Technologies and Innovation

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Here you will find examples of many different types of innovative practice using technology. These stories come in a variety of formats, including videos, web pages and learning packages including a teaching resource and sample lesson plan.

Blogging

When Mossgiel Park PS introduced blogging there was marked improvement in VELS writing assessments, in attitude and in enjoyment. They call it the 3E’s – enjoyment, engagement and enrichment!
See: Blogging

Contemporary (Digital) literacy practices of preps

Share the experiences of 20 prep classes from Victorian government schools in investigating the amazing capabilities of young learners to acquire the digital literacy skills they need for life in a connected world.
See: Contemporary (Digital) Literacy Practices of Preps | Report

Interactive whiteboards

Grey St PS found the interactive whiteboard is a powerful tool to engage and motivate early years' learners.
See: Interactive Whiteboards

Multimedia – Oral language

Incorporating a wider variety of multimedia into literacy sessions developed the oral language skills of students at Thomastown East PS.
See: Multimedia – Oral Language

Netbooks – Behaviours

At Rosanna Links PS, netbook computers and flip cameras were effective engagement tools for use with students with behaviours linked to Aspergers Syndrome.
See: Netbooks – Behaviours

Podcasts

Preston Girls SC trialled the use of an internet radio station to download student-produced podcasts, which stimulated innovation within the school community.
See: Podcasts

Podcasting – EAL

St Albans Secondary College used podcasting to engage EAL students and to improve their learning outcomes.
See: Podcasting – EAL

Podcasts, wiki – Literacy

Students at Bona Vista PS developed radio segments that were uploaded onto a wiki for sharing, resulting in increased literacy skills.
See: Podcasts, Wiki – Literacy

Podogogy

Fountain Gate PS explored new and innovative ways to use portable media players to support, foster and motivate students who are starting school with below-expected English language skills.
See: Podogogy

Vodcasts

Using vodcasts to learn Japanese characters allowed Derrinallum P12 students to identify their language learning needs and progression points.
See: Vodcasts

Wiki

Creswick North PS used a wiki to publish student narratives to an authentic audience.
See: Wiki

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