Archive for March, 2008

Online Edge: Young Entrepreneurs Upload Their Secrets

it’s a FREE event for anyone living in NSW!
Online Edge: Young Entrepreneurs Upload Their Secrets
Got a great idea for an online business and want to know how to take your idea to the world and make millions? Be inspired by young entrepreneurs who have done just that… and upload their secrets.
Come along to the Sound Lounge at the Seymour Centre Sydney on 9 April from 5.30pm to hear from four inspirational young entrepreneurs who have built successful online empires – either selling online or providing web services – hear their stories, gather their tips and meet other aspiring entrepreneurs.
To register email sue.hooworth@business.nsw.gov.au
For more info go to http://www.frankteam.com.au/downloads/DSRD-Online-Edge-postcard-2703.gif
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

War Resources on the Web

War resources on the web
http://www.dva.gov.au/ – has pdf versions of educational resources about Anzac to Kokoda, Australians on the Western front, Australia and the Vietnam War there is also a commemorations section about the history of Anzac Day and its services. Take a virtual walk at Gallipoli at http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/
Find hundreds of stories of Australians who served in wars at http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/ and Australia during WWII at http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/ . The WWII nominal roll has 1 million records of servicemen and women at http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/ and there are transcripts of interviews from Australian veterans at http://www.australiansatwarfilmarchive.gov.au/
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library (from DVA education resources sheet)

Dance articles for senior students

Visit the Dance Magazine website to find articles about choreographer William Forsythe at http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/April-2006/The-Force-of-Forsythe
and the role of web and social networking sites in dance promotion
Back issue articles from this magazine for the last few years are also available.
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly

Anzac Day 2008 Schools Award

Entering Anzac Day Schools Awards
The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are open to all Australian primary and secondary schools. Schools can enter as an individual class or the whole school, with a limit of one entry per school.
Schools with both a primary school campus and a secondary school campus can enter both categories, but the activities must be separate activities undertaken by the primary school and secondary school campuses, respectively. Major Prizes in each State are awarded $1,000 and National winners gain an additional $2,000. Entries must be coordinated and submitted by a teacher. Entries close Friday 30 May
see the website for more details
http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations/education/AD_schools_awards/index.htm

Finding out about immigrant groups and refugees

Community Profiles: Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Australia

This website provides great links to current information about how 160 immigrant and refugee communities are operating in Australia

Content for each community may include demographic information about the communities in Australia, cultural information such as religious beliefs and traditional practices, mental health information where available, and historical and economic background in the home country.

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Mind mapping

Mind mapping
Need to use a mind mapping tool? Lyndon Sharp from the NSW Board of Studies recommends the http://bubbl.us/ website for on-line mind mapping. What is this site? – Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Why use bubbl.us? – Because you can: Create colorful mind maps online, Share and work with friends, Embed your mind map in your blog or website, Email and print your mind map, Save your mind map as an image, brainstorming made simple
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Bibliography Help


At a recent 2008 HSC seminar Lyndon Sharp from the NSW Board of Studies recommended that senior students use the www.noodletools.com website for making bibliographies. NoodleBib is available on the site and is a comprehensive and accurate bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Need help to do a survey or take a poll?


Need help to do a survey? Lyndon Sharp from the NSW Board of Studies recommends that students use http://www.surveymonkey.com/ to undertake surveys for such school assignments as the Senior Geography project. This site not only helps you design the survey but also analyzes the results with graphs and charts.
Need help to take a poll? also recommended from Lyndon is http://www.polldaddy.com/ for high school students to use to make and analyse polls.

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

Year 12 Geography ecosystems – The Great Barrier Reef

If you have chosen the Great Barrier Reef then the following websites are recommended.

Year 11 Geography tips – Global challenges

These websites are recommended for year 11 students doing Global Challenge subjects• http://hdr.undp.org/en/An excellent source on population statistics, development trends, climate change and the implications for development.
http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/index.html A source that builds up spatial awareness of production and consumption of the worlds resources.
Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly Library