December 15, 2016
by rcrellin

Hilltop Hoods’ Interactive Music Video

The Hilltop Hoods have teamed up with Google to make a powerful interactive video for their song Through the Dark, written about a father supporting his son through Leukemia.

The video is made entirely of code and allows users to tilt and rotate their phones to navigate through the “dark” (fear) and “light” (hope) worlds. Users can also interact with the video on a desk top through a trackpad or mouse.

“Using 3D cameras mapped to the phone’s accelerometer, the film uses mobile technology combined with 3D modelling and animation to capture the sense of a world turned upside down”


December 2, 2016
by Jillian Brown

Visit a ‘New Pedagogies for Deep Learning’ School in December

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global partnership aiming to implement deep learning goals across whole education systems that are enabled by new pedagogies and accelerated by technology. Through the partnership, students from countries across the globe are engaged in deeper level learning and developing the skills to be lifelong learners, creative, connected and collaborative problem solvers who can successfully participate and innovate in our increasingly interconnected world.


What schools are doing? 

 New learning goals require changes in how relationships between students, teachers and families are structured and in how learning is measured. The shift towards active learning partnerships requires students to take greater charge of their own and each other’s learning, in and outside of the classroom. It also requires teachers to build capacity for designing and measuring learning that maps curriculum goals to the development of deep learning competencies.

Schools use the Deep Learning Competencies Framework to understand where deep learning occurs and anchor the design of deep learning tasks. All partnering schools share consistent assessment approaches and collaborate in identifying and further innovating and scaling the most promising practices and tools that enable deep learning.

Visit a ‘New Pedagogies for Deep Learning’ (NPDL) school

In December, you are invited to visit NPDL schools to hear about their journeys.

Wed 7th Dec, 9:30am: Brunswick SC – Using NPDL as a vehicle for change. Register here.

Thurs 8th Dec, 9:30am: Grovedale West PS – Grade 3 & 4 Learning Expo. Register here.

Wed 14th Dec, 9:30am: Derrimut PS – strategies for creating deep learning and assessing the 6 C’s. Register here.

Thurs 15th Dec, 9:00am: Ringwood North PS – deep learning and challenge based learning. Register here.

December 2, 2016
by Jillian Brown

Hour of Code

hour-of-code3The Hour of Code is coming. 

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

126,024 Hour of Code events around the world, 1,097 in Australia     


Sign up your classroom today and get ready to do an Hour of Code with your class! Follow our easy how-to guide. You can even do an Hour of Code without Internet or computers!



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