April 21, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Apple Technical Webcast Series 

The new Technical Webcast Series provides regular updates on relevant and topical Apple technical and deployment guidance that you can watch in the comfort of your own workplace or home.

The topic for April and May is What’s New for Education: Enabling the Classroom

This autumn brings exciting updates for education. The entire platform has been updated with macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, 

During this webcast you will walk through exciting new features for education including the new features available in Classroom 2.0, zero-touch Apple TV deployment, and new management features available with mobile device management (MDM). 

You can register for an upcoming webcast here – http://myevents.apple.com/edu/au/

Once you have registered, you will be provided with details for connecting to the webcast. Please note, all webcasts take place in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time.

The Technical Webcast Series is your regular touch point for Apple deployment updates.

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April 20, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ – EOI closes Friday 28th April

Adobe and Department of Education, Learning and Teaching Branch are pleased to announce the EOI date for Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ has been extended until Friday 28th April.

Groups of students are invited to create a video story (maximum of two minutes), animation (maximum of one minute) a website/web page or poster about a topic or issue that is important to the group of students (minimum of two per group) using at least one Adobe product.

The Showcase

Schools can enter a maximum of five entries for the official end of year Showcase, however they can have as many groups create a project as they like. Each school will need to determine which groups will represent the school.

Selected entries will also be promoted on the DET FUSE site and by Adobe Education publications.

Click here to access the online expression of interest form.

The Expression of Interest form must be submitted by no later than close of business on Friday 28th April, 2017.

Stay informed about future Adobe in Education professional learning opportunities for teachers in Australasia via: http://bit.ly/adobeEDU-events

Join the Australasian Adobe Professional Learning Group on EdEx to say in touch with Adobe in Education https://edex.adobe.com/group/apac-pl/

Check past Adobe in Education active use activities via http://timkitchen.net/ and CreateEdu TV http://bit.ly/CreateEduTV

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April 19, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Term Two 2017 – ICT Planning Workshops

These full-day workshops walk school leaders and staff through the process of developing a long-term school ICT Plan that:sipsTOOL

  • address the learning and teaching goals of the school
  • develop a sustainable ICT plan that meets the needs of the school community
  • ensure a coherent team approach to ICT planning involving school leaders, ICT  co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators and technical support staff.

The ICT Planning tool can be accessed via https://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/SIPS (Department credentials required to login).

 

Corio: Friday, 28 April 2017
Venue: Northern Bay College- Trade Training Centre
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/april-28th-ict-planning-workshop-corio-tickets-33483670560

Berwick: Friday, 5 May 2017
Venue: Jean Russell Centre, Nossal High School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-5th-ict-planning-workshop-jean-russell-centre-nossal-high-school-berwick-tickets-33485152994

Horsham: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Venue: Horsham Secondary College Trade Training Centre
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-10th-ict-planning-workshop-horsham-college-trade-training-centre-tickets-33516346294 

Ballarat: Friday, 12 May 2017
Venue: Ballarat Regional Office
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-12th-ict-planning-workshop-ballarat-regional-office-tickets-33484040667

Moe: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Venue: SEV Regional Office, Moe
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-18th-ict-planning-workshop-moe-regional-office-tickets-33484984490

Flemington: Friday, 19 May 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-19th-ict-planning-workshop-flemington-tickets-33484333543

Croydon: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Venue: Melba College- Junior Campus Library
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-24th-ict-planning-workshop-croydon-2-tickets-33483578284

Frankston: Friday, 26 May 2017
Venue: Neville Rohan Centre, Mt Erin Secondary College
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-26th-ict-planning-workshop-neville-rohan-centre-mt-erin-secondary-college-frankston-tickets-33484620401

Swan Hill: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Venue: Swan Hill College FLO Campus
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-31st-ict-planning-workshop-swan-hill-tickets-33516478690

Croydon: Friday, 16 June 2017
Venue: Melba College-Junior Campus Library
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-16th-ict-planning-workshop-croydon-3-tickets-33483613389

Bendigo: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Venue: Bendigo Regional Office
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-21st-2017-ict-planning-workshop-bendigo-regional-office-tickets-33484573260

Flemington: Friday, 23 June 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-23rd-ict-planning-workshop-flemington-tickets-33484623410

Shepparton: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Venue: McGuire College
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-28th-ict-planning-workshop-shepparton-tickets-33483506068

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April 18, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Digital Technologies curriculum overview (free webinar)

20 Apr 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Online- via Adobe Connect

In this session the Digital Technologies specialist teachers from VCAA will explore the F-10 Digital Technologies curriculum.

