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Trial courses

During May we will be trialling a series of new courses focused on technology for learning. We are offering two sessions for each course delivered at State Library Victoria during the month of May.

You can register your interest to attend one or more of the trial sessions here:
Trial Courses - Expressions of Interest


Technology for Kindergartens - 904

Technology for kids (plus robots!)

Overview

This course is a practical introduction to using digital technologies as a learning tool with kindergarten children. Participants will experiment with plugged (powered technology) and unplugged (tech-less) activities to develop their understanding of how digital technologies can be used as a learning tool. They will gain an understanding of how to develop computational thinking skills and how they can be applied to plugged and unplugged activities. Using paper based activities and plugged devices such as Beebot, Botley and Ozobot robots, participants will have a fun hands on experience and provided with a sample paper based activity to take away which can be used at their kindergarten.

Who is the course for

The training is open to kindergarten teachers, assistants and committee members who have an interest in developing the use of digital technologies at their kindergarten and would like to explore a variety of activities in a fun, practical way.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course. It is for beginners.


Making creative posters - 903

Overview

This course introduces how to produce beautiful, attention grabbing posters to communicate learning experiences with children, parents and colleagues. Participants will learn how to use free content creation tool, Adobe Spark. Practical activities cover how to work with Adobe Spark on both desktop and mobile device to effectively combine text and visual message. Consideration for privacy and copyright are covered.

Who is the course for

The training is open to kindergarten teachers, assistants and committee members who have an interest in making use of copyright free images and new design applications or need new ideas for presenting posters or flyers.

Pre-requisites

Operate a personal computer (PC) and basic familiarity with using an iPad.


Using iPads for Creativity - 503

Overview

This session will demonstrate ways of integrating iPads into learning experiences for kindergarten children. Staff will be shown key recommended apps that can be used with children to enhance a learning experience including augmented reality apps, green screen apps and more. This session will also share handy tips and tricks for managing iPad's such as how to disable web access, how to lock an iPad down to one app on screen etc.

Who is the course for

The training is open to kindergarten teachers, assistants and committee members who are seeking some new ideas on creative uses of iPads.

Pre-requisites

Basic familiarity with using an iPad.


Cloud services and file management - 902

Overview

This training session explains what cloud services are an introduces some common cloud products used for sharing and managing files. Privacy and confidentiality considerations are covered. Working on both desktop and mobile, practical activities step through file management, recovery and managing access and collaboration.

Who is the course for

This intermediate level course is aimed at kindergarten and early learning staff who want are seeking an introduction to using some of the well-known cloud services now.

Pre-requisites

Operate a personal computer (PC) and basic familiarity with using an iPad.