September 18, 2013
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Student modules – Bully Stoppers

Interactive resources for primary and secondary students

Four computer-based interactive learning modules have been designed for upper primary and lower secondary school students.
  • Bullying for Primary School Students
  • Social Media for Primary School Students
  • Bullying for Secondary School Students
  • Social Media for Secondary School Students

A comprehensive activity guide is available to support teachers to use the modules in their use in classrooms, including learning objectives, AusVELS standards and assessment activities.

These modules were developed by the Department in partnership with Kingswood College, Action Drama Studio, Cybersafe Kids and Techsavvy.

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August 27, 2013
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Twitter for teachers

Twitter is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with people, share your thoughts or links and build communities of like-minded users. Use these resources to find out more…

See the Bright Ideas blog for short explanations and videos:

Other useful resources include:

Popular Hashtags

This video from Bright Ideas shows how the popular hashtags  #vicpln #edchat and #tlchat  can help you to build up your professional learning network. Also look out for #edvc to keep up with what is happening in virtual conferencing.

 

Bright Ideas is a blog developed by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV).

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August 13, 2013
by rcrellin
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Bully Stoppers – New Resources

Bully Stoppers  aims to strengthen prevention and empower everyone to make a stand and become a bully stopper, reducing incidences of bullying in all Victorian schools.  There are heaps of useful resources for social media, cybersafety and cyberbulling on their site – here are a few:

Bully Stoppers app

The Bully Stoppers iphone app is free. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad.

Growing up Digital – parent presentation for schools

This informative and engaging 25 slide PowerPoint presentation has been designed by Robyn Treyvaud, Educational Consultant and Founder of Cyber Safe Kids.

It aims to help parents understand the kind of digital technologies young people enjoy, the challenges and risks these might bring, and some resources to help parents manage the media diet in their family.

The presentation can be used as it is or schools may wish to tailor it to their school communities’ needs. It includes comprehensive speaker notes and guidance for getting your audience involved in discussion.

Download growing up digital PowerPoint

Interactive Learning Modules for Parents

Bullying and Cyberbullying – This module, developed in partnership with Andrew Fuller, (clinical psychologist and student wellbeing specialist), has been developed to help parents understand, recognise and manage bullying and cyberbullying behaviours.

Cybersafety and Social Media – This modules, developed in partnership with Susan McLean (cybersafety expert), has been developed to help parents address standards of behaviour in the context of cybersafety and social media.

 Interactive learning modules  for teachers

  • Social Media Guide – The module is based on guiding principles of behaviour that are applicable under existing Department policies and guidelines. It will assist teachers to better exercise their professional judgment.
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying – This module, developed in partnership with Dr Ken Rigby (adjunct research professor, educational consultant and leading authority on bullying), has been developed as a practical guide to support teachers to respond and manage bullying behaviours within schools. 

Resource sheets:

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