Victorian government teachers just need to login to FUSE with their Edumail numbers to access them. They are easily shared with students via link, resource ID or you can physically download them and share them across your network.
State Library Victoria – PLN Plus (You don’t have to be a librarian)
Get ready for a new experience in professional learning. PLN Plus is an online course based on the principles of collaborative and networked learning. Together and in independent project teams, we’ll look at practical and conceptual approaches to:
- creating communities online
- shifting school cultures
- changing practice in the digital world
- the future of learning.
We’ll look beyond all the shiny new tools to concepts and questions such as:
- What does it take to be an effective learner?
- What roles does technology play?
- How can we challenge ourselves and others to learn and collaborate?
This short course is designed for school library teams and educators who are active in Personal Learning Networks or have completed one of our VicPLN courses previously.
It will involve four units with tasks completed online in groups and individually, with an onsite professional development follow-up event (streamed online and recorded for those who can’t attend in person). You can participate as an individual or as part of a school team.
PLN Plus course dates
The next PLN Plus course starts on 10 March 2014.
PLN Plus course costs
$85 per person, or $75 per person for a team of 6 or more or SLAV members (includes GST).
To enrol in this course, you can book online or download and return the booking form at the bottom of this page.
Bookings close on 3 March 2014.
For more information phone 03 8664 7099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Safer internet day we used the Virtual Conference Centre (VCC) to connect students and teachers from across the state. More than 70% of participants were there for the first time ever!!! Great work teachers of Victoria.
I do want to just let you know that as Victorian teachers you are able to use the Virtual Conference Centre (VCC) for free (we have paid for the service) at any time.
You will need to register but it is a great tool to use with your students to talk to anyone any time (And record the session for posterity and or assessment)
Better still we have the Fab Four! – No not Ringo etc but 4 Fab coaches to lead you through the technology.
Virtual Conference Centre coaches 2014
Virtual Conference Centre (VCC) coaches are available to assist teachers and students to prepare for a virtual conference. They can assist with setting up hardware and software, and can share ideas for connecting with others. VCC coaches are Victorian teachers who are released from their classroom duties to facilitate online coaching with those who are new to web conferencing. Coaching occurs online via discussion forums, email and web conferences, by phone or by site visits.
Anne Mirtschin (available Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings) – email@example.com Twitter @murcha
Sally Walsh (available Wednesdays) – firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @salwal55
Ben Gallagher (available Wednesdays) – Gallagher.Ben.J@edumail.vic.gov.au Twitter @Ben_Mr_G
Ian Narracott (available Fridays) – email@example.com Twitter @macnarra
Schools across Victoria came together for the annual web conference for Safer Internet Day 11th February (put it in your calendar for next year).
More than 18,000 Victorian students came together online to share ideas and commitment to Building a Better Internet Together.
Hosted by the digital learning team, Greg Gebhart from ACMA presented the interactive presentation.
The fact that this global event occurs at the start of our school year is a great opportunity for our schools to establish our schools’ policies, programs and protocols for the year ahead.
A school online checklist has been prepared for schools to prepare safe, responsible and smart digital learning policies and programs.
Safer Internet Day’s theme for 2014 is Building a Better Internet Together. It is celebrated on Tuesday 11th February. In 2013, over 100 countries, 16,000 schools and 10 million people participated in the day. Whilst Victorian schools work to make everyday a safer internet day, Australia is fortunate that this annual event coincides with our “Back to School” programs. This page presents primary & secondary teaching and learning activities.
It is a great opportunity to get your schools’ policies, programs and protocols ready for the year ahead. A school checklist for schools to prepare safe, responsible and smart digital learning policies and programs is linked
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) in partnership with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is offering a free online presentation, for students in years 4, 5 and 6.
The presentation will take place in the Department’s Virtual Conference Centre (VCC) on Tuesday 11 February 2014 from 9.30am – 10.30am.
Registrations have closed. Instructions for the day are located http://saferinternet2014.global2.vic.edu.au/tech-support-for-the-day/
Considering the TPACK Model, there has been discussion around what sorts of technical knowledge teachers should have to facilitate contemporary learning.
No one has ever suggested that teachers should undertake IT degrees or learn to cut code, as they are educators not IT specialists.
This info graphic developed by Med Kharbach, based on Doug Johnson’s post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers captures some key competencies really well. Well worth discussing with staff at your school.
I do just want to add that true to the TPACK Model, the application of these competencies has to be connected to teachers content or curriculum knowledge (Not just blogging about blogging) and must be considered and delivered with an understanding of how that teacher knows their students learn best (pedagogy).
Terry Heick Director of Curriculum, TeachThought has put together 100 Science Lectures For The Flipped Classroom
Each one of those 100 leads to a treasure including number 21
More than just a lecture, MacArthur Fellow and Stanford neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky offers an entire free course consisting of 26 video talks about the physical science behind why humans act the way they do.
Thanks to Eric Redmond @coderoshi for tweeting this. I would love to see how students answered thin in 1817, 1970 and now. Maybe an activity for students….