In Term 3 our network will be commencing an AGQTP Project, Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy Outcomes through eLearning.
During Term 2 a project steering team has been working behind the scenes to plan this project.
Here is a synopsis of the project:
Project synopsis
The aim of this project is to assist teachers to develop their capacity to incorporate more literacy and numeracy based eLearning experiences into their programs with the ultimate objective of improving student literacy and numeracy outcomes.

The project utilises the VELS levels to structure collaboration across the network primary schools and within these schools. Participants will be a learning conduit between their network team and their respective school level team.
School-based VELS level teams, in consultation with a mentor, will develop an ICT professional learning plan which addresses the needs identified by the team.

Appropriate
coaching / mentoring partnerships within and across the network teams will be identified. These partnerships engage in peer observation, team teaching and modelling.

Network team members will asked to commit to:
1. implementing a new ICT skill / practice in the classroom and

2. coaching school-based level team colleagues in this skill / practice

AGQTP forms for data collection

Professional Learning Needs summary for 5 most commonly requested topics:

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The project is now underway with initial network VELS Level Team meetings occurring in Week 3, Term 3.
These meetings will occur twice a term.
Here is the PowerPoint presentation from the Week 3 meetings:

Bingo activity "Find Someone Who...":

Next Meetings:
Level 1: Wednesday, October 28
Level 2: Tuesday, October 20
Level 3: Thursday, October 22
Level 4: Monday, October 19


Flyer for network meetings:
Register here


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I have prepared an online survey to ascertain your level team or specialist subject eLearning goals.

I have used Survey Monkey, a handy, easy-to-use tool, which has many possible uses in classrooms.
If you want to find out more come along to “Creating Online Surveys” on October 15 (venue to be confirmed)


If you haven’t already, could you please confer with you team colleagues regarding a team eLearning goal which supports your literacy or numeracy curriculum.

Please organise for one team member to complete the survey on the team’s behalf at the following link:

Click Here to take survey






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Dear Colleagues,
The material presented in the Taster sessions at the network meetings on July 29 and July 30 will be available here for a couple of weeks and will then be relocated to the appropriate curriculum pages.

Numeracy Taster session with Peter Humphreys on Wednesday, July 29
Peter presented material from the following sites:

**http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/**

Free Animatation software:
**http://animatordv.com/download7**

Peter also presented information from the following document:

Literacy Taster session with David Pelosi on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30
David has located links to the items he shared here: http://yarrarangesnetwork.wikispaces.com/Digital+Story+Telling


Numeracy Taster session with Esther Hall on Thursday, July 30
Esther presented a number of excellent websites for numeracy:

Website and Name of site
Grade/
Year Level
How do you use it in the classroom?
Graeme Henchel's wiki
http://hench-maths.wikispaces.com/
Middle/Upper Primary and Secondary
On this site you will find resources to assist maths teachers use ICT in their teaching and learning program.
Nrich Speacialist in Rich Mathematics
http://nrich.maths.org/public/search.php?search=All%20Games
Primary
Rich Mathematics interactive acitivies
Crickweb
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html
Early Years
Primary
Interactive Maths Activities
Count Me In http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/countmein/children.htm

Primary
Follow on Maths Activities
Shodor - Interactive Maths Sites
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/
Grade 3 to Secondary
Maths Lessons, activities, dictionary.
UEN http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/math.shtml
Middle to Upper Primary
Grade 3 to 6 Maths Activities
Top 100 Interactive Games
http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/games/top100.htm
Primary
Interactive Maths Games
The Learning Box
http://www.learningbox.com/i_index.htm
Primary
Interactive Activities
Cool Maths http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Primary
Maths Games
Fun Maths http://www.mathsisfun.com/
Primary
Maths Activities
Maths
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml
Ages 4 to 11
Maths Activities
Maths Continuum
http://www.learnalberta.ca/Launch.aspx?content=%2fcontent%2fmec%2fhtml%2findex.html
Upper Primary/
Secondary
Maths activities
Interactive Maths http://www.cut-the-knot.org/index.shtml
Upper Primary/
Secondary
Maths Activities
Counting
http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/dlrcontent/4c38323830/index.html
Prep - 1
Activity to back up number lessons
Get Smart Interactive Activities
http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart_Pages/Get_Smart.htm
Primary
Maths Ideas and Activities
Maths Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com/
Primary
Maths Activities
Classtools
http://classtools.net


