finalised and the government's response provided, mental health minister Jeremy Rockliff says.
Bullet System is flawed, Sarah Lovell, TasLabor mental health spokesperson, 7 Sep 2020
Bullet
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CORONAVIRUS
Cases fall to 41
ABC News, 7 Sep 2020
VictoriaVictoria has experienced the lowest number of new daily coronavirus cases in more than two and a half months with 41 being reported today.
There were nine new deaths.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases now 63
ABC News, 6 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases has fallen to 63. Five new deaths were reported today (Sunday).
Bullet Roadmap out of restrictions announced

 

CORONAVIRUS
School formals with dancing to be allowed
Tas Govt media release, 4 Sep 2020
TasmaniaLeavers dinners, now more correctly termed 'celebration dinners', and school formals, can now go ahead in Tasmania, even with dancing - but on school sites only.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases fall to 81
ABC News, 4 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases announced on Friday is 81. As many as 59 new deaths were announced but this figure includes updated figures from the previous two months.
Bullet UPDATE Sat 5 Sep 2020 (ABC News): 76 new cases.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases back above 100
ABC News, 3 Sep 2020
VictoriaThe number of new Victorian coronavirus cases has risen to 113. There have been 15 deaths.

 

LIFE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS
Brisbane gets AFL Grand Final
ABC News, 2 Sep 2020
FootballThe 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played at night on Saturday 24 October at the Gabba in Brisbane, it has officially been announced.

 

LIFE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS
Sharpest drop in growth since Great Depression
ABC News, 2 Sep 2020
Figures released today by the federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, show that Australia's Gross National Product fell by 7 per cent in the June quarter.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Cases rise to 90
ABC News, 2 Sep 2020
VictoriaWednesday's number of new Victorian coronavirus cases has jumped from 70 to 90, but the 7-day average has fallen below 100 for the first time.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Early years funding announced
Tas Govt media release, 1 Sep 2020
Storytelling (Image: brandnew.co)
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to promote face-to-face storytelling under the state government's B4 Early Years Coalition program. [With masks?]
Bullet Early childhood educators day supported, Josh Willie, TasLabor education spokesperson

 

STUDENT SUPPORT
More speech pathologists needed
Tas Greens media release, 1 Sep 2020
Cassy O'ConnorFunding for one speech pathologist for every two government schools should be included in the forthcoming State Budget, Greens leader and education spokesperson Cassy O'Connor says.

 

 

 

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CORONAVIRUS

FACE MASKS
Which mask should I wear?
Surgical mask, cloth mask or bandana? (The Conversation, 10 Jul 2020).

FACE MASKS
Which way round?
Don't wear your face mask inside out. (smartairfilters.com ).

FACE MASKS
How to make a cloth face mask
Face mask (Image: The Conversation,Shovon Bhattacharjee)
Instructions on how to make a face mask, and related issues (The Conversation,  7 Jul 2020)

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State of Emergency extended (Tas Govt media release, 9 Jul 2020)

Extra Tas border restrictions (Tas Govt media release, 8 Jul 2020)

Roadmap to Recovery (Tas)

COVIDSafe app
Read about the COVIDSafe app and download it free from the Apple or Google app store.

North west outbreak report [pdf]
(Tas Govt website, 30 Apr 2020)

ONLINE GAME
Social Distance Dash
Social Distance Dash
In this free online coronavirus safety game for kids, the aim is to deliver a roll of toilet paper to your grandmother while keeping 1.5 metres away from others and collecting as much hand sanitiser as you can. Page shows a video demo at the top. Scroll down for computer or mobile version.

CORONAVIRUS
Dramatic handwashing demo
Soap experiment (metro.co.uk)
A simple experiment using black pepper and water hammers home to students the powerful effect soap has when they use it to wash their hands. (From metro.co.uk)

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ANIMAL WELFARE
Horse racing animal welfare puzzles

Melbourne Cup logo - ausclassroom.com

Melbourne Cup activities?
New crossword and word find puzzles with a horse racing animal welfare theme are available on ausclassroom.com.



MEMORY AND LEARNING
Learning tips for revising students
Brain (Image: clipartmag.com)
(From Amina Youssef-Shalala, The Conversation, 7 Oct 2019)

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL HISTORY
How early Tasmanian Aboriginals influenced the landscape
Tas Aboriginals (from a painting by Joseph Lycett)
Archaeological research suggests that the nature of land and whether it was close to the coast was more important to Tasmanian Aboriginals than vegetation type.
(From The Conversation, 4 Oct 2019)



CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change action for individuals
Iceberg (Image: The Conversation, Staehli, Shutterstock)
What can people do in their daily lives to help counter climate change?
(From Nick Golledge, The Conversation, 2 Oct 2019)


LITERACY
10 ways to get the most out of silent reading
Silent reading (The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Silent sustained reading for pleasure needs to be encouraged but it is declining in some schools.
(From Margaret Kristin Merga, The Conversation, 23 Sep 2019)


MATHEMATICS
How was maths discovered?
Maths history (Image: The Comversation, Shutterstock)
A simplified response to questions asking how maths was discovered and who made up the rules of mathematics.
(From Linda Galligan, The Conversation, 22 Aug 2019)

INTERNET LITERACY
How to spot a fake review
Fake reviews (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Online reviews of hotel accommodation and other services and products are sometimes rigged. Find out how to identify a genuine review.
Bullet And try the simple five-question online test to see whether you are as good as you think you are at spotting fake reviews.
(From Adrian R. Camilleri, The Conversation, 12 Aug 2019)

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Virtual Hobart Town
Virtual Hobart Town
See computer-generated still and 360-degree panoramic images of Hobart Town in the 1820s.
Bullet Virtual Hobart Town YouTube teaser

WEATHER AND CLIMATE
What is a cold front?
Cold front (Image: ABC)
Find out what a cold front is and how it can adversely affect our weather, particularly here in Tasmania. Bonus: information about warm fronts. From ABC Weather.

SOCCER IN THE CLASSROOM
Everyone's Game
Everyone's Game (SBS)
SBS teaching resource for Years 5-8 prepared to coincide with the Matildas, Australia's women's soccer team, participating in the FIFA Women's World Cup..
Bullet Everyone's Game Classroom Resource Teacher Notes [pdf]
Bullet Quizzes, videos and classroom material

STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Concussion in Sport Australia
Concussion in Sport Australia
Information and resources on the dangers of concussion in sport, from the Australian Sports Commission. See especially the Parents and Teachers section.

WATER SAFETY
Beachsafe
Beachsafe
The BeachSafe website, run by Surf Life Saving Australia, provides patrolling details and current water and weather conditions for just about every beach in Australia.
Bullet Scroll down for the beaches near your location.
Bullet Click on beach thumbnail or name for patrol, weather and water details.
Bullet For more, including a search box for other beaches, click Explore

WATER SAFETY
Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Surf Life Saving Tasmania services include the provision of water safety advice and lifeguards for school water-related events.
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DINOSAURS
TMAG dinosaur exhibition
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - Sun 5 May 2019
Dinosaur rEvolution
The Dinosaur rEvolution (not a typo) exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery uses animatronics and 3D models.
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See also the school bookings page.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Hobart's coastal defences
Gun battery, noat now Princes Park (Image: State Archives Office of Tas)
Several gun batteries were built on the shores of Hobart's River Derwent in the nineteenth century.

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE
The Orb
The OrbOutstanding quality short videos and other teaching materials to give students of all ages an appreciation of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
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