New Digital Technologies Hub

Digital Technologies is a new subject and includes some material that may be unfamiliar to teachers. To support the implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum, Education Services Australia and Australian Government Department of Education and Training have launched the NEW Digital Technologies Hub. Here you will find curriculum resources, links to professional learning, challenges and competitions, step-by-step learning sequences, fun activities for students, advice for parents, resources linked to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, stories of change, activities for families, and a calendar of events.

 

 

Dash Robots are here!

The school has recently purchased a number of Dash robots for use within the classroom.  Initially, we will trial them in Grades 2 and 3.  We are looking to expand the program in the coming terms as we progress to and through the Digital Technologies curriculum.  Check out the video below to see what Dash can do.  We will be sharing this wonderful learning tool with you in our August ICT PD.

Digital Technology Resources

As we are moving closer to 2017, we all need to be making inroads into the Digital Technologies curriculum.  Where to start can be confusing.  Fortunately for us, some lovely people have put together a great resource filled with levelled examples of how to integrate Digital Technologies into the classroom.  Click on this link and look at the right-hand side for the resources.  Check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.

Technology Addiction

In the US, a teen’s day includes up to nine hours of texting, gaming, watching videos, and posting on multiple social networks — even while doing homework. Even though that’s US data, we have observed similiar usage in Australia.  It’s enough to make you wonder: Are my students addicted to technology?

Find out more and what you can do about it here.

FUSE resources for Victorian Teachers

This is a great (not so little) website that is choc-full of amazing resources for your classroom.  These resources come from all around the world are sourced by Victorian teachers for Victorian teachers.  Just spend 5 minutes on FUSE, and you’ll quickly see why this is such a great tool.

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Seesaw for Newbies

Now that Seesaw is getting traction around the school, some of you are looking for some great resources on how to get started.  Stacey put together a bunch of great resources to do just that.  Thanks Stacey!  Check out this link here.

Parents and Seesaw

Now, some of your students a building up great repositories of their learning.  That’s great.  So the next logical step is taking the learning beyond the classroom and getting parents more involved with their child’s learning.  So how do we do that in Seesaw?  “Invite Parents to Subscribe” is a great resource with a checklist on how to engage the parents through Seesaw.