Launch of the Ultranet

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Monday was the official launch of the Ultranet – an online package which will offer exciting new ways and means of connecting, communicating and creating for students, teachers, parents and community members across government schools in the State of Victoria. Unfortunately, the ultranet failed to load at our school. Fortunately, a mix of activities had been organised, so that staff were able to break up into smaller groups and look at a number of online tools and technological hardware that might be used to empower student learning. These tools can then be adapted and used within the ultranet. A special thanks must go to Mrs Britt Gow for the many weeks of work that she put into organising this event.
The following sessions were offered and organised by the following staff:-
• Ultranet spaces/wikis – Mrs Gow
• Blogging/Podcasting- Mrs Mirtschin
• iPods for Learning – Mrs Matters
• Working with Images – Ms Regan/Ms Lee
• All things google – Mr Brodzik
• Express grade online software – Ms Vize
Although it was disappointing not to be able to logon to the ultranet, staff spent a productive day. Thanks to all involved.