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9th Apr 2018

Storytime Live Streaming

Tune into our Storytime page to view a regular LIVE VIDEO of State Library Victoria's storytellers & volunteers running Storytime.

We know that not every child can get to their library to participate and we want to share the fun with as many kindergartens as we can.

More about SLV's weekly Storytime, Play Pod venue and the current theme:

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/storytime

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/play-pod

Feel inspired? Find a public library near you running Storytime programs: https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/public-libraries/find-your-local-library



23rd February 2018

IT skills training 2018

Face to face training sessions start Tuesday 27 February!

Topics include: iPad use, Website building, KIMs, Using Word, Privacy and Cybersecurity.

Call 1800 629 835 or Book now online


24th January 2018

Welcome back to 2018!

The Kindergarten IT Program welcomes kindergarten teachers, staff and children back for the new year. We are already receiving enquires about training offerings. A new round of IT training will be available for booking in February 2018.

The face to face sessions will be covering topics including; iPads, Children's Portfolios, Cyber Security Fundamentals and Privacy, KIM and Building a website using WordPress.

We wish you a successful 2018!



18th December 2017

Tip - How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail

How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to setup Out Of Office auto reply in Webmail



11th December 2017

Christmas Holiday updates

Please note that the IT support will be closed on 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th December 2017. IT Support service will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 9AM.

Just before you leave for the school break its helpful to:

  1. 1. Shut down your computer
  2. 2. Switch off the modem
  3. 3. Switch off the power and unplug at the wall socket

This can stop a possible power surge or damage to your computer if there is a storm and it also saves energy. Post-It note your keyboard - Turn the modem and power back on - to remind staff on return from break.

Webmail

If you want to check your webmail over the break, remember the new webmail is here:
https://webmail.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/

The username is the full email address.


28th November 2017

Tip - How to migrate emails from Windows Live Mail to Outlook

Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Live Mail. If you are still using it, we suggest you to migrate all your emails to Outlook.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to migrate emails from Windows Live Mail to Outlook



2nd October 2017

Tip - How to Scan a document?

Scanning is an essential part in today's work environment. Therefore, we would like to introduce you some general steps for scanning a document.

Note: Our general scan steps may not apply exactly to your situation. If you encounter difficulties, we suggest you to contact your scanner's manufacturer company for support or refer to the user manual.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to Scan a document?


11th September 2017

Tip - How to do basic browser housekeeping?

Why do you need to do basic browser housekeeping?

In order to prevent browser hijacking by ads, spams and re-directs, we encourage you to reset your web browser often.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to do basic browser housekeeping?



15th August 2017

Tip - How to navigate to and download the electronic transition statement?

Having difficulties to navigate to or download the electronic transition statement?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to navigate to and download the electronic transition statement?



3rd August 2017

Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS)

**Important Update: The Online TLDS will undergo an end-to-end trial in 2017 and be available for early childhood services to use in 2018. In 2017, the transition statement will be available electronically or on paper.** See more

The recent updates regarding TLDS are detailed by the Department of Education and Training here: www.education.vic.gov.au/transitiontoschool

You can also find the sample of the new Transition Statement here: www.education.vic.gov.au/transitionstatement

There is also a FAQ page accessible from the URL above but it's direct URL is: www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transfaqs.aspx

To find out more, please visit our TLDS page



14th July 2017

2017 midyear IT survey prize winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the prize draw for our midyear IT survey.

Thank you, we received 125 survey responses (online through our website and at the ELAA conference), all surveys went in the draw to win a brand new iPad mini for their Kindergarten and the lucky winner was...Ness Reserve Pre-School!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to complete the survey. The feedback is essential to informing how we support the IT needs of Community Kindergartens.



4th July 2017

Tip - Password protecting electronic documents

When sending electonic documents via email with private information, you should protect the documents with passwords. Then send the password and the password-protect document separately to the recipient(s). How to create Password-protected Word documents?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - Password protecting electronic documents



19th May 2017

Tip - Thinking of changing Telephone Service Provider or Telephone Account details?

Are you thinking about changing your telephone service provider to another company or changing the details of your current telephone account? Sure thing, however, you need to be aware that the ADSL (Internet) connection normally goes along with the telephone line, so changing telephone service provider or current telephone account details sometimes results in internet connection getting cut off without you (or us) being aware of it.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - Thinking of changing Telephone Service Provider or Telephone Account details?



13 December 2016

Getting started with WordPress

Have you just taken over the role of maintaining a kindergarten WordPress website?

Our new Quick Guide to editing WordPress pages will get you started with:

HTML5 version of the Quick Guide to Editing WordPress Pages

Flash version of the Quick Guide to Editing WordPress Pages

Find more resources on our Community Kindergarten Web Publishing Page