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  1. eLearning Briefing CeLL/Information and Communication Technology Staff Meeting

  2. ICT Briefing 2007 • Updated February 2007 • Opportunity for staff to receive information and to Share Ideas • Proposed Agenda • SoundHouse VELS Animation Project • Digital Resources Update • CeLL Schools and CeLL Modules • VELS – Interdisciplinary Learning Strands – ICT, Communication, Design, Creativity and Technology and Thinking • Emerging Technologies - SmartBoards • Intel Teach to the Future and Teaching Thinking with Technology Programs training – 2007 • ePotential – eLearning Capabilities • Education website (SOFWeb) – revised 2006 • EdChannel – revised 2006 • Suggestions and issues – Semester 1 2007

  3. eLearning 2007☺ • SoundHouse VELS Animation and Film Project • QuickVic Reporting software – May 2006  • VicSmart broadband Internet connection 2006 – 4Mbps • ePotential – Teacher Capabilities Resource – 2007 • The Learning Federation • Digital Content DVD – searchable, content 2006  • Library Research and eLearning Centre – 2007☺ • ICT Lab desktops, notebooks on trolleys – 2007 √☺ • Rich learning, notebooks and presentation area - 2007☺ • CeLL PD – Mentors, staff, notebooks, etc  • Emerging Technology Grant – SmartBoards  • Desktop SmartBoard and BenQ data projector • Xerox copier networked  • Double sided, book collation, stapling and hole punching  • Color scanning • Uses photocopier ID  • Admin area and Notebooks only  • FRAME – Animation series - 3 DVD set  New

  4. SoundHouse/VELS Animation Project • Approved – Horsham and Edenhope • Animation, film and music project using Stop Motion Pro, Moviemaker and Super Duper Music Looper, etc. • Staff – team tba ASAP • Staff PL – February 13 or 14 and March 28 (TBC) • Student PL – March 29 (TBC)

  5. DE&T eLearning Partners • Kahootz (Children’s Television Foundation) • Digital Learning Resources (The Le@rning Federation) • Notebook Modules (MS/IBM) • Online professional learning (Microsoft) • Intel Teach to the Future (Intel)

  6. Digital Resources Phase 3 • Researching Together- Engaging Minds - SLAV • Digital Portfolio Resources  • ePotential – Teacher Capabilities Resource – available now  • The Learning Federation • Digital Content DVD – searchable - new content & old content  New New New http://www.thelearningfederation.edu.au/tlf2/

  7. Digital Resources Phase 2 • Phase 2 Digital Content (9 CDs). Copy to Notebook (3119.01Mb or 3.119Gb). • Notebook Professional Learning Resource CD-ROM – 1.61Mb • Self paced Kahootz Skills modules • Introductory Skills -182Mb • Advanced Skills - 202 Mb (September 2005) • Making a Difference: Research Guide CD-ROM – 32.4Mb • ImageBank Collection DVD-ROM – 1.140 Gb • Digital Learning Resources Release Two CD-ROM – 794Mb • Sample Unit Plans CD-ROM – 33Mb • Learn IT Teach IT – 684Mb - (installed on Notebooks)

  8. Digital Resources Phase 1 • Digital Learning Resources Release One CD-ROM • Kahootz animation software • Kahootz Update 2.05 update – March 2006 • MovieMaker for Kahootz 1.5 update • Kahootz Pattern Manager 1.5 update • Kahootz schools online • Training and resources • Kahootz Tutorial Introductory Skills (CDROM) Digital Content 2 – installed on Notebooks • Kahootz Tutorial Advanced (CDROM) Dig Cont 2 • Kahootz website • Kahootz Newsletter #19 – August 2006 • ACTF training days – December 8 2004 and August 2 2005 • Kahootz Trainers (2 day PD) • CeLL Schools – Kahootz trainers

  9. Notebook Modules(installed on Notebooks) • Using the Internet Effectively • Working Wireless • Digital Content and Creation • Making the Most of the Education Channel • Personalising Outlook and EduMail

  10. CeLL Initiative – Creating eLearning Leaders • Funding 2005 – 2007 – approximately $15000 per year – half funding on PD • Mentors 2 – 4 intensive PD – Teach the Teacher model • CeLL School Improvement Team (eLearning) • 4 Core Modules (2005) New

  11. CeLL Components • Approximately 30 CeLL schools state-wide - (28) CeLL funding* • First year develop staff capabilities in base school • Provision of PD for clusters in Years 2 and 3 • CeLL website – http://www.horshamps.vic.edu.au/cell.htm

  12. Core Modules • Integrating ICT into the Curriculum • Enhancing Digital Content and Creation • Using the Internet • Whole School Professional Learning • Other Modules in development • ePotential Capabilities Resource • Making a Difference

  13. School Developed Modules • The Think Tank – Thinking Curriculum – by mid 2006 • Other CeLL schools to develop more modules

  14. Emerging Technology Grants 2005 - 2007 • Action Plan • Extend use of SmartBoards across curriculum • Purchase additional SmartBoard • Extensive PD staff • English – writing and spelling • Maths – number and automatic response • Increase use across curriculum – Humanities, HPE, etc • Case Study 2006 New

  15. SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard • See Richardson PS (ACT) Review for examples of SmartBoard use in the classroom.) • SmartBoard software (Vers. 9.5) – freely downloadable from Smart Technologies (http://www.smarttech.com/), 172 Mb • Use XGA data projector (Epson EMP81) • SmartBoard is portable at moment • Reorientate if you bump the stand • Use finger or SmartBoard pens only – • SmartBoard pens must stay in tray if using fingers as mouse • Use only one SmartBoard pen at a time

