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.

Learning design collaborative project call for schools

The Australasian 'New Pedagogies for Deep Learning' (http://www.newpedagogies.org/) cluster is a group of schools in Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. The cluster has developed a project to engage students from across the globe in authentic action research, which...

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Teaching the geography of food

Seth Dixon is a Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College and writer who recently published and article for National Geographic Education. In that article he presented his ten favourite resources including articles and videos about  food and the...

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Planning for 1-to-1 Learning

Implementing and sustaining a 1-to-1 program for students in a school presents both challenges and opportunities. The Sustaining a 1-to-1 Program in a School provides advice on what schools need to consider to make informed decisions about 1-to-1 program...

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Web Conferencing for schools

Do you have a sister school or an expert you want to invite to speak to your students? or work with your staff? You dont have to get into a bus, car (or plane sadly!) You could use Vitural Conferencing. Virtual conferencing can be accessed via the internet and allows...

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Almost 3.5M subscribers asapSCIENCE

Science concepts, ideas and questions and the capacity to get involved - every science enthusiasts' dream. I can't stop singing the Periodic Table song (6.7M of us cant be wrong!) but I am not doing it as well as a 4 year old who has submitted their video to meet...

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Full Tilt Ahead assessment infographic

Created by Full Tilt Ahead would love to add "How are students going to show what to do with what they know?" (Bit of a mouthful!) I scooped this from Dennis T O'Conner and thought it was really worth discussing at a staff meeting along with any discussion around...

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iTunes U K-12 for schools

iTunes U for schools One of the device choices for schools undertaking a 1-to-1 program is an iPad, using a variety of apps and the potential of bulk purchasing iBooks for students. One of the challenges for educators has been to connect the content and the learning....

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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 however you are still...

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Ensuring that you are using images you have permission to use and presenting the attribution of those images appropriately is a challenge for all bloggers. Compfight is a new function in Global2. The plugin allows you to search Creative Commons images on Flickr from...

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Global2 teachers invited to the Edublogs 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! Whether you are new to blogging, or want a refresher on all of the features that blogging...

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Safer Internet Day events

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 10th February. The theme for 2015 is Building a Better Internet Together. Activities include a web conference co-presented by the Cybersmart Team at ACMA and the Department of Education and Training Victoria. The...

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Digital technologies and some fun coding

The Australian Curriculum presents the Digital Technologies curriculum. The Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects: Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce...

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Thinking about global projects for your students?

Connecting your students to others across the globe, and undertaking meaningful collaboration is powerful learning in action. It may seem a bit daunting at first but these two organisations have educators at the ready to help. A reminder that any Global2 educator is...

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Welcome to new bloggers

Welcome to any new bloggers who are joining Global2 for the first time and welcome back to those returning from holidays. At this time of the year, many educators set up student blogging accounts. It is really important that teachers get comfortable with how the...

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