Interactive learning modules for primary and secondary students

Within this module students are encouraged to discuss and learn about issues relating to cyberbullying, including bystander behaviour, lying and pretending, self-respect and respect for others and acceptance and difference.

For more information, see: Activity Guide for Teachers of Primary School Students: Bullying (pdf – 930.8kb)

Within this module students are encouraged to discuss and clarify their own values and ethical positions in relation to issues relating to cyberbullying, including bystander behaviour, lying and pretending, self-respect and respect for others and acceptance and difference.

For more information, see: Activity Guide for Teachers of Secondary School Students: Bullying (pdf – 913.07kb)

Bullying and cyberbullying module for teachers

Bullying and Cyberbullying Module for teachers. Start the module.

Just a reminder for  teachers that this interactive resource is available for staff to investigate bullying and cyberbullying and support their response.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/bullystopmodules.aspx

 

Blackboard Collaborate and MacBooks

Our Virtual Conference Coaches have had a few calls from technicians who are having trouble getting Blackboard Collaborate to work whilst in VicSmart Network on Teacher MacBooks.
If you experience this problem the document below, thanks to Gary Schultz, should help.

ABC Splash – 90 second news challenge for students

ABC Splash are running their 90 second news challenge for students. For full details
Students are asked to:
splash newsDecide on your story using the theme: ‘What do we need to know about your community in 90 seconds’
Use your mobile phone or digital camera. Plan what you are going to say in your ‘piece to camera’ and remember, be natural!
Think about including an interview and make sure you have written permission for the interviewee to appear in your report.

Decide and plan what shots you need to cover the story. Plan the shoot day itself to make sure you can get everything you need. Remember to be safe at all times.
After you’ve filmed, edited and are happy with the result – just click ‘enter now’ and upload your video.

Entries open: 8 May Entries close: 10 June
Our team of ABC journalists will pick the best reports to feature in July on ABC online platforms.

Two resources to help you are http://generator.acmi.net.au/ and http://15secondplace.acmi.net.au/

 

Timeline tool for your blog

Dipity is a simple to use timeline tool for both you and your students to use to organise the sequence of events or dates of any topic you are working with.  http://www.dipity.com/

You get 3 for free and of course you could upgrade. Some ideas include a history timeline or the sequence of events in a novel eg http://www.dipity.com/dicksonk/British-Invasions-Timeline/ 

The tool allow you to choose who can see it and who can contribute, making it a great collaboration tool to get a shared understanding of any topic. Once created they can be embedded into your blog.

Museum Victoria Learning Lab

Explore the teacher resources offered by Museum Victoria’s Learning Lab. It includes Science and History for early learners and History and History Skills for senior students. All resources are based on the Australian Curriculum.

Museum Learning Lab

Aiming High: A strategy for gifted and talented children and young people

A new strategy has been launched to support Victoria’s gifted and talented children and young people to reach their potential.Aiming High

Aiming High: A strategy for gifted and talented children and young people, 2014–19 outlines 18 actions to assist children and young people with outstanding potential or ability in one or more areas.

The 18 actions address four key areas:
  • engaging families and the community
  • extending and supporting the gifted and talented
  • resources and capacity-building for early childhood professionals, teachers and leaders
  • building the evidence base and evaluating programs.

Find out more

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

Winners for the 2014 Victorian Education Excellence Awards have been announced

The Victorian Education Excellence Awards showcase the outstanding contributions made by teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff in Victorian government schools.

Find out more

Educating Modern Learners

Join Will Richardson in a conversation about the challenges and opportunities presented as we raise modern learners.

This presentation will look at the scope and scale of these shifts, clarify the roadblocks schools face, and offer specific starting points for parents to engage in a truly “different” conversation of how best to prepare their children for a change-filled, more uncertain world in the future.

Wednesday 4 June, 5:30pm at Bastow

Educating Modern Learners-WRichardson