These are Sue's links - the materials offered here are a reflection of Sue's thoughts not that of CESA.

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(I wonder how long I can make a wiki page :-))

Session 6

ICT Capability across the Curriculum
ICT in everyday Learning via Scootle

Session 5

What is Open Source Software

Open source is more than freely available software. The source code is included in the finished product and is open to modification and customisation under the GNU General Public Licence. Open source developers believe that an active community of developers contributing to software features will help it evolve and be error free in the long term.
Learner Management Systems: Moodle vs Blackboard
Office Software: Open Office vs Microsoft Office
Web Browser: Firefox vs Internet Explorer
Operating System: Linux vs Windows
Graphic Design: GIMP vs Photoshop
20 FOSS applications for Education
Free Software for Schools is a catalogue of open source computer programs for teaching and learning.
My collection of Open Source links:

Scratch Educators pages My collection of Scratch links:
Irfan View


PhotoStory 3
World Wide Telescope
MS Free Tools for the classroom
Windows Live Movie Maker in the classroom
MS in Mathematics

Something completely different ……. QR (Quick Response) Codes


Qr Stuff – an awesome site to make QR codes
The Periodic Table in Qr codes - Each element has a video
Does your resume/cv have the QR difference?
Kathy Shrock on Qr Codes
An Ever growing Google Doc (started by Mr Tom Barrett) where teachers are sharing how they’re using QR Codes.

Session 4 - Digital Storytelling

Reading material:

7 things you should know about... Digital Storytelling (Educause 2007)
How to Guide for Digital Story Telling Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Using Online Comic Generators

ToonDoo is a website where you and your students can create short comic strips online using pre-made graphics
Comic Life


MS Photostory Create digital stories and presentations by adding music, narration and images.
Tell a story in 5 frames
5 Card Flickr
Spell With Flickr - Spell words using flickr letter images.
Bubblr - Create comic strips and add speech bubbles
Poster- Create your own movie posters
Bookr - Create your own book using images from flickr. Search for relevant pics using a tag search.

Using Voice

Blabberize Make pictures talk with your recorded voice
Voice Thread Upload photos and sound bytes to voice thread, use a microphone to add your voice and commentary. Your presentation can be shared with others through the internet! Guide (PDF) Pro Guide (PDF)

Fotobabble is an online creation tool that allows students to create and share talking photos. It is very easy to use, just upload a photo, record your voice, and send or embed it.


Storybird Story bird is a fun collaborative storytelling website. Storybird makes it easy to create and tell stories digitally. Students and teachers can create stories together by combining imaginative artwork and text. The final product can be printed, watched on screen, played with like a toy, or share in an online library with the world.

Animoto Set up a free account, upload photos to create a 30 second short 'film' set to great music. Can be embedded in a blog or wiki or shared with a friend.

Go AnimateSet up a free account and create your own online animations to share with friends. View other examples on the site for inspiration.
Kerpoof Make a movie, draw a picture or write a story. Save your work to the site and share. Teacher Guide (PDF)


Creative Commons access to copyright free music, images and videos

Session Three
Mind mapping
Easy to Make Flow Diagram
User notes J Conway Word Doc
Create and share diagrams online free
Diagramming in your web browser without downloading additional software
Add collaborators to your work (email log in) and watch it grow
Basic is a free Mind Mapping software
Requires email subscription
it allows you to collaboratively build your mind map with others.
Subscription required
Requires email subscription
A wonderful online mind map creator. Collaborate making a mind map in real time. Changes appear instantly on everyone’s screen. A great way for your class to pull their ideas.
Requires email subscription

Word Clouds
Blog Article Word Clouds
Wordle in the classroom (Tom Barrett)
Beerwah S HS Cheat Sheet PDF How to Make a Wordle (Continuing Education Bendigo)
Word it Out


Quizlet allows you and/or your students to create online flashcards.
Example: US State Capital

Online Surveys

Online surveys gather opinions easily with minimal technical knowledge.
Survey Monkey
Registration required
A free tool for managing your online election or survey!
Kwik Surveys
Create online surveys and forms in minutes
Registration required


Glogster is an on-line multimedia application whose slogan is “poster yourself”. You can mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text into a customized “Glog”.
Education account registration required, class subscription, teacher free account
Physics Example Calculus Example


is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas upon a virtual canvas. Prezi is distinguished by its Zooming User Interface (ZUI), which enables users to zoom in and out of their presentation media.
School email registration required
How to make a Prezi Presentation
Prezi as a teaching tool(Paul Hill)
Prezi in the Classroom (Tom Barrett)

social networking site where people can share their photos with friends and strangers alike
Flickr Cool Tools
Creative Commons
Using Flickr toys & tools bubblr, bookr, phrasr

