AUSSIE EDUCATOR

 Updates & Changes

One way or another, there will always be some level of change on any site. This may be significant such as when complete design changes occur, or small in comparison with the addition or removal of small amounts of data [e.g. an added conference]. As skills and options increase, there may be other changes. This has been the case since the internet and its use by others began.

We are always going through times such as these. Additionally, there are times when changes are less visible but just as important - e.g. cleaning out, updating and/or improving code.

We are also going to be looking for more visual evidence of education over the generations. We already have a small collection of images we feel are appropriate but will be seeking more to maintain the presentation.

Future details will be listed by date over the remainder of this year.

1 September 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, where appropriate, new material added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Days page, Research Article page and this page.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday [Last updated 27 August 2021].
  • The sitemap.xml file will be renewed and uploaded in the week after the first of the month, to ensure accurate linking for any pages which have been moved should you need to search online for them [applies primarily to previously archived pages]. You can still access these pages via the Site Map on the site or through the menu/section home page/page process.

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are no longer relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During August, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded the :
    Multifaith Calendars, Early Learning Resources, Special Education Resources and Physical Education Resources pages. [The Resources home page has also been updated to reflect the changed links for de-archived Resources pages ]. The Culture [page 1], previously planned to be updated in July was completed in early August.
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys, … . A new, annotated image from our educational past has been added.

Other Changes

  • We have also begun a concerted effort to update groups of pages each month using accumulated links and suggestions from a range of sources.
  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with Resource pages which have been de-archived and have some links on/to a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from fully updated pages as per the 3 monthly plan indicated at the end of March.
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - Language Resources, Science Resources, The Arts Resources and Study Skills and Special Days, time permitting. [Resource pages to be de-archived and the Resource home page adjusted as needed].
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been updated. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 August 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, where appropriate, new material added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Days page, Research Article page and this page.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday [Last updated 30 July 2021].
  • The sitemap.xml file will be renewed and uploaded in the week after the first of the month, to ensure accurate linking for any pages which have been moved should you need to search online for them [applies primarily to previously archived pages]. You can still access these pages via the Site Map on the site or through the menu/section home page/page process.

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are no longer relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During July, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded the :
    Physical Education, Mathematics Resources, and Poetry pages. [The Resources home page has also been updated to reflect the changed link for Mathematics Resources]. The Culture [page 1], previously planned to be updated in July will now be completed during August.
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys and other selected items. A new image from our educational past has been added.

Other Changes

  • Research articles on both the Beginning Teachers and Home Schooling pages have been updated as part of a regular update program [March, July, November].
  • The Online Learning Resources page has been updated and has been moved back to the main Resources list rather than being an archived page.
  • We have also begun a concerted effort to update groups of pages each month using accumulated links and suggestions from a range of sources.
  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with Resource pages which have been de-archived and have some links on/to a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from fully updated pages as per the 3 monthly plan indicated at the end of March.
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - Multifaith Calendars, Early Learning Resources, Special Education Resources and Physical Education Resources [Resource pages to be de-archived and the Resource home page adjusted as needed]. Also note information re the Culture [Page 1] above.
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been updated. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 July 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, depending on which they are, new material may have been added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Days page, Research Article page and this page. The home page is also modified as required.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday [Last updated 25 June 2021].

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are no longer relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During June, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded the :
    ESL Resources, Home Schooling Resources, Reporting Resources pages [all the above pages to be de-archived], while the Resources Home Page has also been updated to reflect this. [See information re The Olympics pages in the Other Changes section.]
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys and other selected items. A new image from our educational past has been added.

Other Changes

  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with Resource pages which have been de-archived and have some links on/to a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from listed pages as per 3 month plan indicated at the end of March.
  • The Olympics pages are being updated ready for the Olympic Games, beginning 23 July through till 8 August 2021 [unless the Games are affected by Covid-19 in some way].
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - Physical Education, Mathematics Resources, Poetry and Culture [page 1] [Resource page and Culture page to be de-archived and the Resource and Curriculum home pages adjusted as needed].
  • A new sitemap.xml file has been created and uploaded to ensure accurate links to files will be available to search engines. This will occur each month, or otherwise, as required.
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been updated. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 June 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, depending on which they are, new material may have been added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Days page, Research Article page and this page. The home page is also modified as required.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday.

