Karen Player

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Name: Karen Player
Date registered: February 8, 2013
URL: http://australianmuseum.net.au/

Latest posts

  1. NAIDOC Week 2017 — May 30, 2017
  2. Clean Up Australia — February 17, 2017
  3. What’s on in 2017 — December 22, 2016
  4. Pirate School From Cyberspace Attacks! — November 24, 2016
  5. ClickFest 2016 — October 24, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. International Pi Day video conference — 1 comment
  2. Launch of Virtual Excursions Australia — 1 comment
  3. SciFest 2013 — 1 comment

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May 30

NAIDOC Week 2017

This year the theme for NAIDOC 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter’ focusing on the importance, richness and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages. Before European settlement there were over 250 unique Aboriginal Language groups with over 600 dialects. Today only around 120 of those languages are still spoken and many are at risk …

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Feb 17

Clean Up Australia

Get ready for Clean Up Australia Day with a series of video conferences from the Australian Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day. So far 2,223 primary schools and 1,119 youth groups have removed …

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Dec 22

What’s on in 2017

It’s been a great year for video conferencing and 2017 will be even bigger. In 2016 Virtual Excursions Australia delivered events for NAIDOC Week, SciFest, Earth Science Week and ClickFest. These events brought content providers from across Australia and created engaging learning experiences. DART Connections once again delivered the popular Premiers Reading Challenge series reaching over …

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Nov 24

Pirate School From Cyberspace Attacks!

All is not right on the world wide web! The news is out that there has been a series of pirate attacks at a virtual excursion near you! Join the Australian National Maritime Museum for ‘Pirates from Cyberspace Attack’ on 7th and 9th December 2016 at 10.00am 11.30am and 2.00pm. Your senses will be raided …

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Oct 24

ClickFest 2016

ClickFest is an annual video conferencing festival run in November each year. ClickFest is an exciting initiative from education organisations across Australia. It highlights the diversity and scope of video conferences available to schools across Australia. Sessions are delivered free or at reduced cost to schools, providing a great opportunity for teachers to give it …

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Oct 24

Meet Winny Live Stream

The Australian Museum launched the 2016 ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival with Winny our Muttaburrasaurs. Come along to meet Winny to learn more about Australian Dinosaurs. Winny Saurs is a life size Muttaburrasaurs dinosaur puppet and she takes you on a journey to explore her world. You will be transported back 100 million years into Cretaceous …

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Oct 20

ACMI Videoconferences

ACMI Teacher Talks The Australian Centre for the Moving Image offers Free Videoconference Sessions for Teachers. Duration: 20 mins + 5 min Q&A. Admission: Free, registration essential. Each month ACMI hosts a short, after-school professional development talk designed to get you thinking about something new, exciting, innovative or quirky in education. Explore multimodal literacy, moving image …

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Oct 10

Dinosaur Day 2016

The Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens are proud to present Dinosaur Day. Dinosaur Day and Clickfest was started by Virtual Excursions Australia in 2011 as a way of showcasing the variety of content available to schools across Australia. This year Dinosaur Day is on the 7 November and is the first day of …

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Sep 22

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016

The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge has been amazing this year with 2 huge session reaching almost 10,000 students. Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. Andy is best known for The Treehouse series, the JUST! books and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. Over the last 20 years Andy’s books have been New …

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Sep 22

Earth science Week 2016

Earth Science Week is celebrated from 9-16 October 2016. “Our Shared Geoheritage” is the international theme of Earth Science Week 2016. Geoheritage is the collection of natural wonders, landforms, and resources that have formed over eons and come to this generation to manage, use, and conserve effectively. Earth Science Week is an international celebration initiated …

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