Cybersafety Webinars for Grades 4 ,5 & 6 time change

Students’ Making Good Choices  & Great Online Communication Webinars

To register for one or both of these sessions go to       https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/detonlinesafety

 

We invite you and your students to attend two web conferences targeted at Years 4, 5 and 6 students. We previously advertised these sessions starting at 10am but the request from schools was to start them at 9:30am. So we have made the change. Gameon-texting-ollie

Each will be hosted by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and presented by the Cybersmart Outreach team.

These sessions are available for all Schools. Schools may choose to attend either or both sessions.

 

Session A – Making good choices online

Thurs 28 May –  9:30 -10.10am (Teachers can login at 8am)
The presentation will assist students to:

* help students think before spreading content that may upset others
* include scenarios where students consider the best choice of action
* introduce the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
* encourage students to discuss choices with a trusted adult

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.
Students will also be able to use back channelling technology to share ideas and opinions on their own devices

Session B – Great Online Communication Weds 10 June – 9:30 -10.10am (Teachers can set up at 8am)
The presentation will assist students to:

* Understand why online messages can be easily misunderstood
* Recognise that messages can be hurtful even when this may not be the intent
* Understand that non-verbal behaviours help us receive messages more than volume, pitch or words
* Consider when teasing crosses the line and becomes harmful and hurtful
* Identify appropriate responses to someone communicating inappropriately

Please note that the class teacher is required to organise 2 student volunteers prior to the presentation.

During the Virtual Classroom, the trainer will instruct the students to speak to their class (only) for 30 seconds about their best holiday.

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.

To get ready for the session go to the Game On resources
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Watch%20Videos/gameon.aspx 

Information of how to access the event via Blackboard Collaborate, including the link will be emailed to teachers at the email address they include in their registration.

We will run a drop in session for teachers, the night before the event 3:30 – 5pm to test their technology set up. Victorian Government teachers wanting support with any of their web conferencing tools including Blackboard Collaborate, Polycom, Lync and or Skype are encouraged to contact the DET Web conferencing coaches

 

Gallagher.Ben.J@edumail.vic.gov.au

mirtschin.anne.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

walsh.sally.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

**For teachers or parents wondering about the age of their student and the relevance of sexting in these sessions I refer you to the research contained within the Victorian Law Reform’s Inquiry into sexting (Page 30) featuring data on children as young as 12.

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/lawrefrom/isexting/LRC_Sexting_Final_Report.pdf

 

To register for one or both of these sessions go to       https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/detonlinesafety

Posted in Challenge, Cybersafety, Cybersmart

My Story My Content short film competition

My Story My Content Short Film Competition is an initiative of IP Awareness and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).

It provides primary and secondary school students with the opportunity to make a 60-second short film or animation celebrating local screen creativity, and win fantastic prizes in the process.

My Story My Content calls for aspiring student filmmakers to focus on the value of creativity and the need to respect the work of creators and filmmakers in Australia and New Zealand for details

There are some teaching resources available

The My Story My Content Short Film Competition is your opportunity to tell a unique story about YOU, your creativity and why it is worth protecting.

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Click here to watch last years winner

Background

Australia has a world-class film and television industry and you’re closer to it than you think. Around 900,000 Australians owe their jobs – directly or indirectly – to creative industries. Tens of thousands of Australian small businesses – from dry cleaners to caterers, who proudly quote the movie business as one of their clients – support film and television production.

Last year alone, film and television industries in Australia contributed over $5 billion to the Australian economy and generated around 49,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

When you purchase legitimate content you help support a thriving movie and television industry, which means more jobs, a stronger economy, and a greater array of entertainment choices for everyone.

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Digital Technologies, Video

iPads PD for teachers

It is not too late to join the web conference PD, iPads for Learning : online professional learning programipad ibook

The Victorian Department of Education and Training is presenting 8 online sessions held between April and June 2015

Session 1 : introduction to your iPad
Session 2 : start creating with your iPad
Session 3 : exploring content on your iPad
Session 4 : iPad tips and tricks
Session 5 : assessment and workflow – part 1
Session 6 : assessment and workflow – part 2
Session 7 : MacBook essentials
Session 8 : digital portfolios

Each session is facilitated through Polycom and MS Lync 

Participants can select any number of sessions to attend.

