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.

Welcome to a new look & feel Global2

Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer holiday. For anyone overseas Global2 is the Department of Educations and Early Childhood Developments in Victoria, Australia’s blogging community. And yes Christmas is generally hot. Global2 began life in 2005 (As...

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Blog export for the end of year

An important, and often overlooked part of using any online space is retiring or relocating it when it is time - sort of like sending your blog to the blogging "farm!" Chances are that your students' individual blogs can follow them right through their time at your...

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Virtual, blended and flipped classrooms

The 2013 Trends in Online Learning – Virtual, Blended and Flipped Classrooms (USA) report outlines the effectiveness and impact of technology in a variety of learning modes and provides an insight into future applications of technology enabling student learning and...

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Personalised learning chart

Thanks to Kathleen McClaskey's and Barbara Bray for sharing this through creative commons. You are able to comment directly at http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/03/new-personalization-vs-differentiation.html Personalized Learning Chart Version 3 from Barbara...

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Follow up to the risky behaviours report published yesterday

Accident rates on the Melbourne Metro were rising, largely due to an increase in risky behavior around trains. But a rail safety message was the last thing our audience wanted to hear and traditional public safety messages just don’t work on young people: tell them to...

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eLearning Excellence Awards

The sixth eLearning Excellence Awards of the eLearning Industry Association of Victoria was held on 14 November.  The K-12 sector had a great range of finalists worth checking out.   Winner: Royal Children’s Hospital Create, Explore, Learn App.  This app encourages...

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Apps for multiple intelligences

A valuable resource can be found at APPitic. The site presents lists of educationally relevant Apps which are presented for iPads but could be a reference for other tablet users. This particular link presents well organised apps for teaching and...

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The 5 most persuasive words in the English language

We discuss persuasive text with students and get them to write them. This blog post writen by Gregory Ciotti is a handy resource for teachers to invesitgate the words that persuade us to buy. Great resource for digital literacy, critical thinking and simply writing...

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The likelihood of completing a VET qualification

Australian vocational education and training statistics The Australian vocational education & training statistics have released the findings around the  likelihood of completing a VET qualification 2008–11 Highlights For qualifications commencing in 2011 The...

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Webcast Vikings! – Tomorrow Thursday 21 Nov, 2pm

Kayne Tremills from ABC3 presents this action-packed live event all about Vikings!  He's roped in Viking expert Dr Stephen Gapps, curator of ‘Vikings - Beyond the Legend' and a village full of Viking re-enactors. Find out what Vikings ate for dinner, why they went to...

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iPads in Physical Education

Research fromLiz Weir at the ACU looks at how iPads complements the teaching of Physical Education in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course and develops the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enables the pre-service teacher to...

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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions

'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential suggests notosh The Why   Every topic, every bit of learning has content that can be Googled, and we don't want teachers wasting precious enquiry time lecturing that content. We want...

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Questioning the standards of literacy and numeracy

David Tout and Juliette Mendelovits examine why we receive such differing reports on the literacy and numeracy skills of young Australians. Australia participates in several large-scale assessment programs that provide information about the knowledge and skills of the...

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