Digital Learning Tools

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

This page lists the major digital tools available to teachers to enhance learning in the classroom.

FUSE

FUSE is a database of teaching materials and educational resources. It covers traditional text resources, multimedia, video and interactive aids.

All resources are recommended and reviewed by educators, and tagged according to audience, subject areas, Victorian Curriculum, post-compulsory and early childhood curriculum frameworks.

Victorian government school staff can log in to upload and share content or create resource packages.

To access, see: FUSE

Digipubs

The Digipubs website contains teaching ideas for using digital technologies in the Victorian curriculum.

To access, see: Digipubs website

Global2

Global2 is the Department's blogging community and is available to both Victorian government and Catholic schools.

Teahcers and students can post and comment on blogs, collaborate on wikis and set up discussion forums. Levels of access can also be customised.

To access, see: Global2

Virtual conferencing

Students can interact and learn with others outside their classroom by using virual conferencing. For more information, see: Virtual learning and conferencing

Digital leaning software

The eduSTAR catalogue provides educational software that adds value to teaching and learning. There are more than 80 software applications available and 24 support tutorials, see: eduSTAR catalogue

screenshot of eduSTAR menu with young girl and teacher holding laptopsThe three software packages available to schools are:

  • core image – contains over 80 pieces of software including the Microsoft Office Suite
  • secondary image – contains additional licensed software including the Adobe Pepe Suite, Inspiration, and Mathematica, view poster of additional secondary software
  • tablet image – removes programs that are not compatible with tablet devices

The broad range of applications cover video, image and music creation, animation, thinking skills, graphics, game making and 3-D modelling, plus literacy, mathematics, and science software.

Schools can install the eduSTAR core image on student-owned devices that are bought to school under "bring your own device" (BYOD) or co-contribution initiatives, provided the device is recorded on the school computer census and the software is removed when the student leaves the school.

Software is available for Windows and Apple Mac devices.

To access, see: eduSTAR catalogue

Digital deck

The digital deck is a set of cards which provides a quick overview of the range of digital resources available to schools.

To access, see: Digital Deck on Digipubs

Get advice

For more information on these tools, contact: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au