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Research Skills: Assessing Resources

Date Published: 05/08/2019

Students are bombarded with information from the internet, but how do they discern trustworthy sources from those less credible or even false? In our digital environment and the era of  ‘fake news’,  it is essential for students to develop the research and

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Finding Resources About Ancient Greece

Date Published: 06/05/2019

This term, our Yr 7 students are researching what everyday life was like for people who lived in Ancient Greece. They will be learning how to access quality information to support their inquiry, and this is where the iCentre website

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Referencing @ Mt A

Date Published: 18/03/2019

It’s timely at this time of the term to remind teachers and students that they can use the information below about Referencing @MtA as well as our iCentre Tutorials with instructions of how to use CiteMaker, to support their research

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Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus Online

Date Published: 22/10/2018

The iCentre has subscribed to a valuable new digital resource for our students and teachers.  The Macquarie Dictionary Online gives you access to the most up-to-date database of Australian English, with annual updates of new words, along with its companion reference

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Two New Digital Magazine Subscriptions

Date Published: 13/04/2018

We have recently purchased two new magazine subscriptions to The Monthly and Quarterly Essay. These will be particularly useful resources for our senior students and will support their research inquiries. Students are encouraged to explore these new resources and add them to

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Exercise Your Thinking Skills

Date Published: 17/10/2017

In a era of information overload, students need to build strong critical thinking habits as an important life skill. But what is critical thinking? Critical thinking is thinking on purpose. It’s clear, rational, logical, and independent thinking. It’s about practicing mindful communication and

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Critical Thinking Skills

Date Published: 08/10/2017

Critical Thinking Skills Source: www.studyskillshandbook.com.au There are many things students can do to develop their own critical thinking skills.  Critical thinking is your ability to think clearly and rationally, reflecting and developing your thoughts. Sometimes we can get a bit lazy

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Learning About Refugees

Date Published: 11/07/2017

This semester our Yr 11 History and our Yr 9 students will be learning about refugees. Make sure you make use of the iCentre’s new service features of :  ASK      FIND & CONNECT to locate reliable, authoritative information from

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