This A - Z highlights information about technologies that are being used to enhance teaching and learning in Victorian schools. Classroom ideas and examples are included.
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Information and communications technology (ICT) is the hardware and software that enables data to be digitally processed, stored and communicated. It also includes online technologies. Technologies can be used in a classroom to access, process, manage and present information; model and control events; construct new understanding; communicate and collaborate with others. The focus should be on the learning, and using the technology to enhance the learning.
Depending on the way the learning is structured, students may be able to use the following technologies to demonstrate Thinking Processes, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Communication and Discipline based learning in English, History, or other domains of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS)
Where appropriate, a section on relevant online technologies is included with each topic. For each site there is a brief description of how it works and relevant safety information sourced from the terms, community guidelines, privacy or copyright information from each site.
Please be aware websites do change their user guidelines, features and access. Sometimes this will affect the relevance or accuracy of the included information. Before choosing to use these sites users should investigate the websites themselves and make decisions based on current information provided at the individual sites.
Ultimately, schools and parents should decide on the appropriateness of an individual site for use with students. Connect Primary and Connect Secondary are based on a 'white list' of sites considered 'safer' for student use. Search to find out if the website you're interested in is currently accessible. All use of the internet should be supervised.
Inclusion of websites in this A - Z should not be interpreted as endorsement by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.