Worth watching - Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Worth watching – Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Jane McGonigal spoke at a TED conference in February 2010 on how gaming can be used to make a better world. This was a very controversial talk (as can be seen by the online comments).   Gaming could engage students in learning who…

TED Conversations

TED Conversations

TED has a new platform for sharing ideas: Conversations. It is a space where, once registered, you can join or start a conversation that will belong to the category of ‘ideas’, ‘questions’, or ‘debates’. This platform provides students with access to…

What's on in July?

What’s on in July?

Below are some of the events on offer by SLV and SLAV for the month of July. Some events may require registration.     Tuesday July 5th (4.00pm – 6.00pm), ASAL Conference keynote address and literary awards: Tuesday July 19th (6.30pm – 8.30pm),…

Dr. Joyce Valenza's TLNing and SLAV conference

Dr. Joyce Valenza’s TLNing and SLAV conference

Educators around the world are benefiting from the work of Dr. Joyce Valenza. Dr. Valenza is a teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Valenza is an inspiration to many in her endeavour to provide the best learning opportunities for…

CC sMash amendment

The post on June 15th FUSE learning resource: CC sMash incorrectly stated that CC sMash had been launched. The post has been amended to state that the site will be released on August 18th, as advised by the project manager of FUSE…

FUSE learning resource: 1000Poppies

FUSE learning resource: 1000Poppies

1000Poppies has been created by History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, and DEECD. It is a place where students from around the world can share their feelings, experiences, and stories about war. Students are able to use…

FUSE learning resource: Tomorrow Sport

FUSE learning resource: Tomorrow Sport

Tomorrow Sport is a competition by Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association (VITTA), for primary schools (grades five and six) and secondary schools (years seven and eight). It is a team-based competition with sport as the inspiration and source material. The teams complete the challenge over a…

FUSE learning resource: CC sMash

FUSE learning resource: CC sMash

CC sMash, created by The Arts Centre, will be released on August 18th and will allow students to create, attribute, and share their own audio work, while learning about using material correctly via the creative commons open license framework. The…

FUSE learning resource: Making History: Research, Create and Share

FUSE learning resource: Making History: Research, Create and Share

Making History: Research, Create and Share is a resource that has been developed by Museum Victoria. The site provides teachers and students with the resources they need to research, plan, create and share community digital histories. This is a fantastic resource for a local…

FUSE (Find/Use/Share/Education)

FUSE (Find/Use/Share/Education)

FUSE is the DEECD’s (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) centralised portal of online teaching and learning resources for Victorian schools. Teachers and students can search, share, and create learning experiences that use web 2.0 technologies. All content on the site…