Further information, including an outline of the short courses and registration links can be located here.

Dont worry if you have missed the early sessions.

Recordings of sessions, are available here  http://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?GKN9P4

The companion iBook is available for download View Item

It will introduce participants to the basics including how to:

  • navigate your iPad
  • organise your Apps
  • download content, and
  • set up your iPad in the Settings area.

Setting up Mail and Calendars will also be demonstrated along with other tips and tricks to ensure you are on the way to using your iPad effectively.

 

Posted in Digital Technologies, iPads, Professional Learning

Students’ Making Good Choices  & Great Online Communication Webinars

To register for one or both of these sessions go to       https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/detonlinesafety

We invite you and your students to attend two web conferences targeted at Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

Each will be hosted by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and presented by the Cybersmart Outreach team.

These sessions are available for all Schools. Schools may choose to attend either or both sessions.

 

Session A – Making good choices online Thurs 28 May – 9:30 -10:10  (Teachers can set up at 8am) Please note time change 
The presentation will assist students to:* help students think before spreading content that may upset others
* include scenarios where students consider the best choice of action
* introduce the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
* encourage students to discuss choices with a trusted adult

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.
Students will also be able to use back channeling technology to share ideas and opinions on their own devices

Session B – Great Online Communication  Weds 10 June – 9:30 -10:10  (Teachers can set up at 8am) Please note time change 
The presentation will assist students to:* Understand why online messages can be easily misunderstood
* Recognise that messages can be hurtful even when this may not be the intent
* Understand that non-verbal behaviours help us receive messages more than volume, pitch or words
* Consider when teasing crosses the line and becomes harmful and hurtful
* Identify appropriate responses to someone communicating inappropriately

Please note that the class teacher is required to organise 2 student volunteers prior to the presentation.

During the Virtual Classroom, the trainer will instruct the students to speak to their class (only) for 30 seconds about their best holiday.

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.

To get ready for the session go to the Game On resources
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Watch%20Videos/gameon.aspx 

Information of how to access the event via Blackboard Collaborate, including the link will be emailed to teachers at the email address they include in their registration.

We will run a drop in session for teachers, the night before the event 3:30 – 5pm to test their technology set up. Victorian Government teachers wanting support with any of their web conferencing tools including Blackboard Collaborate, Polycom, Lync and or Skype are encouraged to contact the DET Web conferencing coaches

Gallagher.Ben.J@edumail.vic.gov.au

mirtschin.anne.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

walsh.sally.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

**For teachers or parents wondering about the age of their student and the relevance of sexting in these sessions I refer you to the research contained within the Victorian Law Reform’s Inquiry into sexting (Page 30) featuring data on children as young as 12. 

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/lawrefrom/isexting/LRC_Sexting_Final_Report.pdf

To register for one or both of these sessions go to       https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/detonlinesafety

 

Posted in Class Activities, Curriculum, Cybersafety, Cybersmart, Digital Literacy, Digital Technologies, Health Education, Research, Web Conferencing, Web conferencing

Script writing workshop for students

Digital technologies can present new and exciting opportunities for students. The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) are presenting a series of three script writing workshops for primary and early secondary students delivered via video conferencing (ZOOM) directly into classrooms across Victoria.

Dates
Workshop 1: Friday 7 August, 2pm – 2.45pm AEST
Workshop 2: Friday 14 August, 2pm – 2.45pm  AEST
Workshop 3: Friday 28 August, 2pm – 2.45pm AEST

Participants are required to attend all three workshops.

Over the three sessions students will develop their skills as a sketch comedy script writer, gain access to one of Australia’s most prominent comedy script writers and use the innovative digital script writing tool, Sketch-O-Matic, to record their ideas.

Workshops are open to class groups aged 11-13 years and will provide students with opportunities to connect with other students from around Australia while honing their skills as the entertainment writers of the future.

This event is a partnership between ACTF and ACMI  and is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. To ensure greater accessibility, the price of the Workshop Package has been subsidised. Each class booking of three workshop will receive You’re Skitting Me Series 1 & 2 DVDs PLUS class access to the Sketch-O-Matic.

Cost
Per class (up to 30 students): $ 50

Venue 
Online. Connection via free web browsing software Zoom

Booking
Contact Sarah Jones at ACTF today to secure your class’ booking. Email: Sarah.jones@actf.com.au or Phone: 03 9200 5522

Click here for more info.

