2 Virtual Conference events

You and your students are invited to 2 Virtual Conference events. Please register separately for each and feel free to share this will your colleagues.  

All you need is the internet, speaker and mic and for a full class, a big screen to project.

Cybersmart Online Presentation – Cyberbullying
Date/time:    Thursday 13 November 2014, 10 am – 10.40 am
Audience:   Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vccyberbullying

Once you register you will be sent the details of the event including the link to enter the virtual room.

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Virtual Cybersmart Online Presentation – Cyber Security
Date/time: Thursday 4 December 2014, 10 am – 10.40 am.
Audience:   Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vcsecurity

To access the support of your Virtual Coach go to: http://global2.vic.edu.au/?p=3534

Once you register you will be sent the details of the event including the link to enter the virtual room.

Cybersmart Virtual Classroom – Security Online

This Virtual Conference is hosted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD Victoria)

All schools are welcome

 Date/time: Thursday 4 December 2014, 10 am – 10.40 am.

Audience:      Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

To register you and your students for the event go to :https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vcsecurity

Once you register you will be sent the details of the event including the link to enter the virtual room.

To participate in the event you need to just have internet, speakers and a microphone.

To share with the class you may wish to present the session on a screen or interactive whiteboard.

If this is your first Blackboard Collaborate Conference we advise you to contact your Virtual Conference Coach who is available to assist teachers and students to prepare for a virtual conference. They can assist with setting up hardware and software, and can share ideas for connecting with others. Coaching occurs online via discussion forums, email and web conferences, by phone or by site visits.

Anne Mirtschin –  mirtschin.anne.a@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @murcha

Sally Walsh – walsh.sally.j@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @salwal55

Ben Gallagher – Gallagher.Ben.J@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @Ben_Mr_G

Ian Narracott – narracott.ian.a@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @macnarra

  • The presentation will:
    • Help students identify what cyber security is and why it is important
    • Allow students to understand where personal information is stored online
    • Encourage students to think before they place personal information online
    • Encourage students to check settings to secure information as safely and privately as possible
    • Understand how personal information may be seen or accessed by people and organisations
    • Support safe use and control of strong passwords
    • Encourage students to seek support if they are experiencing cyberbullying, unwanted contact or hacking
    • Encourage students to be ‘good’ bystanders.
    • Help students recognise and deal with scams online.
  • With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and answers.
  • Post presentation activities;
    there are numerous resources available through www.cybersmart.gov.au with the following aligning with the cyber security theme.

Comic book capers http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Have%20Fun/comicbookcapers.aspx

CyberFIT
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools/Teacher%20resources/Lower%20secondary/Cyberfit.aspx

Sharing personal information
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools/Teacher%20resources/Upper%20primary.aspx(Upper primary)
or
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Schools/Teacher%20resources/Middle%20primary.aspx(Middle primary)

 

Cybersmart is a national program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to cybersafety.

 

Cybersmart Virtual Classroom – Cyberbullying

This Virtual Conference is hosted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD Victoria)

All schools are welcome

Date/time:   Thursday 13 November 2014, 10 am – 10.40 am.

Audience:      Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

To register you and your students for the event go to : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vccyberbullying

Once you register you will be sent the details of the event including the link to enter the virtual room.

 

To participate in the event you need to just have internet, speakers and a microphone.

To share with the class you may wish to present the session on a screen or interactive whiteboard.

If this is your first Blackboard Collaborate Conference we advise you to contact your Virtual Conference Coach who is available to assist teachers and students to prepare for a virtual conference. They can assist with setting up hardware and software, and can share ideas for connecting with others. Coaching occurs online via discussion forums, email and web conferences, by phone or by site visits.

Anne Mirtschin –  mirtschin.anne.a@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @murcha

Sally Walsh – walsh.sally.j@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @salwal55

Ben Gallagher – Gallagher.Ben.J@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @Ben_Mr_G

Ian Narracott – narracott.ian.a@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @macnarra

The presentation will:

  • Help students identify ways to manage and prevent cyberbullying behaviour
  • Encourage students to seek support if they are experiencing cyberbullying
  • Encourage students to be ‘good’ bystanders if they witness cyberbullying
  • Help students recognise bullying online
  • Provide strategies to deal with cyberbullying behaviour

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and answers.

Post presentation activities;
there are numerous resources available through www.cybersmart.gov.au with the following aligning with the cyberbullying theme.

Cyberbullying – You be the judge
Students critically evaluate a number of cyberbullying video clips online and judge how well each clip conveys the key messages. (YouTube access required)
Lesson plan: http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/~/media/Cybersmart/Outreach/Cyberbullying-You-be-the-judge_2014.doc
Webpage:
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/videoactivity.aspx

#GameOn
This video series follows the online experiences of a group of lower secondary students. Over five short episodes, the students find themselves in situations that catch them off-guard and teach them the consequences of making poor decisions online.http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Watch%20Videos/at-school.aspx

Cybersmart is a national program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to cybersafety.

ACHPER Teachmeet Health & Physical Education Special and Conference

Teachers teaching teachers! It’s powerful professional learning and a great way to meet others and share experiences. Health & Physical Education Special (all welcome)

Venue: VicHealth Seminar Room,
GF 15-31 Pelham St, Carlton
Date: Wed October 22nd, 2014 5-7 Yes that is tonight

ACHPER is pleased to announce that the 29th ACHPER International Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from Monday April 13 to Wednesday April 15, 2015.

The conference theme ‘Values into Action – A Brighter Future’ provides a directive to inspire educators to consider the potential of what the Health and Physical Education learning area could be in the 21st century.

ACHPER is delighted to announce that online registration is now available, and the submission date for the call for papers has been extended until November 28, 2014.

Registration is now open for the 29th ACHPER International Conference. To find out more information about the registration costs and to register online, please click here.

