Quit's Critics' Choice competition
Quit Tasmania's anti-smoking competition for students
The Critics' Choice 2017, is open until
Tuesday 31 October 2017.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
How to read food labels
Special ABC report on interpreting food labels
"Turning research into practical advice."
Particularly useful pages on evidence-based teaching and learning
Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies
Top 10 Behaviour Management Strategies
10 Things Every Teacher Should Know Before Starting Their First Day
in the Classroom
At work and at home we
are increasingly being warned about cybersecurity threats, with a
consequent need to be familiar with cybersecurity terms.
Tropical Cyclone Data Portal
The Bureau of Meteorology's Southern
Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Data Portal allows you to
overlay the tracks taken by cyclones in the Australian region for
any range of years since 1970.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Although aimed primarily at health
professionals, this NSW government website will be useful for
teachers and parents concerned with children's weight issues and
healthy eating requirements. For example, the site provides a guide
measuring a child's height for the BMI calculation.
National newspaper for young Australians.
The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation
Several common mistakes people make when
interpreting statistics, probability and risk, and how to avoid
them. (The Conversation contribution by
Winnifred Louis and Cassandra Chapman, 29 Mar 2017.)
Activity suggestions and other resources to support
teachers, students and parents in pursuing the coding and other
digital elements of the Australian Curriculum. Financed by the
The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804
On loan from France and never before seen in
Tasmania - original drawings and paintings by artists among the
voyagers on board the ships of French explorer Nicholas Baudin.
Exhibition open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from Fri 7
Apr to Sun 9 Jul 2017 (closed Mondays).
Women in Tasmania
Tasmanian government website containing links to the
Tasmanian Women's Plan 2013-18 and other policies, programs and
resources related to women (media
release, 18 Mar 2018).
also the Women in
Tasmania Facebook Page.
LITERACY AND NUMERACY
government website augments the Learning Potential app in giving
parents ideas on how to improve their children's literacy and
numeracy skills at home. (Media
release, 20 Feb 2017)
5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
Research shows students need to be taught the
critical thinking skills necessary to distinguish between fake and
genuine news stories. (NPR, 16 Feb 2017)
New $10 banknote
A new $10 banknote will be circulated in September 2017.
The following RBA pages for teachers and students deal with notes and coins
Learning About Banknotes
Bullying No way!
Schools can register to participate in Bullying
National Day of Action to be held on Friday 17 March 2017. (Media
Guide (2MB pdf file) is a short guide from the
Australian Government's Stay Smart Online website that encourages
people to develop safe online security habits in relation to:
online finances and payments
tablets and mobiles
backups and protection