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iPads in education

Is your school trialling or considering the iPad? Have a look at our new iPads in education theme page.

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Could recent earthquakes be linked to melting glaciers? While the 1980s and 1990s were relatively quiet decades for earthquakes, it seems the past few years have seen an endless stream of powerful earthquakes.

Indigenous education sector on edna

Looking for resources, news and events on Indigenous Education?  Then try edna's Indigenous pages where you'll find a wide range of news headlines, resources, theme pages and events. 

Recently added: a new edna theme page on books with Indigenous Australian authors or illustrators, or which feature Indigenous themes; and a theme page on Indigenous films

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  • DEEWR Scholarships for Career Advisers - Applications open
    • The 2012 DEEWR Scholarships for Career Advisers applications are now open. The Industry Placement Scholarships provide $10,000 to enable short-term industry placements and the Study Scholarships provide $5,000 to undertake post graduate study in career education. Applications close 8 July 2011.
  • Education and tech experts release new Facebook guide for educators
    • From 11 May, 2011, educators around the world have a new online tool that will help them communicate better with their staff and students when it comes to social media. The Facebook For Educators Guide is available for free download in the Facebook Family Safety Center. It aims to answer teachers' top questions about Facebook from the most appropri...
  • Uproar at Facebook plan for children under 13
    • Facebook has sparked a storm with parents and privacy groups over plans to open its popular social network to children under 13. Premier Anna Bligh also weighed into the fierce debate after Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg told an education forum in the US he wants to loosen the current age restriction and allow pre-teens to use the site as a stu...
  • Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools
    • On Monday 23 May 2011, the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment tabled its report on the inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools entitled School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia.
  • Children with internet access at home gain exam advantage, charity says
    • The UK e-Learning Foundation says pupils whose families have a computer are likely to achieve a higher grade. The charity says that children without access to a computer in the evening are being increasingly disadvantaged in the classroom. BBC Research suggests that 1.2 million teenagers log on to revision pages every week and those using online re...