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Adult learning
Adult learning

15 April 2015

As it’s often said, “it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks”, and there is no doubt learning is good for us. In this activity we look at some of the many ways we can participate in adult learning. We’ll examine some of the opportunities, in all sorts of settings, to become a learner, and in some cases a teacher.

Contributing to The Shed Online
Contributing to The Shed Online

30 March 2015

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When we offer encouragement and feedback we actually help build and make The Shed Online an even more supportive space to be a part of. So let’s have a look at the various ways we can participate more and get more from The Shed Online.

The ‘Love Language’ quiz
The ‘Love Language’ quiz

17 March 2015

Do you like getting compliments or prefer receiving gifts? Perhaps you most value spending quality time with your partner? Find out what your love language is by taking this quick five-minute quiz.

Amateur astronomy
Amateur astronomy

16 March 2015

We all look at the night sky with awe, especially on a clear night away from the city lights. In this activity we see how we can take an interest in astronomy further.

Brain training
Brain training

2 March 2015

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the effect of ageing on our brains – and what can be done about it. In this activity we’ll look at some statistics, take you to some websites where you can have a go at testing your noggin and then we’ll check out a few suggestions for keeping our brains as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Thinking about buying a tablet?
Thinking about buying a tablet?

17 February 2015

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In this activity we’ll introduce some of the more common types of tablets and look at the differences between them. We’ll examine some of the reasons you might choose one over another and make some suggestions about how to organise your email, internet favourites and data once you’ve bought one.

Understanding refugees and immigration
Understanding refugees and immigration

30 January 2015

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Over a quarter of Australia’s population was born overseas. Many more of us have parents or grandparents who were born overseas. Some of these people came here as migrants and some as refugees. We will all have an opinion but it’s not easy to separate the facts from the myths in this debate.

Introduction to car restoration
Introduction to car restoration

19 December 2014

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In our 'Introduction to car restoration' activity, we'll cover the things to consider when choosing a car, where to find parts and get help and how to go about getting your project car back to showroom condition.

Browsing the internet & news feeds
Browsing the internet & news feeds

19 December 2014

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It’s easy to waste a lot of time browsing the Internet. In this activity we look at some ways to be more productive when browsing and suggest some good sites to check out.

Bird boxes in wild places
Bird boxes in wild places

15 December 2014

In this activity we’ll look at different bird boxes for different bird species, where to find designs or buy ready-made boxes, as well as learning how and where to site them. We can all do our bit to help bring birds back into our lives.

Locate a Men's Shed

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Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help find a Men's Shed in your area.