Primary/ Secondary
Classtools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
Primary/
Secondary
Interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
Interactive Maths Activities
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/index.htm
Primary
Interactive Maths Activities
Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/
Primary/
Secondary
Maths Activities in many different Areas
Digilearn https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/dlr/_layouts/dlr/domainsearch.aspx?vels=VELS%2FDiscipline%2FMathematics
Primary/
Secondary
Learning Objects
Maths Teaches Resource
http://www.ncetm.org.uk/Default.aspx?page=13&module=res&mode=100&resid=13232
Primary/
Secondary
Teacher Resource for Maths Teaching
Motor Sport Mathematics
http://www.racemath.info/
Level 3 and 4
Motor Sport Mathematics
Maths Showcase
http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/index.php?showcase_id=47
Primary/
Secondary
Maths Showcase
Academic Skills Builders
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
Primary
Maths Skills Building Activities.
Interactive Whiteboard Resources http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8
All
Interactive Whiteboard Resources
MathsNet
http://www.mathsnet.net/

Upper Primary/ Secondary
Sequences of lessons. Teaching tools to demonstrate mathematical concepts.
All math
http://www.allmath.com/magicsquare.php

Upper Primary/ secondary
Magic squares site
Maths Forum http://mathforum.org/library/results.html?ed_topics=&levels=elem&resource_types=net&topics=arithmetic
Upper Primary/ Secondary
Maths Forum internet Mathematics Library
Centre for innovation in mathematics teaching
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/resources/help/miscon.htm
Both
Teaching Resource to assist with misconceptions and lesson ideas.
CTAP 4 –
http://www.ctap4.org/math/

Upper Primary/ Secondary
=CTAP Middle School Math Project provides links to web pages for resources for improving teaching and learning in Mathematics.=
CTK Maths games for kids http://www.ctkmathgamesforkids.com/
Primary
Maths Games Puzzles and Activities for kids.
PBS Kids http://pbskids.org/
Primary
Games
Figure This
http://www.figurethis.org/
Primary/ Secondary

Maths Challenges for students
Problem Solving Questions

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/
Primary/ Secondary
Teaching resources for Mathematics
Woodlands Junior Kend Maths
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

Primary
Maths online acitivties, resources etc.
Iteach
http://www.iteachtoolbox.com.au/Interactive%20Web%20Resources/Web_Maths.html
Primar/
Secondary
Elearning resource of maths sites
Maths Continuum
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mec/html/index.html?launch=true
Upper Primary/ Secondary

Library of K-12 education
Mathematics

Secondary
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Middle-High_School_Math.html

Primary
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Elementary_School_Math/Elementary_School_Math.html
Primary/
Secondary
Maths activities and resources
Maths Cats http://www.mathcats.com/explore/numberstories.html
Primary
Number Stories
Maths Playground http://www.mathplayground.com/
Primary
Maths games and puzzles.
Maths Forum http://mathforum.org/
Primary http://mathforum.org/students/elem/
Secondary http://mathforum.org/students/middle/
Upper Secondary http://mathforum.org/students/high/
Secondary
Maths resources and activities
Mathematische Basteleienhttp:www.mathswords.com/
Both
Online Glossary of Maths Words
Merlot
http://mathematics.merlot.org/
Secondary
Mathematics Portal
NZ Maths
http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/

Both

Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?q=maths&submit=post
Both
Slideshare maths resources
Powerpoints teachers have created and shared for maths teaching
SD71
http://sd71.bc.ca/resources/math/bookmarks.php
Both
School District Maths activities
Smart Board
http://www.education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Search/?sort=date:D:L:d1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&site=smarttechEDUen-us&client=smarttechEDUen-us&q=maths
Both
Smart Board Interactive White Board Maths Resources
Teaching Ideas http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/contents.htm
Primary
Teaching Ideas for Maths
Wolfram

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/topics.html
Secondary
(has a primary section)
Maths Demonstrations
(Great for Secondary Teaching)
IWB Maths Resources
Great sites for maths and the interactive whiteboard


Stop Watch (online)


Smart Kiddies http://www.smartkiddies.com.au
Primary
Great interactive whiteboard activities and student activities for Maths. Students can log in and complete activities as well. FREE for teachers and schools!
Create a Graph
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/
Both
Excellent online software for graphing, graphs can be saved.
Teachers' Corner
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/
Both

Maths Zone
http://www.mathszone.co.uk/
Both

That quiz
http://www.thatquiz.org/
Both

Maths Fun - Utah Education Network
http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/math.shtml
http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/math.shtml
Primary

Maths Online
http://www.mathsonline.co.uk
Both

EdNA
http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/schooled/school_theme_pages/maths


ePotential Maths Showcase
http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/index.php?showcase_id=47


Connect (DEECD)
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/primary/


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The links below will take you to information specific to each network

YARRA RANGES VELS LEVEL 1 NETWORK

YARRA RANGES VELS LEVEL 2 NETWORK

YARRA RANGES VELS LEVEL 3 NETWORK

YARRA RANGES VELS LEVEL 4 NETWORK