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Making students creators with technology – part of new curriculum in Victoria

The new Victorian Curriculum was officially launched this week by the Minister for Education, Minister James Merlino. AusVELs will be available until the end of 2016, after which point schools will need to teach and  report against the new Victorian

Posted in Class Activities, Digital Learning, How To

“Google it” with style and some new party tricks and advice from Alan November

Many of us have done it, but it is probably is not a great idea to tell your students to “Google it” as the number of results they receive can be astronomical…..and then what??? Teaching your students to use the features on search engines

Posted in Class Activities, How To, Professional Learning

How to minimize digital classroom distractions

The Global Digital Citizen foundation has published some ideas to support teachers to keep students focused when using digital technologies in their classrooms. My favourite “The best classroom management tool: Engaging lessons”  Read the article  

Posted in Class Activities, Cybersafety, Digital Technologies, How To

Global2 blogging on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Manage and update your Global2 blog right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Download the Edublogs app As Global2 is an Edublogs Campus, the app will allow all Global2 bloggers to use the support and advice provided by Edublogs. Download the app, dd

Posted in Blogs, Digital Learning, Digital Technologies, How To, Student activities

SchoolMate App for parents

Schools might want to promote this out to their parents. Students can share this with Mum and Dad SchoolMate is a great App for parents of school-aged children in Victoria, Australia. That’s us! Want to find out more about what your child is learning

Posted in Curriculum, How To, iPads, Parents

DIGICON Festival of Learning 2015

DIGICON Festival of Learning 2015 DIGICON is the annual Digital Learning Teaching Victoria (DLTV) There is still time to register It will be held at Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn 24th & 25th July 2015   DigiCon brings together educators, pre service

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, How To, Leaders, Professional Learning

Script writing workshop for students

Digital technologies can present new and exciting opportunities for students. The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) are presenting a series of three script writing workshops for primary and early secondary students delivered via

Posted in Class Activities, Creativity, Digital technology, How To, Literacy, New technologies, Professional Learning

iPads for Learning Online Professional Learning Program

The Department’s Virtual Conference Centre is providing eight iPads for Learning Online Professional Learning sessions in Term 2. These sessions are for teachers and leaders who are using iPads in their teaching and learning with sessions including: Tuesday 21st April:

Posted in Challenge, Digital Pedagogy, Digital Technologies, How To, New technologies, Pedagogy, Professional Learning

Using the ed.ted web resource

Most of you will know TED talks, but did you know there is a fantastic tool for teachers to support them to create their own digital lessons?. It allows you to take an online resource and building your own teaching and learning around

Posted in Class Activities, Digital Pedagogy, How To

Update to Teacher Challenge

For teachers who would to really like to get their heads around blogging and its potential for their students Edublogs is running its first Teacher Blogging Challenge of 2015! The closing date for having the activities emailed to you have closed

Posted in Blogs, Challenge, Digital Technologies, Global2, How To, New technologies, Professional Learning, Web 2.0

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