Call for Papers – submission date extended!

Submission closes on Friday, 28 November 2014

The 29th ACHPER International Conference Program Committee invites submissions for presentations at www.achper2015.com. The Conference theme is ‘Values into Action – A Brighter Future’ with the sub themes listed below. We are delighted that over 60 presentations have been received already and encourage your involvement.

Michael Fullan: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

Check out “Michael Fullan: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning” on acmi educators lounge

Time: October 29, 2014 from 9:15am to 11:30am

Location: ACMI
Organized By: DEECD, Christine Evely ACMI Education Manager

Event Description:
How can we mobilise and foster new pedagogies for deep learning in schools   and leverage the power of digital learning?

Join MC Tony Mackay and Michael Fullan to discuss New Pedagogies for Deep Learning; a global partnership focused on implementing deep learning goals   across whole education systems to enable new pedagogies accelerated by technology.

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning engages students across the globe to develop   skills to be lifelong learners; creative, connected and collaborative problem   solvers who can successfully participate and innovate in our increasingly connected world.

 

See more details and RSVP on acmi educators lounge:

http://educatorslounge.acmi.net.au/events/event/show?id=5524583%3AEvent%3A28928&xgi=45YlxHs2wtyE9B&xg_source=msg_invite_event

Student email in Victorian Government schools

I was asked today how to create student email accounts for Global2 from a teacher in a Victorian site. I supplied the following advice and ask if you could share it widely as it also applied to filtering in Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) schools.

At your school, you have your DEECD internet provider iiNET (formally Netspace).

Whoever manages that service  at your school, possibly the school technician, the ICT coordinator or the Principal has the ability to logon online to create email accounts for any or all of students in your school.

They can even use a file from CASES to generate them quickly. Once you find who has the access password etc… you will be guided through. You can contact education@netspace.net.au and they will assist you but it really is pretty easy.

One of the Urban Myths of DEECD school internet  is that DEECD manages school internet including the internet filtering.

It is provided and paid for by DEECD but each school is able to manage who sees what at their school. Many schools have set up different access for teachers and students.

The DEECD Reference for schools from the website provides a process which includes your staff evaluating the site for its educational value when allowing access to your students and establishing agreed behaviours particularly with any social media sites included.

 

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Premiere screening of the latest Cybersmart resource #GameOn on CEM

There are now more than 720 events & activities on the Connected Educator Calendar  with more on the way.  Game On

One exciting event you are all invited to is the  premiere screening of the latest Cybersmart resource #GameOn. .
The film will be introduced by Kayne Tremills from ABC3 before the premiere screening of the film. Kayne will also present a short outro.
Topics covered in the film include: • Sharing passwords • Selfies and Safe social networking • Online friends • Excessive gaming • Free downloads
Post screening classroom activities will be available for teachers to download from the Cybersmart #GameOn webpage in the week prior to the screening. These activities will focus on safe social networking, selfies and online balance.

This 25 minute presentation is directed at upper primary school students in Years 5/6 and lower secondary students in Year 7. Full details

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – Cybersmart

Tip for users – The video is currently password protected. The password will come off on the

CEM- Google Hangout: Technology in Australian Museums

cemHere is just a sample of the events on tomorrow on Connected Educator Month’s PD Calendar (On the right hand side). One I want to highlight is  4-5pm on October 8 (Australian Eastern time).

 Google Hangout: Technology in Australian Museums 

 Angela Casey from the National Museum of Australia, Chris Nobbs from the South Australian Museum and Cameron Hocking from Melbourne Museum will chat about technologies they have been using with students in their museum settings. Participants will be invited to ask questions and perhaps share their experiences.

Connected Educator Month starts tomorrow with 450 events already

Pre-launch activities 

Are you ready for the kickoff of Connected Educator Month? Here’s a dozen things you can do before the launch http://connectededucators.org/12-things-to-do-before-connected-educator-month-2014-launches/ #ce14

Theme feature with ASCD

Get to know our 2014 Themes: Educator Professional Development & Learning with @ASCD http://connectededucators.org/get-to-know-our-2014-themes-educator-professional-development-learning-led-by-ascd/ #ce14 #ceoz14 #cenz14 #cenor14

NZ & Australia kickoff

Launch week! Connected Educator Month will kick-off first ‘Down Under’: New Zealand & Australia http://connectededucators.org/launch-week-connected-educator-month-2014-will-kick-off-first-down-under-in-new-zealand-and-australia/ #ce14 #cenz14 #ceoz14

 

Updated free Starter Kit

Check out the updated, free Connected Educator Starter Kit for 31 days of connected learning activities! http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/ #ce14

 

Calendar

The Connected Educator Month calendar has over 450 events, w/ many more added daily! Create your schedule at http://connectededucators.org/calendar #ce14

 

Get involved in Connected Educator Month

Over the next month Global2 will promoting Connected Educator Month events. People can check out or set up an Australian/NZ event at http://connectededucator.vic.edu.au/ 

Here are some things to consider:

Book club

“All Call” for Connected Educator Month Book Club #ce14 Do you have a book you want to lead a book club around? http://connectededucators.org/book-club/

Get involved
Wondering how you or your organization can get involved in Connected Educator Month this year? Check this out: http://ow.ly/BENT0  #ce14

Chat with Arne Duncan
Mark your calendar! #ce14 Twitter chat co-hosted with Secretary Arne Duncan October 16 at 6pm EDT. #plpnetwork #edchat Spread the word.

Updated free Starter Kit

Check out the updated, free Connected Educator Starter Kit for 31 days of activities! http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/ #ce14

Calendar

The Connected Educator Month calendar has over 300 events, w/ dozens more added daily! Create your schedule at http://connectededucators.org/calendar #ce14