Snap! winners

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin
Young girl jumping in a puddle of water.

Congratulations to all the staff and students who entered the ‘snap happy!‘ photographic competition this year. We really enjoyed looking at the photos as well as and reading your artist statements about what being happy looks like in your local rural community! Based upon the competition criteria, there was unanimous agreement about the three category winners for ‘Snap’. … Continue Reading Snap! winners

iPads In Action: Mathematics

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A great number of mathematical apps have been created for Primary School students. The question is  how do you leverage the power of these apps to create clever and creative ways for iPads to be used for whole class lessons, group work or individual activities? Thankfully, Dr Nerida McCredie from Think3 will be conducting  iPads in Action: Mathematics… Continue Reading iPads In Action: Mathematics

DE News 2014 T4 W06

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“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J Kaiser Copyright The National Copyright Unit and Creative Commons Australia have jointly developed an information pack for teachers and students on Creative Commons (CC). The pack explains what CC is, how to find CC material and the best way to attribute CC material. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/creative-commons-information-pack   DE Schools… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W06

DE News 2014 T4 W05

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“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Anthony Robbins DE School News Southern Cross School Development Days During week 4 over 120 Southern Cross DE staff attended two consecutive days of professional learning. During this time they had the opportunity to learn about: Aboriginal perspectives presented by the Aspiration Initiative Strategies… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W05

DE News 2014 T4 W04

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“When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success.” – Cullen Hightower DE School News Bourke-Walgett SODE ‘Snaps’ up the prizes Students from Bourke Walgett School of Distance Education took out two of the three categories that were awarded prizes in this year’s Snap photographic competition. The judging committee really enjoyed looking at their photos as well… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W04

DE News 2014 T4 W03

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“In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision.” – Peter F Ducker DE School News Bourke Walgett Distance Education State Finalists Thank you to Wendy Hay, Principal Bourke Walgett SODE who kindly submitted this article. Bourke Walgett School of Distance Education is extremely proud and celebrating the success of three of… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W03

7 Google Search Tips for learners of all ages

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Here is one of my favourite Google search posters that is ideal for classroom use. In this free downloadable poster, students will get to learn about 7 important tips on how to conduct  an efficient search query on Google. By efficient I mean a search query that is accurately worded and therefore  has higher chances… Continue Reading 7 Google Search Tips for learners of all ages

DE News 2014 T4 W02

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe HSC Begins All the best to the students who are sitting their HSC exams. We hope their hard work, along with the support provided by their teachers and families, will see them achieve the results they require to move forward to the next stage of their lives. DE School News… Continue Reading DE News 2014 T4 W02