ideasLAB (au) http://ideaslab.edu.au/ ideasLAB aims to challenge the way we think about learning and teaching, and find new ways to take technology into the classroom.
We stand for what’s possible when emerging technology, teaching and learning come together to re-imagine what school could be like in a technology-rich environment.
We support teachers and school leaders in bringing new paradigms of virtual pedagogy to the 21st century classroom.
We undertake bold and ambitious projects in the new frontiers of online assessment; object centered sociality, content analysis, games based learning and how learners learn online.
Teachmeets #TMAus (au) http://www.teachmeet.net/ Teachmeets #TMAus Australia
Teachmeet[Aus} the official site for Teachmeets in Australia #TMAus
TeachMeets are meeting/un-conferences where teachers share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into teaching with technology.
All participants are encouraged to be ready to volunteer an idea, a tool or a website that they have delivered in their classroom.
Individual hashtags for different cities ... e.g. Sydney #tmsydney tmsydney.wikispaces.com
check out teachmeet.net for others.
The EdtechCrew Podcast Series (Australia) (au) http://edtechcrew.net/ The EdtechCrew Podcast Series (Australia)
We discuss all things digital in education – technologies, issues, great websites, web 2.0 and much, much more.
Hosted by Darrel Branson (The ICT Guy) and Tony Richards from itmadesimple.com
Australian Teacher (au) http://australianteacher.org/ Australian Teacher ... a non commercial website for classroom teachers ... more than 1000 lessons here.
Scootle (au) http://www.scootle.edu.au Digital Curriculum Resources ... based in Australia
Scootle provides access to a wide range of digital curriculum resources from The Le@rning Federation.
You can find interactive learning objects, images, audio files and movie clips via browse, search and filter technology. Scootle allows you to create personal favourite lists of resources for quick access.
Scootle is a shortened form of Schools Online Teaching and Learning Environment.
Anyone can use Scootle's search and browse tools. Access to other features of the site is restricted to teachers and students in Australian schools and other bodies licensed by The Le@rning Federation. Login access is provided to teachers through their jurisdictions. Below is a list of education jurisdictions and contacts for getting access to The Le@rning Federation content via Scootle.
Study Search (au) http://www.studysearch.com.au studysearch.com.au is a customised Google search engine developed for Australian Primary and Secondary school students.
studysearch.com.au uses the power of Google's search engine combined with a growing database of educational websites.
When a search is done Google checks our database and gives those sites priority in the search results. The student is still doing a full Google search but the results are tuned to display sites that are more relevant.
The sites in our database are contributed by Australian teachers, librarians and site volunteers. These sites are selected based on their content and ease of navigation.
Trove : Australia Search Engine .. National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/ Trove : Australia Search Engine
Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide.
If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.
For Trove brochures, logos or a Trove search box, check out our marketing materials.
ICT Innovation Fund (au) http://bit.ly/d5ZOJR ICT Innovation Fund
Organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to undertake projects which support change in three key areas: improving the capability of pre-service teachers, enhancing the capacity of in-service teachers, and driving innovation through leadership.
School Parents ezine (au) http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/news/ezine/ School Parents ezine
This free online guide published by the NSW Department of Education draws on experts in education, technology and child development to help parents get more involved in their children’s learning.
Victorian Independent Schools ICT Forum http://vicindictforum.ning.com/ Victorian Schools ICT forum to facilitate open communication between schools to support and share thoughts and idea's.
Australian Teacher Librarians Social Network (au) http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com Australian Teacher Librarians Social Network
For those of us who connect, teach, share, and lead in new information landscapes.
Victorian Info Tech Teachers Association (au) http://www.vitta.org.au/ The Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association, (VITTA) is a dynamic teacher community ready to support all teachers to confidently engage in the Digital Revolution.
VITTA works with a number of education, government and industry authorities to assist senior students pursue ICT pathways and careers. VITTA sustains IT teachers as well teachers of all domains who want to use ICT in their classrooms to make their teaching engaging and effective. To this end VITTA organises Professional Learning for teachers activities throughout the year as well as the largest annual ICT in Education conference nationally.
VITTA nurtures students through opportunities to enter competitions and awards for excellence in developing and using ICT. VITTA's website, www.vitta.org.au, has many teacher created resources and supports teachers in rural and regional areas through its Professional Learning Networks.
