[Offtopic] NSW DET Curriculum Assistance

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed Nov 11 16:17:32 EST 2009

Hi all,

The following webpages are for NSW schools that received their student 
laptops, however, they also might well be of assistance for any school. 

And wisely NSW DET has kids immediately creating perhaps anonymous and
certainly sensible 'online personas' (eg, an avatar, rather than say a 
photo) then jump straight into blogs. In my opinion, well done NSW DET.


NSW DET: Digital Education Revolution:


For example, 'High School English: Getting Started'


"This small unit of work is designed to be used in the first week or two 
of working with laptops in the classroom.  Students are encouraged to 
experiment with software and develop a digital presence and identity 
which is appropriate for educational settings.  Students will create an 
avatar, a digital signature, a wonderwall and learn how to blog and 
contribute to a wiki. All of the activities have easy to understand step-
by-step instructions."


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