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Aboriginal language preserved through app

Aboriginal language preserved through app | Assortment | Scoop.it
Digital technology is being used to ensure the survival of endangered Aboriginal languages, NITV's David Liddle reports.
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Rachel Gaskell's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:31 PM

This app is the first of its kind in the state of Queensland and the second in the whole of Australia to be created (Liddel, 2013).  The learning opportunities available within this app align with the middle years (3&4) Australian Curriculum Technologies: Digital Technologies processes and production skills: explore information systems that suit particular home or personal needs, for example using speech recognition software that can help speakers whose language background is not English (ACARA, 2012). The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curricular priority (ACARA, 2012) is covered when the app is used by all students in language or literacy lessons, regardless of their cultural background.  This is supported by the Director of the Yugambeh, Rory, O'Conner (2013) who asserts that the app is designed to get all Australian students comfortable with Aboriginal language.  

Michelle Poulter's comment, April 28, 2014 3:52 PM
What a great find Rachel. This is a great idea and so simple that it's a wonder someone didn't think of it earlier. What a great way to preserve the language. I love it.
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The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership

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By Jack and Suzy WelchBeing a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a never-ending task. Knowing –
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