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First World War diary - Driver Claude Ewart, 18 Nov 1915 - 14 Dec 1915

This is the maroon-covered diary kept by Driver C H Ewart, 10th Battery, 4th FAB (Field Artillery Brigade), AIF (Australian Imperial Force), from 18 November to 14 December 1915. The diary is recorded in two notebooks, of which this is the first. It is part of the Military Memorabilia Collection at Museum Victoria. The ...

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Mrs Pexton's diary on board the convict transport Pilot, 1816

Mrs Pexton travelled on board the convict transport ship Pilot. As the captain's wife, her diary provides an insightful account of the seven-month journey from Ireland to Sydney and back to England from an unusual perspective. It includes substantial anecdotal accounts of life on the ship, aspects of the voyage and the ...

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National treasures, 2004: Endeavour journal

'Endeavour journal' is an episode of the series 'National treasures', produced in 2004. In the episode Warren Brown examines the 743-page journal that James Cook wrote on board the Endeavour during his voyage to Australia in 1770. Brown highlights an entry in which Cook had named a section of water 'Stingray's Harbour' ...

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Writing a scientist's journal

Imagine you are a scientist who discovered a prehistoric animal in one of Australia's harshest environments. This is what happened to Dr Nick Murphy, an evolutionary biologist from La Trobe University. He was very excited to discover several new species of crustaceans living in desert springs near Lake Eyre. Learn about ...

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Japan by iPad

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video using teacher voice-over and images of students to demonstrate how eLearning may be used to enhance language students' cultural interaction on overseas study tours. By having two iPads, students' Japanese language use ...

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Inanimate Alice: photo story 9: a day at the races

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a recurring heart symbol, as well as sound effects. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice and her parents are in Hong Kong. Alice’s mum has family here and it is also where she and ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 8: red and yellow paper

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a map. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice’s family is in the city of Busan in South Korea on one of her dad’s work trips. A special part of the trip for Alice is that she goes ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: the best journey

This is a two-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'The best journey', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story that focuses on a planned trip to Antarctica. Activities include discussion about visual and language features of the text, and research about travelling to Antarctica that students can draw ...

Teacher resource

Improving teacher practice

The teacher, who is the professional learning co-ordinator at his school, describes how professional learning has been determined and prioritised.  Staff development is based on an analysis of student learning and welfare needs as well as on the curriculum priorities of the school’s four-year strategic plan. In-school professional ...

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Creative online learning

A program coordinator leads and facilitates a practical workshop to enable teachers at the school to gain a better understanding of how to promote a focused and productive learning environment through the use of wikis and blogs. In particular, teachers learn strategies that will enable students to take responsibility for ...

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Engaging through ICT

A highly accomplished year 9 teacher demonstrates how he uses a blog and video tutorials to engage students and support his colleagues. The teacher uses professional photo-retouching software to engage students in exploring representations of women in the media and present multiple avenues for students to learn at their ...

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Professional learning networks

The teacher describes a teacher exchange she has organised with a New Zealand school to share resources, ideas and programs. The program aims to facilitate professional learning opportunities for staff in both schools. An outcome of the visit by the teachers from the school in Rotorua is an exchange of ideas and experiences ...

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Written history

This is a short animated video, suitable for children in the early years of schooling, about written records of daily events and news. It opens with a discussion of the value of keeping a diary as a way of recording and remembering daily events. The commentary gives examples of things that can be put in a diary such as ...

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Create a soil environment [no spoken instructions]

Grow flowers or vegetables in a garden bed. Compare results when adding things such as water, organic matter, digging tools and earthworms.

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The Circle: the journey

Trace a two-week journey from Hobart to Antarctica aboard an icebreaker. Look at daily weather summaries and diary entries. Read descriptions of storms, pack ice and 24-hour daylight. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.

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Finders keepers: level 1

Move through a 3D house in search of hidden treasure. Collect clues along the way by answering multiple-choice questions about everyday texts, such as a postcard, a TV guide, an advertising poster and an email message. Earn useful objects and break the code that protects the hidden treasure. Identify language and organisational ...

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Finders keepers: level 3

Move through a 3D house in search of hidden treasure. Collect clues along the way by answering multiple-choice questions about everyday texts, such as a postcard, a TV guide, an advertising poster and an email message. Earn useful objects and break the code that protects the hidden treasure. Identify language and organisational ...

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Create a soil environment [includes spoken instructions]

Grow flowers or vegetables in a garden bed. Compare results when adding things such as water, organic matter, digging tools and earthworms.

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What on Earth?

Help an alien to understand how flowering plants are adapted to living on Earth. Watch a demonstration about plant functions such as photosynthesis. Then examine plant parts to see how they work. This learning object is the first in a series of two objects titled 'Plant life'.

Assessment resource

Party time: assessment

Assess your ability to fulfil a shopping list for a class party, with a view to budgeting. Buy enough lemonade, cupcakes and party hats for 32 people at the cheapest price, given minimum requirements. Calculate the cheapest unit price for the three items and the quantity of each required, considering the special discounts ...