National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

The sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is being held on Friday, 18 March 2016. DET and the eSafety Commission are holding a webinar supporting respectful and safe communicating online tomorrow at 10:00am See Details 

Any schools experiencing difficulties registering please contact phillips.sandra.l@edumail.vic.gov.au to receive a link to the event.

This annual day is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools, and encourages all students to ‘take a stand together’ against bullying and violence in schools, the classroom and beyond.

Use the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence to share your school’s anti-bullying policies, strategies and programs with your school community.

Help deliver a powerful message that bullying and violence is never okay.

Complete your school’s online registration form and start planning for the day. Full details http://www.bullyingnoway.gov.au/national-day/

Posted in Cybersafety

Teachers sharing ideas

Many of our teachers do a great job sharing ideas and resources online. Media ArtsHere is Joel Aarons’ Confessions of a Media Arts Teachers Blog. It presents lesson ideas for primary teachers. Joel teaches at Bentleigh West: See his blog 

Marie Coppolaro has been sharing ideas for CRTs on her global2 blog Relief for Relief Teachers and has a new blog   Teaching Today and Sharing in her blog she thanks Anne Mirtschin. Anne has been a pioneer in this space. Anne and her colleague Bridget Gow present how a whole schools can be immersed in blogging at Hawkesdale

 

 

Posted in Blogs, Global2

Webinar with the eSafety Commission on the 18th March 2016 for The National Day of Action Against Bullying

We have organised another Webinar with the eSafety Commission on the 18th March 2016 for The  National Day of Action Against Bullying

THE SESSION WILL RUN FROM 10.00am – 10.40am The session is about Communicating Online

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.

There will be a strong message of the role of a bystander across the session to support the ideas of The  National Day of Action Against Bullying

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students

THE SESSION WILL RUN FROM 10.00am – 10.40am. The room will open at 8.00am to allow teachers to set up and test equipment. The message you get back will describe the session as starting at 8 am. Register your class here https://publish.connect.vic.edu.au/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/catalog.html

We are trying to balance the times of the sessions between afternoon and morning. We have had feedback from teachers in favour of both times. We will repeat this session once we get the email situation sorted (You will see it appears to have been sent from Gmail once you register (cunning plan!!)

Look forward to seeing you there.

A reminder if you want your students to participate in the back channelling activity – One device between 2 is ideal and get your students to pick a user name with their school initials and any number  eg Altona Green Primary School = AGPS 25  I will open the TodaysMeet, let you know the address and moderate it on the day.

 

Posted in Class Activities, Cybersafety, Digital Literacy, Digital Technologies, Web conferencing

Some classroom ideas for International Women’s Day

The 8th March is International Women’s Day . The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. un

This interactive time line from the United Nations (UN) celebrates some remarkable achievements by women. It also presents some of the current challenges.

Interactive presentations provide a powerful message – a sort of digital story.

Could your students create one with a tool like Prezi? un

Visual displays and charts can also show facts in clear easy to understand ways.

Using a free tool like Canva get your students to create a display for International Women’s Day.
https://www.canva.com

Here are some that were created on statistics from the UN last year.

 

 

 

Posted in Creativity, Curriculum, Digital Pedagogy, Digital Resources, Research, Student activities

Fun tool for writing, reading and language

Automatically generate a story, a plot for film or start you own novel using key words of your choice. Select from a variety of styles and either publish them online or destroyPlot them forever. Sounds like fun!Plot Generator is very simple to use

It is also a great way to experiment with different elements of grammar, clearly defining adjectives and nouns etc….

I also had a fiddle with some Chinese characters. It accepted them and incorporated them into the story, not as a proper translation but could still present new vocabulary in a fun way.

No signups but quite a few ads.

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing on scoopit

Posted in Class Activities, Curriculum, Digital Resources, languages, Literacy, LOTE, Reading

Cancelled Cyberbullying webinar today

It is with great regret that we have had to cancel today’s Cyberbulling webinar. We do have another planned for the 18th March. Details will be posted here on Global2. I apologise for the inconvenience.

Posted in Digital Learning, Student activities

Pixar in a box

Art, Maths, literacy? ….I am not sure which teachers and students will grab this first. Pixar in a box is a collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy.

It is a free online tool/course which not only presents students with an amazing set of tools but also the context with which they can use it and how it is used in Pixar animations.

Last week we congratulated Victorian students for their win at Tropfest. Next year …who knows??? It could be you…

See the full course 

Posted in animation, Arts, Challenge, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Resources, Digital Stories, Digital technology, How To, languages, Literacy, Mathematics, music, Online Projects, Online Resources, Science, STEM

Cyberbullying Webinar Tuesday 1 March

Following some positive feedback from Safer Internet Day, we are hosting 2 more webinars presented by the eSafety Commission this term. All teachers and Students are welcome.

Upper primary: Cyberbullying Tuesday 1st March  2 – 2:40pm  (room opens at 12:30 for setup) Register here

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.   

The presentation will assist students to:

  • identify ways to manage and prevent cyberbullying behaviour
  • seek support if they are experiencing cyberbullying
  • be ‘good’ bystanders if they witness cyberbullying
  • recognise bullying online
  • deal with cyberbullying behaviour.

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

Cyberbullying Webinar
Register here

2 – 2.40pm  (room opens at 12:30 for setup)

Tuesday 1 Mar

2016

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.
The presentation assists students to:
* identify ways to manage and prevent cyberbullying behaviour
* seek support if they are experiencing cyberbullying
* be ‘good’ bystanders if they witness cyberbullying
* recognise bullying online
* deal with cyberbullying behaviour.

 

A heads up about !!!
Upper primary: Communicating online 18th March 10 – 10:45 am

Registration link to follow. (I will share it to you once the room is available )

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students.

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.

 

Posted in Cybersafety, Cybersmart, Digital Technologies

Tropfest Junior films

 

Last post I congratulated Yanni from Northcote High School for winning the Tropfest Junior Film Festival. Here is the link to see his, and all the finalists’ films. The event is sponsored by the Australian Television Foundation. All students (and teachers) are encouraged to get planning for next year.

All finalists on iview

iview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yanni’s Film Chess People on YouTube

 

Posted in animation, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Digital Stories, Digital technology, Literacy, Online Projects, Uncategorized

Northcote High Student wins Tropfest Jr award

Congratulations to Yanni, a year 10 student at Northcote High for winning the Tropfest Junior film competition held in Sydney this weekend with his beautiful and thoughtful animation “Chess People”.

Yanni showed determination and dedication, having been a finalist in 2014 with two other students, both called Oliver when they were all in Year 8.

Tropfest is an internationally recognised short film competition held each year. There is a separate junior event sponsored by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.  All students are eligible to enter. For more information 

 

Posted in animation, Digital Learning, Online Projects

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