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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

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Coding, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Tech Curriculum, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, Programming

Virtual Learning Coaches to support Vic Govt teachers

On Tuesday (despite only going back to school for a few days) 227 teachers had their first ever go at doing a webinar with their students for Safer Internet Day. With close to 13,000 students in Victorian Schools alone, the

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Learning, Web Conferencing

Safer Internet Day webinars – all welcome

Hi to you all, hope you had a great break, As you know Safer Internet Day is a global event held annually to promote the safe and responsible use of digital technologies, for children and young people. The theme for

Posted in Digital Learning, Digital technology, Student activities

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

Posted in Challenge, Digital Learning, Gaming for learning, Programming

Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop

Teachers are invited to attend a Minecraft: Education Edition Workshop Date: Tuesday 22nd November  Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: The Peninsular School, Mt Eliza Register: http://aka.ms/learnminecraftEE Overview: Trent Ray (Microsoft Teacher Ambassador) and Dean Pearman (Director of Learning Technologies &

Posted in Gaming for learning, How To, Professional Learning

Wolfram suite available for all Victorian Schools

The Wolfram suite of products includes powerful learning tools across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and is internationally recognised as the global industry standard for engineers, economists, scientists and mathematicians. The suite has four unique applications in the areas

Posted in Class Activities, Coding, Curriculum, Data visualisation, Digital Resources, Engineering, Mathematics, Online Resources

Meetup – featuring Code the Future

Code the Future connects developers with educators to help students learn how to code. They are presenting at a Meetup session and they are looking forward to sharing some amazing stories from their community and projects. http://www.meetup.com/Code-the-Future/events/234785642/ When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 PM

Posted in Coding, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, Online Projects, Pedagogy, Programming

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

Posted in Challenge, Digital Learning, Gaming for learning

NGV Education programs

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Digital Creatives Programs enable students to use digital technologies to explore, interpret, create and share works of art. There are sessions for students and teachers.  Works from the NGV Collection provide an inspiring and

Posted in Coding, Digital Technologies, Programming

Victorian Games and Apps Challenge – webinars

Students across Victoria are putting the finishing touches on apps and video games for the Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge, Entries close on 14 October. The competition  aims to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship through computational thinking, coding and or app

Posted in Coding, Data visualisation, Digital Learning, Digital Technologies, Gaming for learning

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