Internetting Corner

By Heather Kelsall

"Tucker Box" provides a forum for practising educators to share curriculum knowledge, work plans, ideas and experiences via the Internet through a project funded by the Queensland Department of Education.


The homepage has three aspects - Departments which contains regular features from the editor, weekly 'surprises' and a suggestions box; Articles has items contributed by teachers and school personnel and Out of the Box highlights special contributions beyond the school environment. David Pedwell instigated the page aiming to capture educational ideas being shared through lists and the e-mail world. He maintains it in his spare time and would welcome contributions at [email protected]

With many schools pondering on how best to provide Internet access, Peter Whitehouse shares the St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace experience through the Chalkbox icon in the Articles section ... or you can visit him direct on http://www.uq.oz.au/-zzgttcc1/terrace.htm

Encourage your teachers to surf .... on these sites:

http://owl.qut.edu.au/registry/
Australian Curriculm projects registry

http://owl.qut.edu.au/oz-teachemet/
Investigates the professional development of teachers using the lnternet.

[email protected]
Teachers list for Victoria

[email protected]
Teachers list for Western Australia

http://leo.nmc.edu/schools/teach/html
Lists resources for teachers

http://www.deet.gov.au/
Education network for DEET

http://web66.coled.umn.edu/
List of schools with www sites

http://curry.edschool.Virginia.EDU/-kpj5e/Whales
A thematic unit on whales across an integrated curriculum

http://www.nla.gov.au
National Library of Australia services and information

http://mh.osd.wednet.edu/
Rainforest Workshop home page

http://www.bom.gov.au
Australian Bureau of Meterology: weather information and forecasts

http://www.abc.net.au/btn
Behind the News from the ABC

http://www.bbcnc.org.uk
British Broadcasting Commission: access to world services and education section

http://www.yahoo.com/News/
Reuters daily news service reports

http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html
Library of Congress

http://www.alia.org.au/alia/library.week/index.html
Australian Library Week 1996 home pages

http://ausarts.anu.edu.au/ITA/AusArts
ANU Institute of the Arts connecting to art exhibitions, libraries etc

http://www.alquds.org
Arabic culture and the Palestinian situation

http://shuttle.nasa.gov
Space shuttle Endeavour information

http://www.statistics.gov.au/
Australian Bureau of Statistics information and services

Citing Internet sources is still of concern to some T /Ls .... You may like to see what Elizabeth College, Hobart have decided on by visiting their home page at http://www.eliz.tased.edu.au/refs.htm.

Heather Kelsall

Editor

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