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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

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

Digital Portfolios: Moving Beyond the Glorified Scrapbook

For the first time, we were equipped with the tools to create digital portfolios with learning evidence in the form of descriptive feedback, images, audio and video. Many teachers and students are using a Global2 blog as their digital portfolio. This article was

Posted in How To, Learning Styles, Pedagogy, Professional Learning

Don’t miss our Mini Maker Faire – tomorrow and Saturday!

Don’t miss our two Maker events being offered this Friday and Saturday, guaranteed to excite and engage: Friday 18th March 2016 10.00am -2.00pm : Mini Maker Education Day. Register NOW! Saturday 19th March 10.00am – 4.30pm: Melbourne Mini Maker Faire @KIOSC

Posted in How To, STEM

Pixar in a box

Art, Maths, literacy? ….I am not sure which teachers and students will grab this first. Pixar in a box is a collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy. It is a free online tool/course which not only presents students with an amazing set of tools

Posted in animation, Arts, Challenge, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Resources, Digital Stories, Digital technology, How To, languages, Literacy, Mathematics, music, Online Projects, Online Resources, Science, STEM

Free course on blogging with your students! Enrol now!

Would you like to learn more about blogging with students?  The Edublogs team is running a free course on blogging with students. Global2 is the Department of Education and Training blogging platform which is hosted on CampusPress by the Edublogs team. 

Posted in Blogs, Challenge, Digital Learning, Digital Pedagogy, Digital Resources, Digital Technologies, How To, Online Projects, Professional Learning

Launch of the new DigiPubs site

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new DigiPubs site! Created by DET Digital Learning and STEM Branch for Victorian school educators, DigiPubs are digital publications which provide practical advice and resources that can be accessed online on

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Technologies, How To, Leaders, Online Resources, Professional Learning

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

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