RSSWinter 2012

Independence down under

Independence down under

The Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) – formerly the Independent Schools Board – was formed in 1974 to represent, promote and protect the interests of independent schools in South Australia.

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Not for profit

Not for profit

The humanities and the arts, the core of our idea of ‘liberal arts education’, are being downsized and downgraded.

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Another brick in the wall

Another brick in the wall

As every teacher with his face to the blackboard so the pupils cannot see he is sobbing knows, a student teacher’s first time in a classroom is the most traumatic experience a young person can face.

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Short, Sharp & Snappy 1 and 2

Short, Sharp & Snappy 1 and 2

There are few people as well known in the worlds of South African publishing and literature as Robin Malan.

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13 ways Twitter improves education

13 ways Twitter improves education

Twitter can easily be dismissed as a waste of time in the classroom.

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Necessity the mother of invention

Necessity the mother of invention

It’s policy at Marist Brothers College Linmeyer for every student to carry a reading book in his or her book bag.

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ICT integration

ICT integration

In September 2011, as one of the winners in the South African Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forum, I had the incredible opportunity to visit the beautiful and historic country of Jordan to compete in the Pan African/Middle East round of the competition.

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Time for TED-Ed

Time for TED-Ed

More and more teachers are getting to know and appreciate global non-profit TED, a website with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’.

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My, my, Miss Raspberry Pi!

My, my, Miss Raspberry Pi!

A computer costing £22, the size of a credit card, and tantalisingly called the Raspberry Pi has been designed by UK technology specialists to teach programming code to schoolchildren.

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YouTube creates safe separate site for schools

YouTube creates safe separate site for schools

YouTube has never been a firm favourite of teachers seeking to protect students from content that is inappropriate. But the online video site has launched a new network that allows access only to content that can be used in the classroom.

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Harry Potter finds new home while Britannica bows out

Harry Potter finds new home while Britannica bows out

Harry Potter fans can find a new digital home for their hero. Pottermore is a website promising an exhaustive Harry Potter experience, and will be the exclusive site for sale of e-books of the much-loved literature series about a young wizard by author JK Rowling.

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