Statements of Learning

After an intensive period of development during 2005 under the direction of AESOC and the project management of Curriculum Corporation, and with expertise contributed by all States and Territories, Ministers approved the Statements of Learning for mathematics, science, civics and citizenship and ICT in August 2006 >>> more

Bullying and Your Child

Your child has always enjoyed learning, but lately seems eager to avoid school.

Stomachaches and mysterious illnesses pop up in the evening and seem to get worse as the school bus creeps closer to your street the next morning.

It’s possible the problem has nothing to do with how last night’s dinner was digested. Your child could be worried sick over a schoolyard bully. REad on …

Tags: parenting, Bullying

Young Storytellers foundation

The Young Storytellers Foundation is dedicated to developing literacy, self-expression and self-esteem in elementary school children.
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For Extra Health Benefit, Don’t Chill Watermelon

US Department of Agriculture scientists reported that watermelons stored at room temperature offer more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons. They found that watermelon stored at 70 F had up to 40% more lycopene and 50% to 139% more beta-carotene than freshly picked fruit. The researchers said their findings showed that watermelons continue to produce nutrients after they are picked and that chilling slows this process. More on the subject…

Tgs: nutrition, health, fruit, food storage

Bush education policy to miss goals: Harvard study

By Jason Szep

U.S. President George W. Bush’s signature No Child Left Behind education policy is failing to close racial achievement gaps and will miss its goals by 2014 according to recent trends, a Harvard study said on Wednesday. >> more

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Babyrazzi: the celebrity baby blog

“If you can’t get enough of the Tom Kitten, the newest Trump Spawn or bursting-at-the-seams Brangelina, check out babyrazzi.com for the latest commentary and photos of celebrity breeders.” ~ MSNBC Newsweek BlogWatch

Play by the Rules provides information and online learning about how to prevent and deal with discrimination, harassment and child abuse for the sport and recreation industry. Visit the site

Web’s second phase puts users in control

The web’s shift from a tool of reference to one of collaboration presents teachers with some rich opportunities for e-learning. >>more

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Smoking cuts for classic cartoons after complaintLONDON (Reuters) – Turner Broadcasting is scouring more than 1,500 classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including old favourites Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo, to edit out scenes that glamorise smoking. Read on …

VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION

May Be More Harmful Than Violent Television and Movies Because of the Interactive Nature of the Games

Playing violent video games like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D or Mortal Kombat can increase a person’s aggressive thoughts, feelings and behavior both in laboratory settings and in actual life, according to two studies appearing in the April issue of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Furthermore, violent video games may be more harmful than violent television and movies because they are interactive, very engrossing and require the player to identify with the aggressor, say the researchers. Read on …

Tags: Video games, gaming, parenting