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Kim FLINTOFF - Domains and Web Hosting

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Domain names and web hosting at some of the best prices on the web.
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Places I like to shop, search for ideas, recipes and designs
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Home - Thinkers and Tinkers - my.SCOTCH at Scotch College

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This guide has been designed to help you learn more about the equipment the JML has as part of its Thinkers and Tinkers Space.

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Metadata, internet and mobile privacy: from secure apps to VPN

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Being a tech writer, I repeatedly get asked how to stop mobile phone records and web browsing activity from being collected as metadata.


It’s in this spirit of circumventing potential abuse that I offer these tips. There’s nothing illegal about implementing measures to protect your privacy, such as a VPN, or virtual private network. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made that clear in an interpretation of online copyright infringements posted on his website. However, if you use the anonymity of a VPN to conduct illegal activities or breach copyright, that’s a different matter.


I can’t guarantee everything here is secure, so keep your wits about you.

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Curtin WAIT Reunion 2015 - Curtin University

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Curtin University WAIT Reunion of 2015. Reconnect with your fellow WAIT graduates. Get back in touch with Curtin’s prestigious, global community.


You established a global network years ago. You just didn’t know it then.


Now is the time to reconnect with fellow WA Institute of Technology (WAIT) graduates and former staff and put the Curtin network of 190,000 alumni, spanning 150 countries, into action.


Curtin University is hosting a WAIT Reunion over the weekend of the 31 July - 2 August and we’d love to see you there. To pre-register for the event, and keep informed about the exciting range of activities planned for the weekend click on the button below or call Curtin Alumni Relations on +61 8 9266 3113.

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HammerOn Press - The Para-Academic Handbook

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There is a name for those under-and precariously employed, but actively working, academics in today's society: the para-academic.

Para-academics mimic academic practices so they are liberated from the confines of the university. Our work, and our lives, reflect how the idea of a university as a place for knowledge production, discussion and learning, has become distorted by neo-liberal market forces. We create alternative, genuinely open access, learning-thinking-making-acting spaces on the internet, in publications, in exhibitions, discussion groups or other mediums that seem appropriate to the situation. We don't sit back and worry about our career developments paths. We write for the love of it, we think because we have to, we do it because we care.

We take the prefix para- to illustrate how we work alongside, beside, next to, and rub up against, the all too proper location of the Academy, making the work of higher education a little more irregular, a little more perverse, a little more improper. Our work takes up the potential of the multiple and contradictory resonances of para- as decisive location for change, within the university as much as beyond it.
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CLICK HERE to support Lumo Interactive Projector

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Lumo is an interactive projector that reacts to motion. Download, play, and design your own games. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

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A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, April 8, 2:21 PM

This is an article to come back to at the beginning of each school year. These factors (temperature, lighting, color, size of the room) may not always be under the teacher's control, but working to include student work, the proper amount of wall space, etc., could be beneficial for student achievement.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 8, 7:04 PM

Some good research and indicates that simple changes in classroom set up and design can have large impacts in student development.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 9, 10:42 AM

No more desks in rows! Abolish it now!! ;)

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Health in Difference - A National LGBTI Health Alliance conference

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Health in Difference is a flagship conference of the National LGBTI Health Alliance, and Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality and gender diverse people.
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Starting with young learners: Using critical literacy to contest power and privilege in educational settings.

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Machine generated contents note:
  • ch. 1 Treatises into the Life of Paulo Freire: Critical Pedagogy for the Oppressed / Greg Wiggan
  • ch. 2 Starting with Young Learners: Using Critical Literacy to Contest Power and Privilege in Educational Settings / Katie Stover
  • ch. 3 Outsiders in the Middle: African American Students and Culturally Responsive Middle Schools / Tarra D. Ellis
  • ch. 4 Mapping Social Relations in Special Education Classrooms: Power, Pedagogy, and Ruling Relations / Paul Bennett
  • ch. 5 Successful Charter Schools: A Pathway to Closing the Student Treatment Gap Perpetuated by Traditional School Failures / Cedric L. Stone
  • ch. 6 Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: The Components of a Culturally Responsive Educational Approach / Lindsay Sheronick Yearta
  • ch. 7 Recruiting and Retaining Female and Minority Engineering Students: A Critical Social Feminist and Race Perspective / Patricia Tolley
  • Contents note continued: ch. 8 "Turn in Something that you're Proud of
  • - Pedagogical Scripts and the Re-Education of U.S. Educated English Learners / Spencer Solas
  • ch. 9 Some Urban Parents' Responses to White Power and Privilege in Edmonton's K-12 Education Structures: Self-Actualization Outcomes of Some Caribbean-Canadian Blacks / Jean Walrond.
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Coding for Kids Revisited

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Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.
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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

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Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
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Citizenfour HD high speed download

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Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal.

The movie just entered public record, so I am offering it as a download on my server with no bandwidth limit. It is rated 8.2/10 on imdb.

