Teach girls bravery, not perfection

A great view for the holidays with an excellent message for educators.
Through her nonprofit, Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani initiates young women into the tech world.

Posted in Coding, Digital Learning, Digital Resources

One minute film competition for students

ATOM and ClickView are proud to present the inaugural 1-Minute Film Competition.

Australian and New Zealand primary and secondary–school students are invited to make a 1-minute short film or animation, and win fantastic prizes in the process.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Diversity’. What is diversity? What are some of the ways in which people are different from one another? How does diversity make our community strong?

The 1-Minute Film Competition website includes the competition rules, online entry system and a comprehensive teaching resource.

Entries close at midday AEST, Friday 5 August 2016.

 

Posted in Class Activities, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Online Projects, Student activities

Schools Connect is now live – Find a Sister School

How better to support your students to be global citizens than to set up a sister school partnership?

The department has set up a new space called Schools Connect and it is designed to help you to do just that. Find your school a sister school.

It is a great way to support the language programs in your school, explore different countries through real exchanges between students and there is even advice around the technologies available for you.

Find out and apply to join Schools Connect here 

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Resources, Digital Technologies, languages, Online Projects, Web Conferencing

Cybersafety webinar for Primary students tomorrow

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is working with us (DET)to offer a range of Virtual Classrooms.

Presentations 40 minutes in length. Students will interact via a Todaysmeet session.

The presentation will assist students to:
o think before spreading content that may upset others
o consider the best choice of action
o use the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
o to discuss choices with a trusted adult

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.
Outreach Virtual Classroom ‘Being a good bystander’

Session 1: Thursday 16 June 2016   11-11.40 am (Room opens at 8am for setup and testing) Register here for ‘Good Choices’ session one

Session 2: Thursday 16 June 2016  (Room opens at 1pm for setup and testing)

Register here for ‘Good Choices’ session two

Posted in Class Activities, Cybersafety

Science by doing PD – Free for secondary teachers

FREE Science by Doing workshop for secondary teachersScience by Doing

Science by Doing is an online science program for Years 7 to 10 available free to all Australian students and teachers and supported by professional learning modules and a research based professional learning approach. The program provides a practical way of implementing the Australian Curriculum: Science.

Held at Melbourne Museum on Monday, 20 June 2016
Full details 

Please bring a laptop or tablet (charged up) for some of the learning activities.

What you will receive: Workshop attendees that attend for the day will be provided with an attendance certificate to contribute towards their VIT registration and professional development requirements.

Posted in Professional Learning, Science, STEM

Making good choices online – Outreach Virtual Classroom for Primary students

Outreach Virtual Classroom ‘Making good choices online ’ 

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is working with us (DET)to offer a range of Virtual Classrooms.

Presentations are usually about 30–40 minutes in length, allow student participation under teacher guidance and include recommended complementary resources.

The presentation will assist students to:
o think before spreading content that may upset others
o consider the best choice of action
o use the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
o to discuss choices with a trusted adult

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.
Outreach Virtual Classroom ‘Being a good bystander’

Session 1: Thursday 16 June 2016   11-11.40 am (Room opens at 8am for setup and testing) Register here for ‘Good Choices’ session one

Session 2: Thursday 16 June 2016  (Room opens at 1pm for setup and testing)

Register here for ‘Good Choices’ session two

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Cybersafety, Cybersmart

Virtual Reality – Hothouse student program

Virtual Reality is an exciting and rapidly expanding new creative technology offering a great range of employment opportunities. Year 10 to 12 students can apply now for ACMI’s free Hothouse VR workshop – the deadline has been extended to 5.30pm Monday 6 June. For: Film makers, photography, Vis Com, Art, Media, 3D students/enthusiasts.

https://www.acmi.net.au/education/student-programs/hothouse/

Posted in Uncategorized

Habits of mind idea for students

Bena Kallick, Arthur L. Costa’s 16 Habits of Mind, has inspired a great site crafted by Nigel Coutts. HOM

The site describes the Habits of Mind and  presents films which model the attitudes and behaviours

Why not get your students to create their own. I must say the model for Persistence made me smile: Karate Kid’s Wax on Wax off video. Guess how old I am???

Use the film to get students to describe how they recognise  the qualities. It could could really get them thinking  about them before they reflect about themselves. Check out http://www.rediquest.com/

The activity can be done without breaching copyright law by embedding the videos and images. (No copy is being made) Students could also create their own images which they could use. They could also select their own Creative Commons licence. Another way to teach about digital copyright.

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Curriculum, Online Projects, Student activities, Thinking

Little Lunch wins the Prix Jeunesse International Award for Best Fiction Program

Little Lunch has won the Prix Jeunesse International Award for Best Fiction Program for 7-10 year olds in Munich.

It was also a win endorsed by child viewers. Little Lunch was the only show in its category to be one of the top three shows for both adult and child voters, becoming the runner up in the Children’s Jury Prize.

“It is hard to describe how difficult and rare it is to win a prize at Prix Jeunesse,” explains Australian Children’s Television Foundation CEO Jenny Buckland.

The Little Lunch children’s TV series (which was filmed at St Kilda Primary School) has conquered the world! The cast of the show were all 10-11 year-old Victorian students.

 

Make Your Very Own Episode of ‘Little Lunch’

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, News

Calling all Years 10, 11 and 12 students: Emerging media artists wanted for ACMI Hothouse intensive program

Hothouse is a week-long intensive program for Victorian students in Years 10, 11 and 12, aimed at nurturing creativity and moving image skills.

Each year, ten students are selected and dropped into a fast-paced studio to gain hands-on production experience, contacts in the industry and career inspiration.

Date :27 June 2016 to 1 July 2016

Cost: free for selected participants. The program develops vital skills for the creative industries, from idea development, scripting, and design, to creating and editing the visual and audio components.

Applications close on Friday 27 May, 2016, 5pm AEST

Support for those living outside of Metropolitan Melbourne is also available. Full details

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, Student activities, Video

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