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SCIENCE: Interconnected Systems

Knox Grammar Preparatory School, New South Wales

“Throughout this Year 5 unit of inquiry on ‘interconnectedness’, students conducted an investigation into living things. They were tasked with the question, How do living things adapt to suit their changing environments? Students began by exploring rainforest biomes and conducting a research project into the different biomes found on the Earth and their similarities and differences. Students researched the human impact on different environments, made future predictions of human impact and explored how animals have adapted.”

Grammar School Teacher Eloise Feltham

Eloise Feltham
Preparatory School Teacher

PRACTICAL SESSION

We explained to the children that they were scientists, interested in the impact humans have on a variety of environments on Earth. They were tasked with researching one particular environment, identifying its key features and classification, and assessing the impact humans have had on that environment over time. We introduced the ARCube and explained to students that they will present their findings through the creation of an interactive ARCube.

CoSpaces was used to design the different perspectives/environments on each of the six sides. Voice overs were used to incorporate English outcomes and sequencing skills. The students followed this broad outline when designing their ARCube: introduction to the rainforest environment, including four biomes and labelled plants and animals; how humans have impacted the rainforest environment; individual research of their own environment (deep sea, coral reefs, deserts etc.), identifying its unique features and outlining why it is important; explaining how the environment has been impacted by humans and/or animals in some way; and finally, students choose one animal that has had to adapt to suit its chosen environment.

IMPACT ON LEARNING

Creating an ARCube engaged all learners, even those with no technological experience! It is a fun, hands-on and interactive platform that allows students to develop and extend their coding skill-base at all levels. It provided students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding at a level appropriate to their needs and is therefore a personalised assessment tool that produced a deeper understanding of content. The impact of utilising Virtual and Augmented Reality in the classroom has contributed to immense student growth in all key learning areas.

Customer Story: digital business and communication tools for SMB growth

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Clifton Coffee Roasters (CCR) is a popular coffee company that profited from the recent boom in café culture. As Clifton Coffee Roasters’ business grew, so did the company leaders’ ambitions. They credit digital business and communication tools from Microsoft with helping them to grow and scale their business. Now, they provide additional services like technical support and delivery service to coffee shops across the UK. Check out this video to see how Clifton Coffee Roasters upgraded their teamwork strategy to grow their business.

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Mobilize your nonprofit organization

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Nonprofits need to be able to empower staff with the freedom and mobility to work whenever and wherever they choose.

“Mobilise your nonprofit organisation” helps your customers understand how they can mobilize and modernize their organization without sacrificing security.

Download – Mobilse your non-profit

 

To learn how Microsoft Office 365 cloud solutions can empower nonprofit employees to effectively work remotely, across all devices, securely and compliantly, contact us today.

Microsoft Innovative Experts in WA | Term 3 Showcase

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To celebrate having 40 Microsoft Innovative Educators in WA, we will be hosting a series of webinars until the end of the year.

We are inspired every day by the impact that dedicated educators and thoughtful leaders are making on innovative teaching, ultimately improving student outcomes and we are delighted to be able to bring some of these leaders to your screen.

For this first session join us and Microsoft Innovative Experts Hamish McLean (Christ Church Grammar) and Kate Bovell (Iona Presentation College) as we explore how these MIEs are using Forms, OneNote and Minecraft in their classrooms.

Kate’s PowerPoint used in this webinar can be found here:

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If you’re considering an MDM for your school, Jamf School is our recommendation

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Jamf School assists in providing the best Apple Learning Experience

 

Many of the schools we support use fleets of Apple devices in the classroom. When getting started with their devices schools often use programs like Apple School ManagerApple Classroom and Apple Schoolwork. Apple School Manager is a web-based platform to help manage your school’s Apple devices. When paired with a mobile device management (MDM) solution, essential tasks like enrolling devices quickly or pushing apps and books in bulk to students’ Apple devices — without needing our services or the IT person to manually configure each and every device — are executed efficiently and effectively.

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Jamf School is an MDM solution for education, tailor-made for teachers. The Jamf School Teacher app seamlessly integrates with Apple School Manager and works as a companion to Apple’s Classroom app. The extended functionality Jamf School Teacher provides, such as messaging between teacher and students, ensures teachers that their students are focused on learning and engagement rather than games or social media.

With the help of the Jamf School apps, teachers can prepare lessons and distribute content directly to the student via the Jamf School Student app. Teachers and students communicate using the in-app messaging tool; If the student leaves the classroom, explores the school’s library, goes on a field trip or is instructed via remote learning, the teacher can still manage their device.

At home, parents can manage their children’s devices with the Jamf School Parent app by restricting or allowing games, social media and apps at their discretion.

Jamf School empowers teachers and parents with the ability to provide the technology students need to engage, collaborate and succeed in all learning environments.

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5 Ways to Facilitate Remote Learning

Learn five ways you can best serve students and teachers when you move learning online.

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Get started with Jamf School today!

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5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

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The top 5 reasons why your nonprofit needs to move to an always-updated experience powered by the cloud. The benefits of adopting the cloud through Microsoft® cloud services are presented; these include secure data, streamlined scalability, and cost savings. Various approaches to cloud migration enable nonprofit groups to move at their own pace, making the process easier to manage. Contact us today for more information about Microsoft cloud services.

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Apple PL For Educators

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1). Free One-On-One PL

Apple has recently launched this free service – virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists. These coaching sessions are available to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows.

Educators can register for a session at bit.ly/coachingaus.

 

2). Virtual Conferences Presented By The Apple Education Leadership & Learning Team

View and register for any or all of three virtual conferences at apple.co/2VUnzgR

3). Apple Education Learning Series

This series is presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams. Each video is designed to help educators use Apple products and their built-in features to enable remote learning for all students.

https://video.ibm.com/apple-edu-learning-series

 

Apple Education: Resources for Remote Learning

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Support Article: Preparing your school’s Apple devices for remote learning

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT211092

 

Learn and Study from home App Store Collection

http://apps.apple.com/story/id1502655717

 

Remote Learning Collection in Apple Books

https://books.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=1504114472&mt=11&ls=1

 

Apple Education Learning Series

https://apple.co/edu-learning-series

 

Apple Teacher

appleteacher.apple.com

 

Apple Teacher resources for channel (on ASW, requires ASW account)

https://asw.apple.com/Program/L585106A-en_AU

 

Pro Apps 90 day trial

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202389

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT211113

 

Pro Apps support

https://support.apple.com/en-au/pro-apps

 

WideOpenSchool

https://wideopenschool.org/

 

30 Creative Activities for Kids

apple.co/creativityforkids

 

Virtual Coaching with APLS

apple.co/3emBCnF

@AppleEDU on twitter

https://twitter.com/AppleEDU

Office 365 For Remote Learning

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In partnership with Standout Education, we are delighted to deliver this free PD to all WA schools.

Office 365 is freely available to all WA schools, you have flexible, easy-to-use tools offering time-saving and successful collaboration. Learn how to utilise O365 tools for your school’s remote learning.

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Recordings: WebEx Meetings & Traning Centre

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In partnership with WebEx Cisco, we are delighted to deliver this free PL to WA schools

 

 

 

 

Join us and the local WA Cisco team and learn how to set up WebEx meetings for your classes. You will also gain an overview of  WebEx training centre and see how this tool may give you added control for online delivery.

Unlike our previous, more formal webinars, these recordings demo the tools. These ‘show-and-tell’ webinars explain how to set up and use these tools for online learning.

Above are three webinars that were delivered. The content is very similar for each but you may still choose to watch all three as the Q & A is different for each.

Futher Cisco-Webex resources here

 

 

Remote Support for your school, parents and students