The War That Saved My Life is an outstanding, heart-warming, coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2 and is historical fiction at its best. Reminiscent of Goodnight Mister Tom, we highly recommend it as a holiday read for our younger Middle Years' students.
Australian teens spend a significant amount of time on electronic devices and screen time and this is something many parents raise as a concern. Because of the increasingly ubiquitous nature of technology, more and more activities are being carried out on devices and when teenages are online, it is possible that they are watching TV, videos or Youtube, reading, listening to music, gaming, using social media, talking to friends via messaging or video chat or doing school work and homework.
Our advice to each of our Yr 12 students who are getting ready to leave school is to make sure your footprint represents you well - what will people see when they Google you? Is there evidence that you know how to showcase yourself positively online? Have you considered a Linkedin account as a way of setting up a digital resume? Have you checked your privacy settings on Facebook and Instagram?
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of referencing at Mt Alvernia. It will be a practical session covering how to use Easybib and how to attribute images. We will also share a number of resources to assist teachers and students with APA style referencing & finding licensed images. This workshop will be useful for anyone needing to familiarise themselves with referencing or wanting an update on what we are teaching students about referencing and available copyright friendly resources.
This workshop will be a practical session that assists teachers to manage their digital footprint. It will be useful for anyone wanting to know more about setting up social media/networking, or managing social media accounts & privacy settings. If you are interested in using social media to establish a PLN (Professional Learning Network) this will also be an opportunity to start the process. Alternatively, you might like to try an online environment that is new to you. This workshop will be an opportunity to ask questions, seek assistance, have a go at something new or find out more about digital footprints and how they can impact/assist professional practice.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation has launched a new eSmart Digital Licence to prepare Australian Yr 6 students for life as digital citizens. Using a variety of resources, the licence aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to learn, play and socialise online. At Mt Alvernia, we also focus on preparing our students to be smart, responsible and safe digital citizens, and our Yr 7 and Yr 8 students will be given the opportunity to gain a Mt A Digital Licence in the coming weeks.
Like other curation tools, Learnist enables users to learn from expertly curated web, print and video content covering topics, ranging from niche areas of academics to broad interests such as food, health, sports and entertainment. By collaborating with others in Learnist, educators can efficiently build professional collections of content.
Diigo was one of the first curation tools developed. It calls itself a multi-tool for knowledge management. Still popular, particularly among academic communities, Diigo allows users to build personal libraries or create groups and to organise, annotate and share information easily.
A PLN is a personal/professional learning network and is a great way to collaborate in a meaningful manner online. It is important that students build, develop and connect with their own learning networks and Twitter is one of the most important tools they can use to facilitate this.
This week, we recommend using Scoop.it as part of our focus on curation as a valuable tool for teachers to manage 'infowhelm'. Content curation involves sifting through information, selecting relevant resources, organising these by topic and annotating or tagging to add meaning, then publishing these collections for your own reference and to share with others. Curation is made easy for you with a web tool such as Scoop.it.
Everything you post online contributes to your digital footprint. It is important that the world sees the positive skills, talents and attributes that you possess and that you manage your digital footprint to ensure your good reputation and future prospects.