 

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UNIMA: World Puppetry Day 2015

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At the occasion of the World Puppetry Day 2015, that would be celebrated on March 21st, UNIMA is glad to present you the International Message written by Behrooz Gharibpour.

UNIMA sincerely thanks this great Iranian Master for accepting its invitation.

Jacques Trudeau
UNIMA Secretary General
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A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, March 11, 11:00 PM

Kinda wish I had known about this plug-in for Safari, Firefox and Chrome before I finished my master’s program. TLDR stands of “Too Long, Didn’t Read.”  The plugin uses Stermor's proprietary language heuristics engine, Liquid Helium, to summarize articles on the Web. The user can choose whether they want a short, medium or longer summary. Has anybody used it? Can you vouch for its accuracy?

Sue Osborne's curator insight, March 12, 6:59 PM

Well this is my new best friend!  Some of my Uni articles are 40 pages long - needed this one desperately!

SageRave's curator insight, March 13, 12:12 PM

A great tool for bloggers who lean on "asides", keeping their main entries viable fore several weeks after their original post dates.

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The Social Life of Big Data 2015 symposium

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Information about The Social Life of Big Data 2015 symposium to be held at the Perth Zoo Convention Centre on Tuesday, 2 June, 2015.

 

Outcomes

Among other outcomes, at the end of the day you will know:

  • more about big data research and use in Australia;
  • whether you can use big data in your research; and
  • how to access WA support to use big data resources if you wish to do so.


Event details

Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Time: 9.00am - 6.30pm
Venue: Perth Zoo Convention Centre, Labouchere Road

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Curtin public lecture

Participants are also encourage to attend a public lecture by Dr Daniel Trottier hosted by Curtin University on the evening of Wednesday, 3 June.


After the public lecture, the audience will:

  • have a sense of the international agenda;
  • understand how big data may be used for empowerment; and
  • appreciate why big data issues have a privacy dimension.
Event details

Dr Daniel Trottier - Big data and society: between empowerment and surveillance
Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA

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Events | JCIPP Curtin Corner - Who would be a teacher? Representations of teachers and teaching in the Australian news media

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Date: Friday 15 May 2015
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Executive Briefing Centre Bldg 100, Level 2, JCIPP Foyer
Speaker: Dr Kathryn Shine, School of Journalism

In recent years Australian politicians of all persuasions have talked repeatedly of the need to attract “higher quality” candidates into the teaching profession to address a perceived decline in educational standards. There appears to be recognition among politicians and policy makers that the status of teaching as a profession is low and that this may be deterring high calibre candidates from choosing teaching as a career. However, little consideration has been given to the portrayal of teachers and teaching in the highly influential news media. This presentation outlines recent research on the depiction of teachers and teaching in recent Australian news media coverage of significant educational issues such as NAPLAN testing and the Gonski review, and points to implications for teacher recruitment and retention and education policy.
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IDAHOT AUSTRALIA

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia | May 17 & 18
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Report - Safe at school? Exploring safety and harm of students with cognitive disability

This report reveals students with cognitive disability experience higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than students without disability.

This research was conducted by the Centre for Children and Young People at the Southern Cross University.

The project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better. The research was supplemented by an extensive analysis of relevant law and policy in this area.

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Working on LibreOffice Online Document Editing, an Open Source Alternative to Google Apps, Office 365

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Through a project contributed by IceWarp on the principles of Free Software, LibreOffice Online will become the trusted free alternative to proprietary solutions Springfield, Washington Metro Area and Cambridge, United Kingdom – March 25, 2015.


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NMC Academy

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The NMC Academy is a fresh approach to accelerate professional learning among educators, providing personalized and powerful online and offline experiences that inspire and transform teaching practices. The NMC Academy’s courses and events are hosted by a variety of education leaders and specifically designed for busy teachers and faculty, along with museum and library professionals.
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COPMI | Schools/Education

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School teachers and their support staff play an increasingly important role in supporting parents with a mental illness and their children.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids to Code

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For teachers interested in incorporating coding and computer programming into the curriculum, VideoAmy has collected a variety of inspiring videos and helpful resources in this Five-Minute Film Festival.
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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.
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Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

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After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

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For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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The relatively arbitrary process of knowledge siloes called "subjects" has long been a nagging concern - why are so few people comfortable with highly integrated knowledge systems that serve a broad basis for engaging with the world?  Because that's how we frame their earliest conceptions of knowledge in formal education. Schools, unversitiues and libraries are the only places knowledge is segmented and isolated from its context, relationships and juxtapositions...

I'm increasingly of the belief that challenge-based models provide the context and the authenticity to support high order computational thinking that engages knowledge in integrated ways.

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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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Cards Against Originality, an online app for Cards Against Humanity.

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A Cards Against Humanity app for iOS, Android and computers. It has all the cards you know and hate, plus all 5 expansions. You still need to be in the same room to play.
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