Digital Learning News

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The Learning and Teaching Branch provides advice and manages a comprehensive suite of digital systems, tools and resources to support schools design and deliver contemporary curriculum and enhance outcomes for students. The key focus of the Branch is to influence schools to leverage the potential of investments in digital technologies, and embed their use into school practice.

DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS

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FUSE  fuse.education.vic.gov.au is the Department’s content repository.

  • Discover: Find what you’re looking for in a way that suits you – search, filter, browse and discover resources for learning and teaching.
  • Engage: Immerse yourself in content with a range of great resource types – teachers you can create, group and personalise resources.
  • Share: Connect your learning and teaching with others – use the sharing features on all FUSE resources

Anyone can search but only Victorian government teachers can login to access ‘My Desk’ and additional digital resources


GLOBAL2 http://global2.vic.edu.au/

Global2 is the Department’s blogging community and is accessible to both Victorian government and Catholic schools. Global2 is a space for online collaboration and provides opportunities for teachers and students to post and comment on blogs, collaborate on wikis, set up discussion forums and embed videos and images. It’s a great place to create digital portfolios and supports students to develop the skills to manage their own social media.

 

 


DIGIPUBS http://www.digipubs.vic.edu.au/

DigiPubs are digital publications which provide practical advice and resources that can be accessed online on any device through any browser.

Published DigiPubs include:

  • Digital Technologies Curriculum
  • Making
  • Virtual Learning
  • Planning for 1-to-1 Learning
  • iPads for Learning
  • Microsoft in the Classroom
  • New Pedagogies for Deep Learning 6 C’s

EDUSTAR CATALOGUE  https://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/catalogue/Pages/Home.aspx

Victorian government school teachers and students have on-demand access to a range of licensed and free educational apps and software. The software catalogue categorises software by learning area, and provides access to tutorials and lesson plans to assist staff and students in maximising the value of each software title in the classroom. There are currently over 80 software applications available on the eduSTAR software image for Windows and over 40 applications on the eduSTAR software image for Mac.

 

ICT PLANNING TOOL https://apps.edustar.vic.edu.au/prism/Main/default.aspxSIPS

Schools can now create their eLearning Plan through the online ICT Planning Tool. This tool encompasses the infrastructure and technologies available in your school and aligns this to appropriate strategies to support improved learning and teaching in your school.

 

 


VIRTUAL LEARNING http://www.digipubs.vic.edu.au/pubs/virtuallearning/home

Virtual conferencing can be accessed via the internet and allows for participants in multiple locations to interact using audio, video, screen sharing, file sharing, application sharing, a shared interactive whiteboard, polling or instant messaging. Victorian schools have access to many virtual conferencing tools including:

Each region has a Virtual Learning Coach who can support and promote virtual learning in schools. For more information go to: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/Pages/vcc.aspx


ePOTENTIAL http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/

ePotential facilitates self-assessment of a teacher’s current capability to incorporate digital technologies into their teaching and learning. The updated ePotential: Digital Learning Survey questions and continuum have been informed by:

  • previous ePotential survey and continuum
  • AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Victorian Curriculum: Technologies
  • Victorian Curriculum: ICT General Capability
  • UNESCO ICT Competency Standards for Teachers.

Ask your staff to take the survey to collect your school’s 2017 ePotential data.


DIGITAL DECK  http://www.digipubs.vic.edu.au/pubs/digital-deck/digital-deck

The Digital Deck is a set of cards which provides a quick overview of the range of digital resources available to schools. Each of the resources has a description, advice for getting started and classroom ideas. Tech School teachers can use Digital Deck to familiarise themselves with tools available in EduSTAR Catalogue

 


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9 Comments

  1. Hi there Digital Learning Team,
    Can you please register me for the weekly Digital Learning News? Not sure where to sign up, but Anne passed on a copy to our staff.
    Thanks, Britt Gow

  2. Hello,
    I have the same request as Britt. Was wanting to get the Digital Learning News via email.
    Thanks, Lachlan

  3. Can I be added to the email subscription too please

  4. Good morning Digital Learning Team
    I enjoyed your post on Professional Learning in a connected world and I would just like to add the amazing opportunities that exist for Australian Educators to connect to other Australians through these fabulous hashtags #edutweetoz #histedchat #aussieEd #tmsydney #tmmelb ##ozTLnet #vicpln #AITSL #globalclassroomchat #teacherwellbeinchat #ozptchat ##ozcschat #ozengchat #ozscichat #ozprimchat There is a google doc complied by @7mrsjames bit.ly/1amXUxZ
    I think we need to promote and support national conversations for Australian teachers and these chats do just that.
    Would be great to develop more lists for Australian educators – what’s on and who to follow and promote via DLT
    Your thoughts
    Jan

    • Hi Jan,

      Yes I agree, important more than ever to connect with other educators around Australia. A couple to add to your list #npdl ( a global project that we are involved in exploring measuring thinking with the support of digital tools) and #digitechcurr (information around the new Digital Technologies Curriculum. My handle is @pennyrowe30 and try to tweet out information regularly.

      kind regards,

      Penny

  5. Hi Penny, I have subscribed already and enjoy getting the newsletter and in fact they have led me to some excellent links/ projects etc. I was wondering if you know anyone who is able to run PL on the SAMR model-our staff are very interested in this but we do not have an expert.

  6. VCE Algorithmics (HESS), A new subject in the VCE curriculum offered by Distance Education Centre Victoria.
    VCE Algorithmics (HESS) is a subject that provides a conceptual framework for structured problem solving in STEM. Developed by VCAA, Monash and Melbourne Universities it provides accelerated pathways to tertiary study of Computer Science. More info at:
    http://www.distance.vic.edu.au/subject-tasters/algorithmics-unit-3-4-4/

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