Digital learning tools

The major digital tools available to teachers to enhance learning in the classroom.

FUSE

FUSE is a content library of teaching materials and educational resources. It covers traditional text resources, multimedia, video and interactives.

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. Students can sign in with their school accounts.

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 learning software

The eduSTAR catalogue provides educational software that adds value to teaching and learning.

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.

The new Secondary School Software Suite includes: Stile interactive science lessons, Wolfram mathematics software, Adobe in Education, Sibelius music software and Lynda,com online training courses.

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