6 reasons why Twitter is a teacher’s BFF

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Twitter. It was the last thing I wanted to spend my time on. I already used Facebook so why would I need another social media platform to eat up my spare time and contribute to my procrastination regime? If you are an educator interested in active citizenship, global perspectives, development education, English, Geography, SOSE, HSIE, […]

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Boxer Amir Khan and Oxfam help build schools in Pakistan

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It’s not often you hear about champion boxers raising money for the needy, but that’s exactly what British-Pakistani light-welterweight Amir Khan has done for flood-affected communities in Pakistan. In partnership with Oxfam, he’s helped build five schools in areas that lost theirs in the 2010 floods.

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No permission slips needed for this excursion

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Take your students on a trip around the world with no need for passports, permission slips or jet lag tablets — just get them to bring their sneakers…

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Talking about human rights

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RightsED is a range of education resources for teachers developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Its aim is to help students explore and understand human rights and responsibilities.

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Start your lesson with this little gem

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This short animated video about coal consumption in the USA and the power used by everyday appliances makes a great starting point for some animated classroom discussions.

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A new look at transforming education

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Can we change how the education system works? Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes us think how and why we educate, challenging assumptions and raising as many questions as he answers.

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Fair’s fair Buxwear: ethical school uniforms finally on the cards!

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An Australian company commits to cleaning up their act on labour rights.

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