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Australia's most endangered species - Australian Geographic

Australia's most endangered species - Australian Geographic | History | Scoop.it
Australia is home to some unique critters, but it also has one of the highest extinction rates in the world.

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Preserving Australian native fauna: zoo-based breeding programs as part of a more unified strategic approach

Preserving Australian native fauna: zoo-based breeding programs as part of a more unified strategic approach | History | Scoop.it

High extinction rates and loss of biodiversity is a critical conservation matter. Twenty-two Australian mammal species have become extinct in the last 200 years. Of the 95 mammal species under the EPBC Act, 51 have recovery plans and 15 of these have captive components. Zoo-based programs as part of a recovery plan can ‘buy’ time for critically endangered species.

 

Australian Journal of Zoology 61(1) 101-108


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Aboriginal language gets app of life

Aboriginal language gets app of life | History | Scoop.it
A SMARTPHONE app has been designed specifically for the documentation of an endangered Australian indigenous language.

The Ma! Iwaidja smartphone app has been developed as part of the Minjilang Endangered Languages Publication Project.

The project team, based on Croker Island in remote Northwestern Arnhem Land, worked with Mr Bruce Birch, a linguist from the Australian National University to develop the app.

The app includes a 1500-entry English-Iwaidja dictionary with audio, a 450-entry phrase book, a ''WordMaker'' allowing users to conjugate verbs and construct short phrases, and an information section about Iwaidja and other endangered languages of Arnhem Land.

Mr Birch said the app gives users the ability to record new dictionary or phrase book entries using the on-board recording capability of their phones, so people can customise their app by including, for example, new phrases which are particularly useful to them.

"And with the completion of the next phase of development (which is currently underway) the app will become the world's most user-friendly language documentation tool. With little or no training, users will be able to upload recordings of new dictionary entries and phrases to be moderated and checked for accuracy before being made available for download to all users of the app,'' he said.


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Digital Differentiation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital Differentiation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | History | Scoop.it

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The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | History | Scoop.it

"I just came across this awesome graphic shared by our colleagues in teachthought and I found it really interesting. The graphic  features 7 habits of the highly effective teachers using technology. Even though the habits mentioned are generic , they still  reflect part of the digital behavior teacher should embrace when using technology in their class"


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Alissa Huk's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:47 AM

This would be a great graphic to have in your classroom or computer lab. Even though this is aimed at teachers, these 7 habits could be instilled into your students, making them look at technology from a different perspective.

Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:35 PM

Lets work on embracing tech! Great 7 steps to get started.

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Australian endangered species: Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Bringing a species back from the brink of extinction is never easy.

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Carina Mackie's curator insight, May 26, 2013 7:48 AM

Questions:

 1. Identify and explain the link between human activity and depleted populations of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat.

 2. Using the information provided in the article, suggest a suitable habitat for relocation and habitation of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat.

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Saving Australian endangered species - a policy gap and political opportunity

Saving Australian endangered species - a policy gap and political opportunity | History | Scoop.it
Tim Flannery, in his Quarterly Essay After the Future, is right to deplore the sudden abrogation of responsibility for threatened species by state and federal governments.

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Australian endangered species: Torrent frogs

Torrent frogs are an interesting group of frogs found in the rainforests of north-east Australia.

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Everyday Math, Common Core edition - Gifted Issues Discussion ...

Everyday Math, Common Core edition - Gifted Issues Discussion ... | History | Scoop.it
I don't like EM much (it jumps around too much), but maybe the Common Core version will be a slight improvement. Are there any schools that adapt EM to the needs of gifted students? Top ...

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