Posted in Class Activities, Creativity, Digital technology, How To, Literacy, New technologies, Professional Learning

Better World Flux – Free visualisation tool for schools

Better World Flux was created in Australia to raise awareness for the UN Millennium Development Goals . Teachers and students can create,  visualize and share stories that are hidden in the World Bank Open Data.

This image presents data showing Australia’s own measure of happiness compared with countries across the world. The data shows us we are doing pretty well. It also shows that comparatively we seem to be getting happier. I wonder why?

What could be the factors affecting this statistic? What stories do the numbers tell. Happiness

Teachers could get students to:

  • build an ideal composite of what they think matters in life
  • track the progress of countries and the world over the years and find interesting trends and patterns
  • see which countries need the most help and find the ideal country to live in
  • see which countries need the most help
  • find the ideal country to live in based on your preferences
  • explore and navigate the raw data for each country.
  • Check it out at http://betterworldflux.com 
Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Data visualisation, Digital Learning, Digital Technologies

Free Australian Learning Lecture series for teachers and leaders

The Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) is a thought provoking biennial lecture series which brings big ideas around learning into the spotlight. The free five part lecture series will be conducted over 10 years, and will work to elevate the value of learning. all

The Inaugural Lecture – 21 May 2015 The series begins with the theme of ‘Joy and Data’ delivered by Sir Michael Barber at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and to be introducedby Dame Quentin Bryce.

Joy and data are two ideas that seem contradictory. Yet both are central to learning. The emphasis on academic success has meant
that too often we forget the joy of learning. But can success be driven by joy as well as by effort?

Data in Australian education is often feared because it is thought of in a limited way and can be used to judge schools, teachers and individuals. The lecture will challenge this fear, and highlight the diverse ways data can bring joy to learning.
ALL is a prestigious new lecture series bringing big ideas in learning and education to national attention
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When: Joy and Data inaugural lecture  – Thursday, 21 May 2015   Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
Cost: FREE
Time: 6 – 7.30 pm

with a live Q&A following the event at 8PM EST

Bookings: www.all-learning.org.au

The Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) was established
by the Koshland Innovation Fund and the State Library
Victoria. It is supported by:
• Australian Curriculum, Assessment and
Reporting Authority
• Australian Council for Educational Research
• Australian Secondary Principals Association
• Principals Australia Institute
• Asia Education Foundation
• The Mitchell Institute
• National & State Libraries Australasia
• Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
• Foundation for Young Australians
• Australian Council of State School Organisations

Posted in Curriculum, Leaders, Professional Learning

Gallipoli: the first day app available for students

Produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the ABC this app for iPads and  tablets presents the the events of Gallipoli as and where they gallipolihappened in a 3D map space.

From the first sightings of British Naval ships by Ottoman platoons and the unfolding chaos of the pre-dawn landings, to the ANZAC struggle to make gains in the unforgiving terrain.

An entirely new way to look at the Gallipoli Campaign .  Download the app for free at the Apple, Google Play, Amazon or Windows Stores.

The age limit for the app is 12+ (For Apple and Microsoft) Medium Maturity (For Google) Guidance Suggested (For Amazon)  but there is no restriction on visiting the the AFI award-winning documentary, originally published online in 2009.

http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gallipoli/gallipoli2.htm

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities

Handbook of Digital Story Telling

Following Nik Peachey  on Scoopit I came across this handbook created by David Mcgillivray.

The handbook was initially designed for a Commonwealth Games Project but is relevant to educators using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media).. It has a great section on blogging.

http://www.davidmcgillivray.net/

 

Posted in Digital Literacy, Uncategorized

English teachers – Storytelling models to explore with students

Thinking about contemporary learning skills, the ability for our students to be able to create and present their ideas in a way that engages an audience has to be a pretty important skill to support their future. Some people seem to have a natural gift for it.

But how can we teach it? What skills do we need to build? what supports can we put in place to give every student the opportunity to be heard?

I came across a blog post by  in which she presented 8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations.

I looked it through the eyes of a classroom teacher looking to support students with their presentation skills. I saw the models presented as something new for me but i could see them really giving some structure and guidance. Each model is presented with an example of a Ted Talk which demonstrates the model.

The talks are great and may well see the return of the Yo-yo Go to site 

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