Theories of learning in the digital age

I found this online and wondered what teachers though of it’s idea around the idea of connectivism? The infographic appears on an international blog (Spanish ? Portugese?), was then connected via Pinterest and finally I saw it on Scoopit. Post any ideas or comments please. 


Posted in Creativity, Curriculum, Digital Pedagogy, Learning Styles, Pedagogy

ABC Splash’s STEM videos for students and teachers

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) video resources have been created and shared on ABC Splash’s site.

There is a collection for all students. I have modified a search  for secondary students  and primary students too. There are some really interesting and informative subject areas.


Posted in Curriculum, Digital Resources, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, STEM, STEM

Money makes the world go around – Money Smart Teaching

I found this great resource from the Australian Securities and investment commission (ASIC)

To follow up the video here are some great resources for students

Posted in Financial Literacy

Connected Educator Month events


Teachers have been active in this years Connected Educator Month. (CEM). Here is a sample of the online professional Learning available for teachers and principals from across the world. By using the link to CEM teachers, can use the calendar which is already converted to Australian time to create and host or join an event.


CEMMaker Ed, Global Dignity Day and BrainPOP are just a sample of today’s sessions.


Posted in CEM Events, Connected Educator Month, Digital Resources, Leaders, Professional Learning

Education in games summit full program released

The Education in games summit October 30 provides a professional Learning opportunity for teachers and access to day one of  PAX Australia.

To see the full program 



Register here 

Posted in Professional Learning

New tools in Global2 – Adding webfonts and shortcodes


Many thanks to Chelsea, a year 8 student from Hawkesdale P-12 College. Chelsea has created this video to help us all learn about two of the new tools in Global2 – Adding webfonts and shortcodes.

Thanks also go to to Dylan who wrote and performed the music.  The video might take a little while to begin but trust me it is worth it.

Posted in Class Activities, Global2, Online Resources

ABC Splash- Make a maths movie competition

ABC Splash are setting a maths mission for students: grab a smartphone or a video-recorder, explain a maths idea in 30-seconds, then enter it into their “Make a maths movie” competition. They will select three entries with the best explanations to be animated by ABC designers and published as a resource on the ABC Splash website!

Read the how to Make a Maths Movie guide for a list of maths topics to choose from, and to see an example entry.
Posted in Class Activities, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Digital Stories, Digital technology, Mathematics

Education in Games Summit 2015

As part of International Games Week in the last week of October, Victorian primary and secondary teachers will have the opportunity to listen to some of the leading players in the game development industry. With its growing popularity among young people and the world, the Education in Games Summit 2015 is an ideal opportunity for students to leap into this growing industry.

Presented by Creative Victoria, the Department of Education and Training and ACMI, the summit is a collection of workshops, speeches and panel discussions with industry experts.

Curriculum connections and information to the new Digital Technologies curriculum will support teachers to learning about implementing the curriculum in the classroom.

Attendees can customise their experience and find events that interest them over the all-day event.

The keynote speaker for the summit is Dr Steffen Walz, an Associate Professor at RMIT University and the founder-director of Games & Experimental Entertainment Laboratory, the GEElab. At the GEElab, an international team of researchers scrutinizes the potential (and pitfalls) of play, games and game design elements for non-entertainment purposes.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, October 29
    Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
    Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
    For: Primary & Secondary Teachers
    Cost: $90 (ex-GST) *Includes access to Day One of PAX Australia

If you’re interested in attending the summit, please register at: Education in Games Summit 2015 – Registrations

To see a full list of the workshops and sessions at the summit, please see: A Gameful World – Program

To promote the event at your school, please print and display: A Gameful World – Education in Games Summit 2015 – Flyer

Posted in Class Activities, Digital Technologies, Gaming for learning

‘Secret Security Business’ webinar for students -October 15th

The Department and eSafety Commission are running a repeat of the successful ‘Secret Security Business’ webinar for years 5-7.

Thursday October 15th 9:40 -10:25 am (Room opens at 8)

NB This is a repeat of the session, not a recording

To register please visit the following link:

To know more about the event, please visit our website:

Posted in Class Activities, Cybersafety, Digital technology, Student activities

The Tanderrum – traditional ceremony of the Kulin nation 8 October

A great Koorie event is happening in Melbourne on 8 October 2015. The Tanderrum is a traditional ceremony of the Kulin nation. It is a welcoming festival of song, dance, trading and cultural exchange. This is an essential and vital part of Kulin ritual. Students will find this really engaging. 

On the opening night of the Melbourne Festival, Friday 8 October, the five nations of the Eastern Kulin will come together to open the festival and welcome local and international artists to perform on country. Fusing music, performance and storytelling with cultural traditions that stretch back over 40,000 years TANDERRUM celebrates the proud and living culture of the land’s traditional owners. (source: ). Here are some more links:

As with all activities involving Koorie culture, don’t forget to check the Koorie Cross-Curricular Protocols for Victorian Government Schools to ensure that your activity is respectful to the Traditional Owners of the land. Have fun!

Posted in Class Activities

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