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I’m encouraging all teachers to turn on captions whenever they use video technology in the classroom, because it is a simple, effective way of helping children learn, and the benefits are not confined to those with hearing difficulties. They help children focus, help them retain what’s being taught, improve their language and literacy development and, like all the best teaching strategies, they work without causing the students any stress or anxiety. So parents, talk about this with your friends and with your children’s teachers, and let’s try together to get captions turned on as a matter of course whenever a video is shown. Continue reading
Show us how to promote volunteering to young people! Make a short movie and win great prizes! Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine that in the modern world, and in Australia we are having to recognise that slavery exists in our communities. Modern slavery encompasses sex trafficking, people trafficking and forced labour.This week, Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor paid tribute to Australian individuals and organisations who are leading the fight against thes insidious practices and awarded the inaugural Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards
The Prime Minister has announced a Prime Ministerial Taskforce, to ensure local suppliers are able to bid for government funded projects, and stronger measures will be required in Local Procurement Plans for companies wanting to access Australian tax concessions.
The NSW Energymark program is a CSIRO initiative in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage helping households lower power bills and reduce our impact on the environment. They’re looking for volunteeers.