16 Mar 2020
Are you keen to learn more about taking your classroom to the cloud or empowering your students to learn off campus?
In addition to the range of professional learning on offer from the NSW Department of Education, there is heaps of information out there from our key vendor partners.
Microsoft Office 365 and Teams are perfect tools to connect and collaborate with your students online. From simple collaboration on a document to scheduling assignments and providing feedback, this is a great toolset to explore.
Megan Townes, Microsoft Learning Delivery Specialist has put together this site to help teachers in the NSW Department of Education make the most of the online environment. (Note all NSW DoE Teachers and students have access to Microsoft Office 365 and Teams. More information can be found on this intranet site)
G Suite and Google Classroom provide a way to keep your students connected with their learning. From formative feedback with Google Forms, to guiding students' journeys with Classroom, G Suite has all the tools you need to go virtual.
The Google team have compiled some teaching from home resources to inspire you - make sure you check out what is possible. (NB Google Hangouts Meet is not currently available to student users, and instead of Blogger, why not try a Google Site). Additonally the Google Teacher Centre has a page dedicated to distance learning with some tips, tricks and tutorials. (Note all NSW DoE Teachers and students have access to G Suite. More information can be found on this intranet site)
Many students, homes and classrooms use iPads as a powerful learning and creation tool. Below are a series of learning journals teachers can assign to their students. These journals are in Apple Pages format and can be modified at the teachers' discretion. This content is only a guide, will require individual teacher review, but does provide inspiration for application in your school or subject context. You will also note there is a complete guide to the curriculum connections at the conclusion of the journal (Not included in 7-10). Click the links below to access the guide most suitable for your students:
- Early Learners (K-2) | Pages | PDF
- Early Learners (K-2) Non-DoE Users Version | Pages | PDF
- Primary Learners (3-6) | Pages | PDF
- Primary Learners (3-6) Non-DoE Users Version | Pages | PDF
- Secondary Learners (7-9) | Pages | PDF
- Secondary Learners (7-9) Non-DoE Users Version | Pages | PDF
Note if you are viewing on a Mac or an iPad select the interactive pages file, on other devices you will need to click the PDF option and note it will not be interactive
In addition the Apple Learning Series is a collection of professionally prepared resources to assist teachers with remote learning.
There is a treasure trove of resources available on LinkedIn Learning to help develop best practice in the delivery of the online learning. One of our favourites is ‘Learning to Teach Online’. There are plenty of resources to build your capacity in a range of digital tools, simply use the search bar to locate content that will work for you! (Note all NSW DoE Teachers and Year 11 and 12 students have access to LinkedIn Learning. More information can be found on this intranet site)
The team at the Adobe Education Exchange have also prepared a range of resources to assist in engaging students in distance learning. Remember however Adobe Spark requires students to be aged 13 years or older.
Adobe Connect is a great way to use video conferencing to connect with students and colleagues online. This resource page from Adobe provides tutorials from beginner to advanced users, and this site contains some recorded content to build your web meeting skills. (Note all NSW DoE Teachers have access to Adobe connect to create online meetings. More information can be found on this intranet site)
Visit us regularly as this page will be continually updated with new resources and links. In addition, a special edition of magazine.T4L will be coming soon, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled and sign up to be a subscriber on issuu to receive it directly to your inbox.