Social Bookmarking



Primarypad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets

also has one clear advantage over the desktop version: it’s collaborative.
Facilitate collaboration and project-based learning. Make it easy for students to access work from school or from home.
Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Survey (using Forms)
Getting Started with Google Docs John Pearce
How to carry pout a survey using Google Docs Danny Nicolson
50 little known ways Google can help in Education

Session Two

A blog (an abridgment of the term web log) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.
Commoncraft’s explanation of a blog
Blogs in Education from WA Ed
7 things you should know about Blogs (pdf)
Bloom's Taxonomy and Blogs Using Bloom.docx
Using a rubric to assess blog contributions
50 useful blogging tools for teachers
65 interesting ideas for class blog posts Tom Barrett
A collection of links to get you started http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers
A school Blog Woodlands Hub WA focussing on ACARA English
QuadBlogging Four schools blogging together - ususlly a mix across the globe
Edublogs awards....the best of the best winners http://edublogawards.com/
Getting Started guides
Student example Wambana http://wildywambana1.edublogs.org/

A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. For example, the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis.
Commoncraft Wikis in Plain English
7 things you should know about wikis
18 Interesting Ways for using wikis in the classroom Tom Barrett
Getting Started with WikiSpaces John Pearce
Examples of school wikis:
Terry the Tennisball
Yarra Road PS Vic
My Information, Processing and Publishing Class IPP http://10ipp10.wikispaces.com/

Wikispaces: ISTE Guide to WikiSpaces
Video tutorials:
Wikispaces Help page: http://help.wikispaces.com/
Teacher pages http://help.wikispaces.com/Help.Wikispaces.Teacher+Help

ePals SchoolM@il™ is a safe Internet-based email solution and a collaborative tool designed for the education environment.
With ePals tools you can:
• Provide safe and secure e-mail to your educational community
• Find classrooms to share ideas and learn about new cultures
• Collaborate on projects that foster critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing skills, and 21st Century Skills
• Access digital content from National Geographic on a variety of topics, including maps and geography, habitats, global warming, natural disasters, people and culture, great leaders, water, and weather
• Incorporate authentic, project-based learning via Web 2.0 tools

Twitter, Tweets and Tweeps
Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".
Commoncraft Twitter Tweets
Tweeting for teachers
Twitter for educators
Twitter in the K-8 Classroom
36 Interesting ways for using Twitter in the classroom Tom Barrett

The Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies
The draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies is available for public consultation from Wednesday 14 March to Sunday 3 June 2012.
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge.

Session One

Web 2.0 Resource / Digital Citizenship: Avatar Creators

links to a collection of avatar creator sites
NB please check if suitable for your students - some require a log in or are are more suited to older students.
(see Voki Below)

Reference reading for Session One:

Enhancing Teachers' Take-up of Digital Content: Factors and design principles in technology adoption (PDF)
From Queensland
Smart Classrooms Teaching and Learning with ICT Part 1 PDF Part 2 PDF Part 3 PDF

Information and Communcation Technology Capabilites (ACARA)

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Andrew Churches outstanding wiki or Summary PDF
iCycle Inquiry Based Learning interactive graphic for students
Another interactive graphic for planning ideas by Ammar Merhbi

Bring your Own Technology

Blooming Apps by Kathy Schrock ...... google apps, ipad, android and Web 2.0

iPad trials from around Australia

Victoria school case studies and apps
Queensland (final Report PDF)
Northern Territory (Connected Learning On Unique Devices) (in a blog format)
Teaching and Learning with iPads CE Parramatta

Collections of links and apps

Delicious.jpga collection of ipad links
Teach with your ipad ....Bloom's
iPad apps for K-5 blog

Web2.0 Resource: Wallwisher

How to use Wallwisher (notes PDF)
Wallwisher – 105 Classroom Ideas (Blog)
A collection of Wallwisher links
32 Interesting Ways to use Wallwisher in the Classroom Tom Barrett

Other reading

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge website

Web2.0 Resource: Voki

MiraCosta College Wiki Voki.com Make a personalized avatar: a digital representation of you!
Toni Theisen Wiki How to Make a Voki Now you and your students can be Avatars

Last updated: Monday 27th August 2012