Using Twitter Hash Tags (au) http://twubs.com/dernsw Using Twitter Hash Tags ... to find out about developments in ICT in Australian teaching and learning.
e.g. #NSWDET #DERNSW #austl
Computers in Education Group of SA (au) http://cegsa.editme.com/ Computers in Education Group of SA
CEGSA is one of the largest teacher professional associations in South Australia, serving teachers in public, independent and Catholic schools.
Digital Education Revolution (DER) (au) http://bit.ly/7Plj9x The aim of the Digital Education Revolution (DER) is to contribute sustainable and meaningful change to teaching and learning in Australian schools that will prepare students for further education, training and to live and work in a digital world.
Through the DER, the Government is providing $2.2 billion over six years to ....
Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (au) http://www.core.edu.au/ The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, CORE, is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to 2004 it was known as the Computer Science Association, CSA.
TASITE (au) http://www.tasite.tas.edu.au/ Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education (Australia)
TASITE organises workshops, talks by guest speakers and site visits to educational and support establishments. We promote professional communication through an on-line discussion list, a contact database of interested members' skills and membership of state, national and international associations.
TASITE was established in 1991 (then known as CESIGT) from the amalgamation of long standing regional groups. TASITE was set up as a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
QSITE (au) http://www.qsite.edu.au/ Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
QSITE connects and supports educators, institutions and their stakeholders so they may fully explore the opportunities Information Communication Technologies bring to Queensland education and its classrooms every day.
The QSITE network has provided support for Queensland teachers adapting ICTs for education since 1981 and continues to be the vital toolkit for Queensland teachers using ICTs in their professional work and classrooms.
CEGSAs Moodle Hub (au) http://www.cegsa.sa.edu.au/ CEGSA's Moodle Hub ...
CEGSA and Webshield have joined forces to provide a Moodle website for teachers to access and use in order to enhance their teaching in the classroom.
Educ Computing Association of Western Australia (au) http://ecawa.wa.edu.au/ Educational Computing Association of Western Australia
ECAWA is an association of volunteers committed to encouraging the effective use of information and communication technologies in teaching and learning environments.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) (au) http://www.acs.org.au/ The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, attracting a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry.
A member of the Australian Council of Professions, the ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT.
Computing Studies Teachers Network (au) http://www.acce.edu.au/item.asp?pid=1144 Computing Studies Teachers Network: Rural and Regional
This project is hosted by the ACCE with funding provided by the National Centre of Science, ICT and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). The project provides professional learning opportunities for teachers of Years 10-12 Computing Studies from rural and regional areas to participate in a professional network.
Australian Council for Computers in Education (au) http://www.acce.edu.au/ Australian Council for Computers in Education
The ACCE is the national professional body for those involved in the use of information and communications technology in education. This includes educators who teach computing / information technology subjects as well as all educators who strive to improve student learning outcomes through the powerful use of ICT.
The eight state / territory member associations of ACCE are:
- CEGACT: Computer Education Group of Asutralian Capital Territory
- CEGSA: Computers in Education Group of South Australia
- ECAWA: Educational Computing Association of Western Australia
- ICTEV: ICT in Education Victoria
- ITEANT: Information Technology Educators Association of Northern Territory
- NSWCEG: New South Wales Computers in Education Group
- QSITE: Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
- TASITE: Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education.
The ninth member of ACCE is the Australian Computer Society (ACS), a professional body for the ICT industry.
ACCE is funded via capitation fees from each of its member associations.
Achieving a national vision for ICT in schools (au) http://bit.ly/5ZOzrs Achieving a national vision for ICT in
schools .. Australia (2008 Report) .. pdf
Strategic Plan to guide the implementation
of the Digital Education Revolution
initiative and related initiatives published August 2008
This Strategic Plan outlines a vision for ICT enabled learning in Australia schools.
The Plan recognises that States and Territories are at different stages and will have different priorities.
This report includes a table "ICT in Education – Where are we now? Where do we want to be?" which lists Current Situation ... Improvements ... Aspirational Goals
Digital Education Revolution (DER) (au) http://bit.ly/5Q58vm Digital Education Revolution (DER)Australia 2009
The aim of the Digital Education Revolution (DER) is to contribute sustainable and meaningful change to teaching and learning in Australian schools that will prepare students for further education, training and to live and work in a digital world.
Through the DER, the Government is providing $2.2 billion over six years to:
-provide for new information and communication technology (ICT) equipment for all secondary schools with students in years 9 to12 through the National Secondary School Computer Fund
-support the deployment of high speed broadband connections to Australian schools
plus more ....
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