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are no longer relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During May, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded the :
    Duty of Care, Technology & Design Resources and English as a Second Language [ESL] pages, with the ESL Resources not yet completed. [The Resource page being de-archived].
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys and other selected items. A new image from our educational past has been added.

Other Changes

  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with Resource pages which have been de-archived and have some links on/to a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from listed pages as per 3 month plan indicated at the end of March.
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - ESL Resources, Home Schooling Resources, Early Learning Resources and Special Education Resources [all the above pages to be de-archived]. All selections are based on accumulated usage data from the past 6 months. Latest evidence has changed some of these. See information above.
  • A new sitemap.xml file has been created and uploaded to ensure accurate links to files will be available to search engines. This will occur each month, or otherwise, as required.
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been updated. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 May 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, depending on which they are, new material may have been added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Days page, Research Article page and this page. The home page is also modified as required.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday.

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are no longer relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During April, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded :
    Financial Support, Gifted Education and Textbooks 1 & 2 [now de-archived] pages.
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys and other selected items. A new image from our educational past has been added.

Other Changes

  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with the two Resources page which have been de-archived and have some links on a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from listed pages as per 3 month plan indicated at the end of March.
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - Duty of Care, English as a Second Language [ESL], ESL Resources and the Technology & Design Resources [the last 2 pages to be de-archived] page. All selections are based on accumulated usage data from the previous 6 months.
  • A new sitemap.xml file has been created and uploaded to ensure accurate links to files will be available to search engines. This will occur each month, or otherwise, as required.
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been updated. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 April 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, depending on which they are, new material may have been added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Days page, Research Article page and this page. The home page is also modified as required.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday.

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are not relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During March, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded :
    Drama, Crosswords, Online Education and Indigenous Resources.
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys and access articles from the new AERO research body. A new image from the past has been added.
  • During March, the research article sections on the following pages have been fully updated and the pages uploaded :
    Homeschooling [Page 2] and Beginning Teachers.

Other Changes

  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with the Indigenous Resources page which has been de-archived and has links on a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from listed pages as per 3 month plan indicated at the end of March.
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - Financial Support, Gifted Education, Textbooks 1 & 2 [pages to be de-archived] and the English as a Second Language [ESL] page. All selections are based on accumulated usage data from the previous 6 months.
  • A new sitemap.xml file will be created and uploaded to ensure accurate links to files will be available to search engines. With planned monthly changes, this will occur each month.
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been updated. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 March 2021

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are not relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • There will be a number of pages de-archived over the next several months. This is based on more than 6 months of page usage data. At the present time, all archived pages have working links as of the date at the bottom of each page. Any links indicated as not working correctly were removed at that time.
  • During February, the following pages have been fully updated :
    School Subjects, Easter and ANZAC Day.
  • Most important of all has been the major change to the home page. This has now become simply an introductory page to the rest of the site. Some material previously found there is now found on individual pages. An aspect, Images of education over the years, has been added. Only a small area will contain other information, most of which will be concerned with offering opportunities to provide input to various education reviews, proposed changes, etc., as well as raise awareness of new programs that have become available [see the current front page]. It is also likely the front page will have colour and other graphical changes before we finalise it.

Other Changes

  • As a result of changes to the home page, three new pages have been added. These are the News Headlines, Research Articles and Updates and Changes pages. These will only be accessible from the home page and the Sitemap.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators will be added to relevant links on all pages, especially those which have been fully updated. Our intent is that these will only remain for the following 3 full months before being removed.
  • It is hoped to fully update all of the following pages during the next month - Drama, Online Education, Indigenous Education Resources [first page to be de-archived] and the Crosswords page. All selections are based on accumulated usage data from the past 6 months.
  • In addition there will be further work done on a number of small items which came to light during the changes which have been made. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

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