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Explore by Grades

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A UNICEF site which provides teaching resources for social justice issues around the world. Includes videos, case studies and lesson plans. Just click on the topic and level you require.

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Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News | Current Events

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News | Current Events | DSC Library | Scoop.it
Breaking News English Lessons - 1,799 FREE Easy News English lesson plans. EFL/ESL graded news lessons, news in 7 levels, current events.
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A series of lessons based on newspaper articles. Not only useful to English but for the environment, health  and issues. Good for that time when you are pushed for time and  you need a fully prepared series of lessons.As well, if you scroll to the bottom you can search according to topics.

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Memo HR staff: a social profile is not a CV

Memo HR staff: a social profile is not a CV | DSC Library | Scoop.it
Young people need to be protected from cyber-spying by prospective employers.
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A Year 11 student's take on employers using social media to research prospective employees

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Fred Smith’s Australian story now online | The RiotACT

Fred Smith’s Australian story now online | The RiotACT | DSC Library | Scoop.it
As previewed here local diplomat and musician Fred Smith was featured on the ABC's Australian Story last night. If you missed it, it's now
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An inspiring story about Fred Smith and his healing work in Afghanistan

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How social class affects health

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The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Sharon Friel considers the points where class and health interact. The unequal…
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Discusses how unequal distribution of power, money and resources creates health inequalities. and how this  disadvantage is passed on through generations. In addition a number of links  provide conversations on how these factors affect such things as education,cultural leadership, accessibility to music, stereotyping and domestic violence.

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Use of social media by Human Resources

 An interesting article by Olympia, a couple of comments around this article  from "the other side of the fence" would be......  It is probably a touch sensationalist to equate HR using various tools to assess prospective candidates for employment within their companies to a creepy practice of people sitting around a table analysing information from a facebook profile or "HR stalking".  I am not sure how many HR people she has spoken to, but I have worked in the industry for many years (since the whole social network phenomenon has started),  and am not aware of any companies that have either the time nor the inclination to sit around a table and analyse information from facebook, especially about young inexperienced candidates.  It is almost laughable that people think that people do this.  I am not saying that certain recruiters don't glance at a social network profile on occasion, but it is more likely when they have doubts about a candidate, either something didn't sit right or didn't ring true so they search for other information to verify or refute their thinking on the person.  Social networking tools, along with interviews, reference checking, psychological profiling etc etc are just tools to use in the recruitment process.  Let's face it, employers pay people a fairly decent wage, so it would make sense for them to try to find the best suitable candidate for their organisations. 
If you put things in a public space without setting you privacy settings, then you are virtually oking people to have a look at what you are doing if they so choose.  There is a lot to be said about keeping certain things private I think.... Employers will use whatever tools are available to make a decision on "the right candidate" as long as it is done legally I don't have a problem with it.  I think it is helpful of teachers to be pointing this out.  They are using their wisdom to make sure that students do everything possible to secure themselves the job they want.  Let's face it, it is difficult when you have little to no experience to break into the job market, so any advice on helping them do so, in my opinion is helpful.  The words the teacher was said to have used in this article do seem a trifle overkill, but then again, sometimes you need to be strong in your message to get the message through, otherwise you are at risk of the students dismissing what you say as unimportant.  Social media is here to stay and people are naïve if they think that it will only be used for certain things and not others.  Finally, I think she is also being a touch sensationist talking about a conspiracy by teachers re sexual expression and stalking........ again, I am sure the teachers have better things to do with their time than to be thinking up conspiracies around student's sexual expression... I think sometimes people may get a bit carried away with their own self-importance and how much time people actually care about or focus on them in reality.....  but each to their own she is entitled to her opinion.      Meaghan Tarrant  Lead HR Advisor

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A HR practitioner's opinion about the use of social media. In particular the response to the letter written by a Year 11 student as published in DSC Library Scoop It.

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Digital Footprints - Your New First Impression

Created this video after reading information released in June, 2009 by Harris Interactive about employers' use of social networking sites to screen candidate...
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The dangers of the digital footprint

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Smartphones ate my life

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A wired world has a very different sense of etiquette.
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An issue worth discussing with your classes or just of interest to you!

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