Thoughts on teaching, technology, learning and life in an era of change.

Archive for March, 2006

Added some sites to the links page
March 28th, 2006

I added some relevant sites to the links page. I also re-arranged the cells for the galleries within the site.

Google Mars and Moon
March 27th, 2006

Have you used Google Earth? It is a great tool for use in Geography and History lessons. have you checked out Google Mars? It is quite interesting to check out the massive volcanoes and valleys on the planet. The detail revealed at Google Moon is also amazing. You can zoom down to the landing sites of the Apollo missions!

Howard, Downer and the AWB Scandal
March 27th, 2006

How can Howard and Downer stay in office considering the revelations of the Cole Inquiry into the AWB kickbacks scandal? In previous governments the ministers responsible for the respective departments would have stood down. Years ago two ministers stepped down because a TV set was not declared at customs. In this instance $300 million was paid by the Australian Wheat Board to Saddam Hussein via a dodgy Jordanian trucking company to guarantee wheat sales to Iraq. Bribery. The Australian government was warned by a variety of organisations here and abroad that the AWB was up to no good. Howard and Downer deny they knew anything about it. Time to go Howard. Time to go Downer. You are both an embarrassment. It is so shameful to be an Australian these days. 

Jingoism is alive and well in Australia
March 27th, 2006

Well, the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia are over. The Channel Nine broadcast is over. It was an exercise in jingoism. You would hardly know that other countries were involved. It was if the broadcast was scripted by that maestro of right wing nationalism, John Howard. I so long for the day that when he and his ilk no longer influence the society and culture of this country. Australia is becoming such a self-centered and pompous hole.

Blogger widget is handy
March 27th, 2006

I used the Blogger widget to make this post. It is very handy indeed. It allows me to choose between blogs as well. I guess there is no excuse now. If an idea springs to mind then I better blog it.