The first half of the session (from 4.30-5.00pm) will feature an overview of the Digital Technologies curriculum in the primary years, with a focus on the three strands and ways of thinking. We will also explore how to link Data and Information to the Mathematics curriculum.

From 5.00pm onwards we will explore the 7-10 Digital Technologies with an overview and examples of activities related to content descriptors.

Presenters:  VCAA Digital Technologies Specialist teachers Sean Irving (Primary) & Daryl Croke (Secondary)

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April 13, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Robogals – Girls in ICT Day Breakfast

Thursday 27th April, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Engineers Australia Innovation Hub, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, VIC

Food and Beverages will be provided

Robogals Melbourne would like to cordially invite you and your female students to our Girls in ICT Breakfast on the 27th of April.

The event will be held for the benefit of female secondary aged students to learn more about future careers and pathways in STEM and ICT. It will feature a panel of speakers from established figures in STEM industries, and workshop for the students to have the opportunity to talk directly to female role-models in relevant areas.

If you’re interested in attending/sending students, please forward the names of up to 4 girls in Year 11-12 and a supervising teacher (if necessary) along with their dietary requirements to melbourne.partnerships@robogals.org. Places are limited so please RSVP ASAP.

This event will be free of charge and provides an opportunity to promote careers in STEM fields for your students.

If you represent a school in a rural area or require assistance in transportation for your students, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email melbourne.partnerships@robogals.org, as it is possible that Robogals will be able to cover the transportation costs for attendees.

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March 31, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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eSafety Commission’s Teacher Essentials PD Program

The eSafety Commission’s Teacher Essentials PD Program delivers professional development through 3 x 50 minute webinars.
The three topics currently presented are:

  • Building Digital Intelligence
  • Teachers, technology and the law
  • Navigating the eSafety website

New sessions will be added regularly throughout the year.

The course would comply with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Practice Standard 4.5

Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching. Victorian teachers can use this PD for the Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation. 

All teachers, and related staff, who complete the program will receive an infographic containing key learnings and a certificate. Choose a time that suits you and  Register here 

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March 30, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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A guide to programming languages for coding in class

This article first appeared in www.teachermagazine.com.au on 16 February, 2017.

The Victorian Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.

As a teacher, how do you choose which programming language is right for you and your students? This article discusses which programming languages are suitable for each band of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and for extra-curricular computing activities….

To access the full article, visit https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/article/a-guide-to-programming-languages-for-coding-in-class?utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_medium=bulletin&utm_content=February%2021%202017

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March 28, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Understanding Digital Technologies teaching in Australia

Adelaide Uni is conducting a survey of secondary school Digital Technologies teachers across Australia to identify areas where and how improvements could be made, for instance in resourcing, curriculum, industry involvement, or diversity in the classroom.

The survey is completely anonymous and follows The University of Adelaide human research ethics guidelines and policies. Completing this survey will only take between 10 and 17 minutes. Please follow the link: http://tinyurl.com/au-diversity

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March 27, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Global LYNCs (Linking Youth through Net Communications )

globallyncs2016Global LYNCS is a project that explores the potential of free technologies supporting communications between schools in Victoria & Daegu, South Korea.

 The Global LYNCS project is currently recruiting Victorian schools to partner with Korean schools.

For information, please see Global Lyncs flyer BELOW, or visit the Global Lyncs blog at http://globallyncs.global2.vic.edu.au/

For expressions of interest, please email: mclean.scarlett.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

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March 27, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ – EOI extended until Friday 28th April

Adobe and Department of Education, Learning and Teaching Branch are pleased to announce the EOI date for Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ has been extended until Friday 28th April.

Groups of students are invited to create a video story (maximum of two minutes), animation (maximum of one minute) a website/web page or poster about a topic or issue that is important to the group of students (minimum of two per group) using at least one Adobe product.

The Showcase

Schools can enter a maximum of five entries for the official end of year Showcase, however they can have as many groups create a project as they like. Each school will need to determine which groups will represent the school.

Selected entries will also be promoted on the DET FUSE site and by Adobe Education publications.

Click here to access the online expression of interest form.

The Expression of Interest form must be submitted by no later than close of business on Friday 28th April, 2017.

 

Stay informed about future Adobe in Education professional learning opportunities for teachers in Australasia via: http://bit.ly/adobeEDU-events

Join the Australasian Adobe Professional Learning Group on EdEx to say in touch with Adobe in Education https://edex.adobe.com/group/apac-pl/

Check past Adobe in Education active use activities via http://timkitchen.net/ and CreateEdu TV http://bit.ly/CreateEduTV

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