Connected Educator Month sessions for producing iBooks using iBooks Author(iBA)

link to apple websiteHere is a great professional learning opportunity for all of the Mac users out there or those who are thinking of exploring one.

It is especially relevant for teachers in schools with one to one iPad programs.

During Connected Educator Month (CEM), Andrew Del Mastro will deliver 3 sessions to support teachers wanting to create quality resources for their students. These 3 x 1 hour sessions, run via Blackboard Collaborate will focus on producing iBooks using iBooks Author(iBA).

Participants will have to have an Apple Computer with iBooks Author (iBA) installed if they intend to work through the session.

An iTunes U course will also be created to compliment the course which will be best accessed via an iPad.

These sessions will take place on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of October and will commence at 4pm Melbourne time. Make sure you get these in your calendar. To see evolving CEM events go to Connected Educator Month.  All CEM sessions are free.

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Join CEM for great professional learning including the educational team at National Geographic

The Connected Educator Month (CEM) community is open and waiting for you to join



Once you join a world of Professional Learning awaits you.

By joining the community you can register, organise and attend amazing global sessions and events.

One such event is hosted by the Educational Team at National Geographic

Join them to learn how you can connect your students with students around the world through #global collaborative projects.

In this interactive hangout, staff from iEARN and PenPal Schools will share tips for getting started. You’ll also hear accounts from #teachers about how they’ve used global collaborative projects with their students.



Posted in CEM Events, Connected Educator Month, Curriculum, Global Projects, How To

Get more out of your iPad

The Department’s Virtual Conference Centre is providing four iPads for Learning short courses for teachers and leaders who are using iPads in their teaching and learipads3ning. Each short course will contain three sessions, with each one hour session building upon the previous session’s learning.

Each course focuses on a different aspect of using iPads:

  • iPads for new users
  • Publishing with iPads
  • iPads for creating, finding and sharing content
  • iPad: Workflows

Two courses, iPads for New Users and Publishing with iPads, will be held in October 2014 and are open now for registration.  Find out more……

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Connected Educator Month Ideas for collaboration

Connected Educator month needs you! This global event is designed for educators to share ideas and collaborate.

Each day of October will bring a new and interesting opportunity to personalise your own professional learning and or support others

CEM Ideas

Sign up to host a session and or keep your eye out as pledged events roll out at

Some ideas for sessions include…..

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October is Connected Educator Month and you and your colleagues are invited

Millions of educators and others around the world have participated in hundreds of professional development opportunities as part of Connected Educator Month (CEM) over the past two years. In the past, CEM was largely a US-centric event. This October, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and others will host celebrations with a full slate of locally-based events & activities.

2014 promises to be even bigger and better as this event goes mobile and global bringing diverse sessions and activities from across the globe.CEM OZ

Victoria DEECD has joined as an organising partner and throughout October 2014, Connected Educator Month #ceoz14 invites all educators to connect!

Whether you are able to host an event or participate this is a great opportunity to collaborate using a variety of tools and strategies. Events are starting to roll in and we invite you to join and build the momentum of this exciting educational project.

The local allows you to register as a connected educator, host or join sessions and links directly into the universal calendar.

Talk to your leadership about using scheduling the CEM events across your school modelling personalized professional learning and purposeful use of technologies and collaboration tools.

The CEM events are an excellent way of gaining accreditation for the minimum 20 hours of standards referenced professional development activities required to maintain teacher registration through the Victorian Institute of Teaching, and/or an interstate equivalent. (You may not even have to get out of your “Jarmies”)

This is anywhere any time learning in action but it can only succeed with your participation.

Over the next two months Global2 will spotlight the upcoming Connected Educator Month events.

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EdTechTeam Global Summit held in Melbourne – presents Google For Education

 With a number of schools exploring a variety of online tools to support their students’ teaching and learning, a great opportunity awaits as the EdTechTeam presents their Melbourne Summit featuring Google for Education 

Xavier College on Barkers Road in Kew 
September 22 & 23, 2014


This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, practising administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google education teams. Full details and registration
Posted in Digital Learning, Online Projects, Online Resources, Professional Learning

MWorld Trial

Monash University are looking for Grade 3-6 teachers to trail a new app called MWorld. The MWorld Flyer contains more information and contact details if you are interested.


If you’d like to know more about MWorld, please visit the website at

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Teachers, why not celebrate Book Week 2014 by setting up your own class Book Club on the State Library of Victoria’s Inside a Dog 

Just register and then invite your students, all of the technology is there for you free and supported by the fabulous library of Victoria.

It takes a few minutes to set up as many teachers have done before.You can make your discussion private, for just your class,  combine classes across your school and/or open it for others to join.

It’s a great tool to use if you have an international sister school.

Whilst Book Week 2014 is the ideal time to get started  Book Clubs are available all year around and are open to all teachers and students. Here is a great example of how books and technology can work together to achieve great learning for students.



Posted in Curriculum, Literacy

ABC Splash Live event – Robots

On Wednesday 10 September 02:00 PM ABC Splash Live are presenting another live event – Robots! ABC Robots

Have you ever come face to face with a real robot? Transformers, Star Wars droids, Dr Who daleks and cybermen. What robots can you think of? See amazing real robots in action and imagine what robots will do in the future.

Questions are open now – this is your show – so ask the ABC team anything you want to know about robots!

When the event goes live  the host and quests will be talking about the topic and answering questions live. Get your questions on the blog. All details


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Register for the Gallipoli Oaks Project

Over 350 primary schools across Victoria have already registered, for the Gallipoli Oaks Project.

The Quercus Calliprinos (Palestine Oak) saplings are now being grown at various nurseries and Burnley Horticultural College for planting by Victorian primary students at their schools as part of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of the landing at ANZAC Cove on April 25, 1915.

The project enables students to learn about Australia’s involvement in the Gallipoli campaign, the significance of remembrance trees and the importance of greening communities.

The aim is for primary schools and their local Return Soldiers’ League members (RSL’s) to plant their trees and/or hold a commemorative ceremony on ANZAC Day 2015 across Victoria.

The digital education kit was launched at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Featured here is the Digital e-book of The Gallipoli Oaks Story: How the trees came to grow here. I have inserted it in Issuu an online service that converts PDFs into ebooks. Yes there are ads so read it in full screen with your students.

Digital teacher resource kit for classroom use, tailored to the Grade 3 Curriculum

Click here to see a new map of the 450 schools and 50 RSLs registered already. Schools can register at


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