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.

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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Default Security on Global2

Global2 blogs are used for many purposes. Teachers who are setting up, or considering setting up blogs with their students are reminded that they must obtain permission from both their principal and the parents of students, if they are setting up student blogs. The...

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Cybersafety Tip – Snapchat And Instagram and now Airdrop

Here's what some students are using instead of Snapchat and Instagram to share pictures and files. This can be a positive thing but in some cases not so positive. Again its not the technology itself, its what a user chooses to do with it. It is something teachers need...

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Holiday Activities @ Museum across Victoria

Museums across Victoria are presenting many hands on events for students. Here are a sample of the ones coming up. Scottish fun at the Immigration Museum Immigration Museum - Summer School Holiday Program - 20 December 2014 – 27 January 2015 These school holidays...

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