|TRACKING THE MILKY WAY website is a Reggio-Emillia based educational program for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Preschool Children.
Our purpose is to create a model of excellence that is culturally sensitive to all preschool children.
- This site has been created by early childhood educators, social workers, child and family therapists to bring the best to those who need the most.
- Our content comes from the workers of Gunawirra, Radford College, Werris Creek, Kempsey, Quirindi, Inverell, Gunnedah, Tingha, Little Yuin, Kootingal and Bankstown TAFE
Our site aims to give educative and emotional support to preschool teachers, so they can in turn give it to the children. Music Health Australia was commissioned to develop music development tutorials on the Tracking the Milky Way website. See the Creating Music Stories modules on the Music Page.
ABC MESSAGE CLUB has some Indigenous resources for children that can be accessed online.
What is Message Club? Message Club - ABC's new youth site for upper primary and lower high school Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The site offers school activities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with the opportunity to present their work online. Its main aim is to promote student interest in traditional and contemporary Indigenous life within new media / visual arts / writing / music / history / sports / reading / nutrition.
The site also aims to develop a connection between Australian schools through an online community where urban and rural students can share experiences about the way they live. Read more
|NATIONAL CULTURAL POLICY - DIGITAL CULTURE RECOMMENDATIONS
Senator for the ACT Kate Lundy submitted a contribution on digital arts, creative industries and cultural heritage to the National Cultural Policy consultation. The Digital Culture Public Sphere Submission Paper (6MB PDF) was the result of a seven week consultation with over 800 individuals and organisations from across the digital culture sector. See Digital Culture Recommendations by Pia Waugh (Office of Kate Lundy). Well worth a read.
|OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WORLD-WIDE 24 HOUR VIRTUAL EXCHANGE 26-27 October
Celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day by attending the second Occupational Therapy 24-hour virtual exchange called Pay it Foward. It is a way for occupational therapists everywhere, and for those interested in occupational therapy, to share what they are doing and thinking. The online forum will be held on 26-27 October, and it's FREE to participate. An online archive will also be made available.
|MEDICARE FUNDING FOR ALLIED HEALTH
Music Health Australia Occupational Therapy services are available through several different programs which are funded by Medicare. Read more...
|TECHNOLOGY - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
TechnOT by VirtualOT Blog
OT4OT: Online Technology for Occupational Therapy
OT's with Apps
Building the Field of Digital Meaning and Learning
|LINKS TO ONLINE MUSIC GAMES: BBC WEBSITE
|FURTHER READING - ABOUT RURAL AND REMOTE MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Fisher, D. (2009). Mediating kinship: Country, family, and radio in Northern Australia. Cultural Anthropology, 24(2), 280-312.
Philip, R., & Nicholls, J. (2007). Theatre online: The design and drama of e-learning. Distance Education, 28(3), 261-279.
Semenov, A. (2005). Information and communication technologies in schools: a handbook for teachers, or how ICT can create new, open learning environments. UNESDOC (full text available online).
Rural and Remote Health Journal Website
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES - REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
"Jeff McMullen pens an ode to an amazing celebration of Aboriginal culture, as the Walking with Spirits festival reaches its tenth anniversary." Read more in Tracker, August 2011, pages 42-43.
DISCUSSION PAPER (Dept Education, Employment & Workplace Relations DEEWR)
On 16 August 2011 the Government announced the release of a discussion paper,
Articles written by Sandra Kirkwood from November 12, 2008; last updated 16 November, 2016.
© Sandra Kirkwood, 2008