Student Tech Leaders

As we move into 2020, it’s time to have a fresh approach for your school and tech. Why not select a couple of Year 5 students to be Technology Leaders to help you encourage the positive use of technology for, and in, learning. The benefits of having Technology Leaders Encourage a love of tech amongst…

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G Suite Updates

Now it’s even easier to improve your school’s efficiency through email notifications for Forms. Using Google Forms in your organisation is probably a staple tool for collecting info from students, staff and/or parents. Now it’s even easier for you to set up email notifications. Install the Form Notifications Add On for your whole domain as…

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G SUITE UPDATES

Well hasn’t this tool risen to prominence in a big way! There have been a number of updates that have rolled out over the past month, including: integration with Classroom ability to keep students from re-entering a Meet without a teacher awesome Chrome extensions to add much needed features (Nod Reactions & Grid View) The…

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Student Photography Contest

THEME: “My school from a different perspective” Conditions of entry: photo must be taken using an iPad (or tablet) can be colour or black & white no student faces allowed there are 3 categories: JUNIOR (F-2), MIDDLE (3-4), SENIOR (5-6) there will be a winner in each category ($50 JB HIFI voucher) guest writer, Haley…

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2020 PD Calendar Dates

National Future Schools Festival When: March 18-19 Where: Melbourne, VIC, Australia What: “2020 brings a refreshed, interactive and immersive experience where everybody participates on the expo floor with high quality PD at the best value.” Cost: $350 AUD for early birds ending Feb 7 (then jumps to $500) https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/national-future-schools/index.stm ACCE (Australian Council for Computers in…

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Cyber Safety

Keeping students safe online is undoubtedly a shared responsibility between schools and families. Therefore we strongly encourage you to keep your parents informed at every possible opportunity. This issue we have an A4 info page you can add to your school newsletter to ensure you are supporting the important partnership. This edition the focus is…

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Bee-Bots: A Junior Classroom Essential

Written by Guest Writer Cassie Paganis I recently had the pleasure of using Bee-Bots in my P-2 classes. These exciting programmable robots have now become a ‘must-have’ in my classroom. They are a great tool to teach junior students the fundamentals of coding and are an excellent way to engage students in daily tasks across…

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To Touch Type Or Not?

Here at ICT EDU Magazine, we are made up of one fluent touch typer (Tser Lin) and one advanced hunt and peck sort of typist (Marty). If you are considering if you should be encouraging and supporting your students to touch type from an early age…our answer is YES. Student Perspective by Jacob (Grade 6)…

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