Global2 is the place for students to learn about social media, using social media. Teachers and students in Victorian Government and Catholic schools are invited to set up their class and student spaces, create blogs and digital portfolios.

Old Global2 blogs needing love or retirement

Hi to you all and guess you are looking forward to your hard earned break. As I manage the Global2 space I love seeing the new blogs being created and the fabulous ways that teachers and students are using them in their school.  I do also see the sad unloved ones that...

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Artists in Schools projects presented

The Artists in Schools project funding is available to schools for 2015. Information sessions are being held across Victoria and online. Details here – http://www.creative.vic.gov.au/AIS Applications for the Artists in Schools funding program are due Tuesday 8...

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Artists in Schools funding program available for schools

Information Sessions for teachers and artists about the Artists in Schools funding program are being held in June and July across the Victoria. The Department of Education and Training, funded Artists in Schools funding program provides opportunities for professional...

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Digital Deck

The Digital Deck is a set of cards which provides a quick overview of the range of digital resources available to schools. Each of the resources has a description, advice for getting started and classroom ideas. Students using an iPad can download it and use it on...

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Are you compromising your children’s privacy online?

This article is one that your school can share with parents. Marianne Stenger is a writer with Open Colleges. Find her on Twitter @MarianneStenger The article was featured on ABC Splash. She has written a thought provoking article about what she calls 'sharenting'...

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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 at school in each...

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Apps and websites for makers and creators

Common Sense Media have curated and shared resources created by Graphite featuring some great apps and websites which enable students and teachers to create content. Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For...

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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...

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Ideas for Book of the Year Awards Short List 2015

The Children's book council of Australia have published the Book of the Year Awards Short List 2015 There are many great books on that list and I am sure you have read many in your classrooms (and the other places you like to read)! This list provides a great...

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Make a class maths dictionary using a wiki

Mark Warner suggested the following idea on the site  Teaching Ideas Its a great idea but I am going to suggest to do it using the global2 wiki tool to add to and deepen the learning. Why use the wiki when it is so much easier to do on paper? It enables students to...

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Open street maps – Mapping wiki

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafes, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the world that anyone can add to, sometimes described as the...

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