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Tuning in for Makers – Richard Turere -Making Peace with lions

Students from around the world have real issues and problems they want to solve. Not many of them involve lions. This TED talk is a great tuning in resource for teachers creating maker spaces and students using critical and creative thinking and

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STEM Capabilities for the 21st Century

Quantum Victoria is hosting a series of six FREE ‘Women in STEM’ state wide events. These events are open to ALL Year 9 – 12 students and their teachers. Each event will feature a prominent female leader delivering the keynote

Posted in Challenge, Digital Tech Curriculum, Maker

Hour of Code this week

The Department and Splash, are supporting Code Club Australia to challenge you to build a game using Scratch. Scratch is an intuitive tool to help children from 8 to 16 years old learn to code. Scratch helps students think creatively, reason

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Melbourne Education in Games Summit – Program

Education in Games Summit Date: 7/11/2016 Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm Location: ACMI Who for: Educators, primary and secondary Description: The Education in Games Summit 2016 is supported by The Department of Education and Training, in partnership with Creative Victoria and

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Edublogs Global Challenge for Global2 student bloggers

Congratulations to Tina Mayling, Skye Bennett, Alicia McGrath, Mr O’Toole and Mrs Freer who have joined their classes up for  Edublogs Global Challenge. It is not too late for you !!! The Challenge runs twice a year with great support for

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Games and Apps Challenge Webinar – Minecraft Edu or Touch Develop

The Victorian Games and Apps Challenge closes 14 Oct (early Term 4) in 2016. Its not too late to get an entry in. We are holding final webinars for the challenge to help to pull it all together and get is

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Coding, Creativity, Data visualisation, Digital Technologies, Games, How To, Pedagogy, Professional Learning, STEM

Victorian Maths Challenge for Families

The Victorian Maths Challenge is a fun way for you, your family and friends to explore and solve problems. Take on as few or as many challenges as you like. Work together to find your own solutions. Capture what you discover with a

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Reminder Online PD for Games and Apps Challenge tonight

18th August, 4-5pm:  Trent Ray – Touch Develop Register to participate: https://connect.vic.edu.au/td/event/registration.html Touch Develop introduction   22nd August, 4-5pm: Matt Jorgensen – MinecraftEDU Register to participate: https://connect.vic.edu.au/mc/event/registration.html MinecraftEdu introduction Professional Development & Training Sessions

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Coaching for teachers for the Victorian Games and Apps Challenge

Microsoft and the Department of Education and Training are presenting free coaching sessions for teachers to support the Victorian Games and Apps Challenge. Students are welcome to attend if teachers wish to invite them. They will not need to register. Teachers do not

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Gaming for learning, How To, Professional Learning, Uncategorized

AFL One Team, One Goal competition time to vote everyone!

Vote for your favourite design here… After receiving hundreds of creative entries from students across Victoria, a shortlist of jumper designs have been selected in the 2016 One Team One Goal: Celebrating Diversity competition. The AFL and the Department of

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