Practical Money Skills

PracticalMoneySkills.com is a free Web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life.

……In addition to providing online tools and resources via www.practicalmoneyskills.com, Visa has created free classroom material that educators can use to teach personal finance. Available online or in a binder format, the classroom curriculum is free. It offers a teacher’s guide, student worksheets and quizzes and interactive brain-teasers that can be played by students via the Web or from a CD-ROM. Additionally, Visa donates computer labs, ensuring that schools in need have access to the equipment needed to take advantage of Practical Money Skills for Life.

Learn more about Visa’s outreach program.

Practical Money Skills

PracticalMoneySkills.com is a free Web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life.

……In addition to providing online tools and resources via www.practicalmoneyskills.com, Visa has created free classroom material that educators can use to teach personal finance. Available online or in a binder format, the classroom curriculum is free. It offers a teacher’s guide, student worksheets and quizzes and interactive brain-teasers that can be played by students via the Web or from a CD-ROM. Additionally, Visa donates computer labs, ensuring that schools in need have access to the equipment needed to take advantage of Practical Money Skills for Life.

Learn more about Visa’s outreach program.

Literacy – framework for action

Literacy is at the heart of a student’s ability to learn and succeed in school and beyond.
It is essential we give every student from Prep to Year 12 the best chance to master
literacy so they can meet the challenges of 21st century life.

Children in Queensland’s state schools come from diverse backgrounds. While many
students perform well, the priority is to enable all students to progress to a higher
literacy standard, taking into account their diverse circumstances.

Literacy-the Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2006–2008 details the practical
steps we need to take to achieve this.

The Framework for Action recognises that quality teaching can make the single biggest
difference to students’ literacy outcomes. All teachers, including those teaching subjects
such as mathematics and science, are teachers of literacy. It is integral to all areas of
learning.

Read the whole report

Teaching students to teach


… that with blogs and podcasts and screencasts and others we really have an opportunity to ask our students to become more than just receivers of knowledge. They can become transmitters of that knowledge, teachers of it in easy, meaningful ways. …
If you’ve ever taught, you know that the best way to learn something is to not only do it but to teach it to others.

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Aspects of communication

Are you interested in developing your communication skills?

Do you love to write?

Are you interested in reading?

Visit my Pivotal Communication blog.

The Great Plant escape – interactive learning about plants

Detective Leplant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plnt life

Interactive

Watch mathtutor animations on your ipod


Never understood Pythagoras’s Theorem? Baffled by sines and cosines? Now you can get better grades (and impress your friends) by learning on your video iPod! Getting the files is easy. Just download them to your desktop, then drag them into iTunes. The next time you connect your iPod to your computer, the files will be transferred automatically.

Healthy lunch menu plan

From the Coles Website

Children need to eat a variety of foods everyday to be healthy. Choosing healthy lunch food is easy. Here are some ideas:

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D.E.A.R. day 12th April (Drop Everything and Read day)


April 12 has been named national Drop Everything and Read Day, in honor of author Beverly Cleary’s 90th birthday. Cleary’s spunky character Ramona Quimby is the day’s spokesperson because it was in Cleary’s 1981 book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, that Ramona’s school started having D.E.A.R. time.
Several organizations have joined with HarperCollins to establish this nationwide initiative, meant to encourage families to take at least 30 minutes a day to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together. Resources and ideas for celebrating the day are available here. Printed materials, including a poster and reproducible handout, can be obtained by contacting HarperCollins.

April Fools Day


Check out snopes.com for April Fools Day prank news articles and press releases, famous April Fools Day pranks and the origins of April Fools Day.