Invitation today at 11 for students -The art of making

‘Making’ with Schuyler St Leger
Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM AEST – 1:00:00 PM AEST    Schuyler St Leger

A 14-year-old with a passion for taking things apart and rebuilding them
will present his own seminar during Education Week.
Schuyler St Leger from Arizona, USA has become an international advocate
for the art of making thanks to his innate curiosity in everything
technology, from electronics to software and robotics.
‘My love for making started when I learned to knit,’ Schuyler said.
‘It just took off from there. I loved the idea of being able to build
something from nothing.’
It didn’t take long before Schuyler had completely immersed himself in a
world of technology and creating. At the age of just 11 years old, Schuyler
was delivering presentations on how 3D-printing worked and even
presenting its potential to students of all ages across the United States. As Education Week kicks off this week in Australia, Schuyler has partnered with tech giant Intel, and will deliver a virtual presentation to Victorian
students across the state called, ‘Making’ with Schuyler St Leger. Alongside similarly talented young Victorians makers, Schuyler’s presentation will look at he got his start in the field, what he likes to make and how other kids can get involved.
‘Don’t be afraid to take things apart, break them and learn how they work,’
Schuyler said. ‘That’s what fascinated me with making and technology, being able to see
how something works and to put it back together and even improve on it.’
Education Week will run until 21 May and is a great opportunity for staff and students to learn new skills and to investigate the immense world of educational opportunities available as part of the STEM curriculum.
Schuyler’s presentation will run this coming Thursday, 19 May at 11.00am using Adobe Connect. Interested staff and students are encouraged to register for the webinar, see: ‘Making’ with Schuyler St Leger
For more events running this week, see:
Education Week
• DigiPubs

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Education Week activities

Next week 15-21 May 2016,  is the official celebration of all of the great things that happen in Victorian schools ….Education Week.

This year’s technology theme will see hundreds of schools sharing their great work through open days, exhibitions, themed class activities and other special events. Here are some activities for students and /or teachers and school leaders.

For more information on these events and the opportunity to subscribe to ongoing Professional Learning activities See: The Digital Learning News

For more activities from our partner organisations see Calendar for Free Activities​.

Posted in Class Activities, Education week, Leaders, Professional Learning

Cybersafety webinars for students

All schools are invited to join our webinars around being safe and responsible users of digital technologies. We will be hosting the eSafety Commission team for the following sessions. Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students. Click and register here.

Outreach Virtual Classroom: ‘Being a Good Bystander’

The presentation will assist students to:
o consider the impact of their actions when posting photos and comments

o be ‘good’ bystanders if they witness cyberbullying

o discuss appropriate actions when being a good bystander

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

Session One: Monday 16 May 2016 10.00 am – 10.40 am (Room opens at 8 am for setup and testing)
Register here

Session Two: Monday 16 May 2016 2-2.40pm (Room opens at 1 pm for setup and testing)
Register here

Outreach Virtual Classroom ‘Making good choices online ’ 

The presentation will assist students to:
o think before spreading content that may upset others
o consider the best choice of action
o use the TEC – Think, Evaluate, Choose tool to achieve the best outcome for everyone
o to discuss choices with a trusted adult

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature interactive questions and discussions.
Outreach Virtual Classroom ‘Being a good bystander’

Session 1: Thursday 16 June 2016   11-11.40 am (Room opens at 8am for setup and testing) Register here for ‘Good Choices’ session one

Session 2: Thursday 16 June 2016  (Room opens at 1pm for setup and testing)

Register here for ‘Good Choices’ session two

Posted in Class Activities, Cybersafety

STEAMpunk conference DATTA

The Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA) VicDATTA
invites teachers to their STEAMpunk Conference 13 & 14 May

STEAMpunk is for primary & secondary teachers.

It will explore best practice in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics, and take an in-depth look at the new F-10 Design and Technologies curriculum.

For more information REGISTER NOW at

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, Pedagogy, Professional Learning, STEM

ANZAC Day ideas from Splash

Every ANZAC Day my old principal used to read the students Simpson and his donkey over the loud speaker. I remember the senior kids knowing it off by heart. Its a lovely story but for those who want to mix it up Annabel Astbury from ABC Splash has presented some great resources for you to check out.

1918mccraesbABC Splash ANZAC Topic Page

We’ve curated a selection of clips from the Splash Library and from across the ABC all mapped to the Australian Curriculum, including these clips on The Last Post and The meaning of ANZAC Day.

Gallipoli – The First Day: Interactive documentary site

Get your students to immerse themselves in the first day landings at Gallipoli in 1914. An extensive resource that explores Australian and Turkish perspectives on the ‘day that shaped a nation’.

Australian War Memorial Education Resources

A great collection of practical activities and primary resources for use in the classroom as well as this collection of resources exploring multiculturalism in the AIF.

M is for Mates: Animals in Wartime

Poppies is pegged on the wall bearing the World War I dead soldiers' names, at the Australian War Memorial in the northern French city of Villers-Bretonneux, on April 25, 2012 as part of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day ceremony. Anzac Day commemorations are held each year on April 25 to mark the anniversary of the ill-fated landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in World War I. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

Did you know animals could be awarded a medal for bravery in war? Ideal for younger students learning about different aspects of war, this publication by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs takes a different, often uplifting, take on life on the frontline.

Andrew Denton’s Brothers In Arms

This clip invites older students to contemplate the many different ways the past is remembered and commemorated. An excellent introduction to the way documentary can contribute to the historical record.

Posted in Class Activities, Curriculum, History

Heywire ABC writing competition

If you’re aged 16-22, and live outside the big cities, enter your story in the Heywire competition and be part of Haysomething big. Entries close 16 September 2016. Stories can take a variety of forms.

Here is the link to previous winning stories. Take the time to read and be inspired. There are also some tips for a great entry everyone should check out.


Posted in Challenge, Class Activities

‘Technology, Design and the Moving Image’ Education Week 2016

To celebrate Education Week, Australian Centre of the Moving Image ACMI and Australian Teachers of Media ATOM invite you to find out more about the design and production of games, animations and live-action films.

There are two programs suitable for secondary students:

Each program will begin with a talk mapping digital and design technology solutions for making moving image productions. You will then see these ideas take shape in a screening of outstanding student-made productions from Screen It and the ATOM Awards.ATOM

These programs are free but bookings are essential.

Click here to register for the EAL Program.

Click here to register for the Secondary Program


Posted in animation, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Digital Stories, Student activities

Let’s Draw

Meet Graeme, illustrator Ben Wood and children’s author Deborah Abela, with a live studio and online audience.

This 30 minute inspiration presents working writer/ illustrators discussing their work. ABC splash presented this live event in 2014.  When asked why he  became an author?  Graeme Base’s response “Nobody said I couldn’t”.

Posted in Class Activities

Google science fair

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to individuals or teams from 13 to 18 years old.
#howcanwe make the world better with science?

Entries close 8th May 2016


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Global2 upgrade this weekend

Global2 will be undergoing a “grease and oil change” this weekendshutterstock_305539004.

We have chosen the timing of this upgrade to coincide with Victorian school holidays in order to minimise disruption for our users.  

The upgrade will begin Friday April 1 at 10 pm and be completed by Sunday April 3 10 pm 

During this time Global2 blogs will be view only, meaning that you will be able to view blogs but not login or change any of the content on a blog. 

We thank you for your understanding and wish you a great weekend.

Regards from the Global2 team 


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