  16. Recent Purchases New New • WACOM graphics tablet • CanoScan Lide 25 flatbed scanners • HP LaserJet printer DN3000 • USB microscope • USB movie cameras • Software • Stop Motion Pro • Super Duper Music Looper • TimeLiner 5 • Kidspiration 2.1 • Inspiration 6 • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 16 • Max’ Toolbox New New New New New New New New

  17. Recent Purchases • Tuffy Presentation Trolley with • BenQ data projector • Pro 2 stereo mixer • JVC microsystem • Microphone and stand • LG DVD/VHS player • OpdiTracker CD/DVD storage and retrieval • Plextor video converter -> video to CD/DVD • Rollei Prego digital camera – USB connect -> use AC adaptor to save battery • Konica Minolta DIMAGE X60 digital camera –> USB card reader to save time/battery • Sony DVDRW video camera – using camera, formats and file sizes – DVD of 30 mins = 1.4Gb –> iPods/MP3 players/USB external HD (Maxtor) New

  18. Intel® Teach to the Future New New Teaching Thinking with Technology Program • Intel Teach to the Future • Intel Mentor Training • Teachers attend a 40-hour course; receive an extensive manual and CD. • Each teacher will complete a Unit Portfolio of: • Unit Plan aligned to VELS including implementation and classroom management • Handouts, templates, or tests to support the Unit • Student Samples: • A student multimedia presentation • A student publication (newsletter or brochure) • A student Web site • Evaluation tools: • A multimedia student evaluation • A publication student evaluation • A Web site student evaluation • A teacher presentation, newsletter, brochure or Web site to support the Unit • Works Cited document • Intel Unit Presentation

  19. Key Dates 2007 Mentor PD CeLL School staff PD New New

  20. ePlan - eLearning Plan – 2006 – 2008 - revision • Revise eLearning Acceptable Use Policy – School Council  • ePlan 2006 – 2008 developed  New

  21. VELS and ICT • Interdisciplinary Learning Strands – ICT, Communication, Design, Creativity and Technology and Thinking • POLT Presentation • Integrated, • ICT specialist • combination • VELS Presentation • Update VELS from website – modifications since 2005 printed documents

  22. Computer Network New • TPAMS – SmartOne upgrade • Logon – teacher or year level (all lower case) e.g. year5 – check Caps Lock • Notebooks – all Notebooks wireless by mid 2006 (EduPass) • Learn to logon to school network using notebook

  23. Horsham 298 SharePoint • Log Computer Problems • Discussion Groups – sharing • Document upload – e.g. CeLL • Events – Calendar • eLearning and Notebook survey • SharePoint available @ Home

  24. ePotential - Teacher Capabilities Surveys 2007 • SharePoint Survey 2007 • ePotential – online ICT Capabilities Resource for Teachers • Available in Term 4 2006 • http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/ New

  25. Editure(formerly My Internet) New • SINA internet and email access – use your personal logon e.g. clough • Tools – Color schemes, Signatures, Whole Name, Mailing Lists • My Mail – attachments, address book • Student email filters internal and external use

  26. EdChannel New • First place to search and most Secure cache of Internet sites • Relaunch with new & improved ICT resources – mid 2006 • Global Teacher Internet projects

  27. SOFWeb http://www.education.vic.gov.au/default.htm New • SOFWeb – Revised Term 3 2006 • Parents and Community • Students • Teachers • Leadership and Administration • Human Resource Management • ICT in Schools • Knowledge Bank • Professional Development • Website Tool Kit

  28. Viruses, Spyware, Popups, Phishing, etc • Norton Antivirus – school computers automatically update each time logged on • Live Update (notebooks and home computers) – scan • Spyware – eg MS Defender – • Popups – eg Googlebar • Phishing – searching for data – e.g. Internet Explorer 7 New

  29. EduMail • Logons – T0 number (different to school network logon) • EduMail Communicator - 2007 • Deleting mail – mailbox full • Where are Attachments saved? • School/CeLL distribution lists New

  30. EduLibrary • Official Departmental Mail and Circulars sent to schools • Policies and Executive memoranda • Guidelines, manuals and forms • Curriculum material, including VELs course advice

  31. EduWeb • Pay Advise • Vacancies online • ePotential • DoE mailing lists

  32. Software PD – Microsoft Windows update http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ • Word • Internet Explorer 7.0 • PowerPoint – download Producer • Outlook • Publisher • PhotoDraw (last release 2000) • FrontPage 2002 • NetMeeting 3.0 • Movie Maker 5 • PhotoStory 3 – free download New Vista 2007 New Newest version is Office 2007 http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/officeupdate/default.aspx

  33. School Automated Library System – BookMark http://www.bookmark.sa.edu.au/pages/Home/ • BookMark 9.2.33 current version • Public Access for Windows 1.28.011 • WinCirc 1.11 circulation workstation • Borrow and return - shortcuts New New

  34. Technical Support Personnel • See Problem Solving sheet 1st • TSP Richard Allan (Fridays and 2nd Tuesdays) • Log problems on SharePoint and note any follow-up replies • Resist pestering him

  35. Questions and Answers Privacy New • Acceptable Use Policy – DoE • Acceptable Use Policy – Horsham 298 • Convenience of computer usage • Does it work? • connect it up - recheck connections • switch computers on and off daily • Get one thing fixed at a time • Flash drives – 1Gb - <$60 • Scanners bmp (drawings), jpg (photos), scanning text -> use OCR software • Sony Mavica Digital Cameras (XP and 98 issues with floppy disks) • Audio and video files – not embedded -> knowing relative file location VIP • USB microscopes, cameras – software? • Data projectors – usage, globe costs New

  36. Thank you