Welcome to Newcastle High School Digital Education Revolution Wiki

This wiki will help teachers find a useful tool, something concrete and tangible, to enhance the learning experiences of students in your classroom.
I also hope this wiki can support parents and students who are interested in learning about technology and the laptops handed out through the NSW Digital Education Revolution.
Instead of spending countless hours searching the web, I've put on this wiki details of lots of different web2.0 tools and other resources that are available for use.
Many of these tools, and I'll quote here 'help students learn with technology the way they live with technology'.
They give students the chance to 'collaborate, connect, create and communicate' and improves learning and learning opportunities for our students.
Thank you for supporting my wiki
Sondra Munro



1. FACULTY PAGES are a feature of this wiki. Faculty representatives on the DER team will add any tools or resources they believe will be relevant to a particular faculty area.
2. RESOURCES - By clicking on each of the resources listed in the first column will directly link you to the page in the wiki.
By clicking on the above link it will take you to the Hunter Central Coast Sandbox which is a moodle set up for teacher professional development and support. Contains information on moodles, web 2 tools and about leaders and ICT.
4. Department der - http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/digital_rev/index.htm - ideas to use ICT in the different faculty areas.
Cool Tools for Schools
Lenva Shearing, a teacher an ICT coordinator from NZ, has created this fabulous site which has over 500 useful Web2 applications for teachers. She has also created
Getting tricky with wikis. where you can find instructions on how to customize the layout and look of your wiki - how to add a table of contents to your site, place a background image on your page, create column layouts, text wrap around images etc.
Mind Maps
  • Creately
  • Bubbl.us
  • Freemind
Creately - Brainstorming and mind map tool
Bubbl.us - Concept mapping and application
Freemind - Brainstorming and mind map tool on the laptops
Combine images, video, music, photos and audio to create multimedia pages. These Digital posters that can be uploaded onto blogs and wikis
Powerful way to talk about and share images, documents and videos
An interesting way to analyse and present information
Teaching and learning resources for secondary teachers
Creates professional videos in minutes.
A Wikispace, in simple terms, is a group of web pages with “edit” buttons on them. You can collaborate with anyone you choose on your wikispace.
Smart Notebook
Very easy software to use on the smart or interactive boards. A good way to make your lessons more interactive.
Distance and Rural Technologies
Connects you to Virtual Excursions - some great excursions for free!!
Online graphical dictionary — Looks up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.
A roving bookmarking tool that allows you to access your favourites wherever you are.
Student Response Network
Virtual Clicker Software for your Classroom.
Stu's Double Jeopardy
Makes an exciting interactive and educational computer based gameshow available to everybody.
BridgIt Conferencing
Allows you to connect to anyone with an internet connection and share voice, video or data. Allows you to share desktops instantly with others.
Centre for Learning Innovation - CLI
Promotes innovation in teaching and learning and produces high quality, multimedia resources for use across schools and TAFE.
Audacityis a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.

Ideas to Inspire
Another web site which has many links to curriculum ideas, interesting ways to use ICT in classrooms and collaborative presentations
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office is the software on the laptops. By going to this page of the wiki you will find a range of support documents, user guides, training sessions, demonstrations, webcasts and tutorials to help with Microsoft Office 2007 applications.
Adobe Creative Suite
Software that allows you to: image edit and create illustrations, create web and print publications, video edit and create animations and software which assists in communication and presentations.

Laptops - What programs are on the laptops?

By going to this page it will give you a summary of the programs available on the laptops and what each program does. It will also refer you to other pages that are on the wiki for further information on some programs. Hope this helps!!!
Purchasing Software For Teachers
This page will directly link you to the site to purchase the adobe and microsoft office software.
This page has competitions which students can enter. At present there is one "Doodle 4 Google". Check it out!
Teacher Tube
Teacher Tube offers videos solely for the field of education. Videos are created by teachers and students to be shared with other teachers and students.
Professional Development for Teachers
This page has training courses that are available to all team members.
A podcast is a series of audio or video on the web that can be catalogued and automatically downloaded.
Learncast showcases interactive, video-based teaching and learning content. It includes live, scheduled multicasts, video on demand content and subscription services.
Is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos This site is only available for staff.
A search engine to find information, videos, images etc.
These are a few of my favourite web 2.0 things
A site that has many web 2.0 tools on it, with youtube clips and links to other sites.
Interactive Leaning Tools available to all DET users
A list of web sites available to all DET users which have an interactive element to them. Thanks to Elaine Talbert, Manager of the web filtering unit for this information.
Sites of Interest to Teachers
This page gives teachers a list of web sites that are categorised for you into different sections so it is easier to find what you are looking for.
Thanks to Elaine Talbert, Manager of the web filtering unit for this information.
Exploratree is a site that will allow you to use the free online library of thinking guides.
A mind mapping tool which is on the laptops.
Museum Box
Museum box provides the tools which allow you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view the museum boxes submitted by other people and comment on the contents.
Myths and Legends Story Creator

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