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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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The Impact of Tourism in Bali | eHow

The Impact of Tourism in Bali | eHow | DSC Library | Scoop.it
Bali, Indonesia is one of the world's most beautiful and exotic locations enjoyed by many tourists worldwide.
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Brief summary of the impact of tourism.

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Plastic Pollution | Coastal Care

Plastic Pollution | Coastal Care | DSC Library | Scoop.it
The world population is conglomerating along the coasts, standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic pollution waste tide ever faced.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Some fantastic photos of coastal pollution. An excellent discussion for teachers but maybe too detailed and complex for younger students

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Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project

The Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project is a sand transport system that collects sand from the southern side of the Tweed River entrance and pumps it...
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National Curriculum | Australian Government - Australian Emergency Management Institute

National Curriculum | Australian Government - Australian Emergency Management Institute | DSC Library | Scoop.it
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A site used for the National Curriculum suitable across the curriculum  for all levels. It covers bushfire, tsunami, floods,drought, cyclones to name but a few.

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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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Literary Devices in Pop Culture

This is a project for my English 7741 class. Thanks Paul and Andrew for volunteering your time to help me make this video!
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Explains alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor,etc with an example from pop culture. Other sites available.

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Most asylum seekers actual refugees: UN

ABOUT 90 per cent of asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat are genuine refugees and not economic migrants, the UN says.

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Raising the issue on how "queue jumping" is a false premise.

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The CRAAP test - Evaluating Web Resources - LibGuides at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.
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A useful tool which enables students to evaluate the usefulness of information on the internet.

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Biography - Sir Douglas Ralph (Doug) Nicholls - Australian Dictionary of Biography

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Douglas%20Nicholls%20A41.pdf

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a newspaper article on influential indigenous Australian Sir Douglas Nicholls 

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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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HERRING ISLAND PARK HOME PAGE: Melbourne's Indigenous Climate

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  A description of Melbourne's climate according to indigenous Australians. This site also as great information on Herring Island.  

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Education World ® Lesson Planning: More Resources for Classroom Debates

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Some ideas for debating in the classroom ranging from junior to more senior.

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Bali must reduce negative impact of tourism

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The provincial administration, together with the entire tourist industry, is required to minimize the negative effects caused by tourism activities.

The tourism sector had both positive and negative impacts on the island’s economy, on the people and on the environment, said Ida Bagus Subhiksu, head of Bali Tourism Agency, in a discussion in Denpasar last weekend.


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A newspaper report on the negative effects of tourism on Bali

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Typhoon Haiyan Before & After

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View interactive before and after images showing the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in Tacloban City, Philippines.

Via Seth Dixon
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A wonderful tool to introduce or use on the topic of typhoons and/or disasters. 

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:01 PM

A great set of photos to show the great destructive force of a storm on coastlines. The Philippines are a bunch of small islands made up of primarily coastlines so this typhoon destroyed huge amounts of the country.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:16 PM

We know that natural disasters cause a lot of damage and personal loss but we don't really ever know how much damage is caused until we see it.  Even when we do see it if we don't know what it looked like before it really doesn't mean anything to us.  Using these before and after maps you can really understand how much destruction happened when the typhoon hit the Philippines.  You can see the loss of property, infrastructure and natural resources that were once there.  The loss of not only peoples homes, but entire neighborhoods wiped right off the map.  The remnants of roads can be seen but that is all they are, remnants.  The ability to see the before as well as the after really strikes a toll and makes people realize that this is serious and not just another storm for the people that live here.

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 9, 2015 2:51 PM

Such powerful imagery. I was tinkering around with the pictures and moving the scroller from right to left, keeping my eye on a particular house that stood before the typhoon. To keep scrolling to the left and to watch that image of the house completely disappear was absolutely surreal. It made the news of the devastation wrought by the storm seem so much more real; here I was, sitting in class and watching a home- a place where a family once lived, where lives had been and were continuing to be forged- completely disappear from the face of the map, never to return. I have lived in the same home for 15 years, and I could never imagine watching my home disappear in such a manner. The psychological impact of this devastation on such a massive scale is unimaginable, something that must be endured in order to truly understand- and, unfortunately for the people living in these areas, they now understand it all too well. The financial recovery from this storm will eventually come- perhaps not as fast as hoped, but it will, as always- but the recovery in human costs will take much longer. For those affected, many will believe that there can never be a recovery. Watching that home disappear in the blink of an eye makes me feel that they are probably right.

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Worldlywise Wiki / How physical processes have created coastal landforms

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A number of lessons on coastlines.

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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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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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NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules

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NoodleTools research guides on citing and evaluating sources
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A tutorial on evaluating online resources

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Information Is Beautiful

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Dedicated to distilling the world’s data, information and knowledge into beautiful, interesting and, above all, useful visualizations, infographics and diagrams.
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Has statistics on 20 century death, radiation dosages, rape and many others. 'Could be an idea-starter to keep students engaged, especially the visual learners, and if they are encouraged to collect and represent data of something they are interested in. This is the work of an adult with a team but I think we'd would be surprised at the level of some students' thinking and the sophistication of their design. 
Even just giving them a word such as 'friendship' and having them create a visual image of it that could be used as a logo, perhaps.  There is a lot of writing about the importance of visualisation in problem solving so it can be validated as a learning exercise.'

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Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments

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Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments
Phi Delta Kappan , March 2004


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