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Dear colleague

The March Scootle News features the new Scootle Community video, the recordings and schedule for the Scootle LIVE Webinar Series, Community blogs, events, resources and much more.

It's great to see so many collaborative activities being developed by Australian teachers in Scootle everyday. If you haven't already, check out the collaborative activities which now includes live chat functionality. 

Don't forget to visit Scootle in the Classroom a blog where students and teachers can come and comment on the great learning activities they are working on. Whether your class is engaged in a global project or a challenged based learning task we would love to here about it!


Community Network: Supporting Student Leadership

In this month's spotlight we take a look at a Community Network designed to facilitate discussion around student leadership in schools. Scott Duncan and Margo Edgar discuss ways their Supporting Student Leadership Network came about and how enagaging in online professional learning networks is enhancing teaching and learning practice in their schools. 

Scootle LIVE Webinar Series

The Scootle LIVE Webinar series features weekly web conferences designed to share and discuss useful teaching and learning resources and strategies. If you have missed all the fun and sharing so far don't worry you can watch the recordings in the Scootle LIVE Archive or via the link above.  

For more information on upcoming events and to register visit the Australian Teacher Network.

Your community

What teachers in your Community have to say and what inspires them.

Tina Photakis - SA

1. Describe your community in 5 words
Inspiring, innovating, redefining, creating and connecting.

2. What is your favourite educational hashtag to follow?
I can’t split between two vibrant hashtags,  #acec2014 and #EdTechSA.

3. Do you have a TED Talk or video that has inspired you lately?
I couldn't go past Alec Couros' TED Talk 'Networks, Openness, and the Future of Education'. Alec is the opening keynote for the 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference, to be held in the Adelaide Convention Centre on 30 September - 3 October this year.

Your Resources


Story Starters

This interactive resource shows how stories can be represented dramatically, using the imagination as a starting point. It contains supporting videos, student activities and lesson plans.


Lest We Forget

Learn about ANZAC Day through this interactive teaching and learning resource featuring photographs, student activities, audio and video clips.  


Gallipoli: The First Day

A highly awarded and engaging interactive resource developed by the ABC. Diaries, interview clips, and 3D animations bring a new perspective to the first hours of the campaign.

Try our great links and free downloads

Learning Path

WWI - Enlisting in the Military Service

A collection of resources and tasks aligned to the year 9 History content discription, 'an overview of the causes of World War 1 and the reasons why men enlisted to fight in the war.'

Watch this

Wootube: Real Teaching, Real Learning

Community member Eddie Woo's hundreds of teaching and learning videos have had over 200,000 combined views coming from all over the globe.

App review

World Wildlfe Federation: Together

Get to know the world's most exotic and endangered animals in this award winning mobile applications featuring stunning interactive 3D narratives.

Community Blogs

Primary science clubs

Tasmanian Community member Wendy Fletcher discusses the science clubs developed to participate in the CSIROs crest awards as part of the work she is doing with talented and gifted students in her region.  

Scootle High FIVE

Each week in Scootle Community you'll find a new Scootle High 5 highlighting a Scootle resource. The blog also features five cross curricula activities you could do with your students to extend their learning using the resource.  

Community Events

NATIONAL March 27, 2014
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NATIONAL April 3, 2014
Scootle LIVE presents:
The Language Learning Space
Register >>

NATIONAL April 23, 2014
Scootle LIVE presents:
ABC Splash!

NATIONAL April 30, 2014
Scootle LIVE webinar:
Community MeetUp