Comics Go Global is an exciting project that brings together young comic book creators from around the world. Over seven weeks, particpants work together to develop a finished comic that reflects their interests and/or who they are in the world. As well as being a great way to create a comic book, this project is …Read more →
Winners of AADES Awards for 2011
Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools Australasian Awards
Recognised Excellence in Distance Education at the 2011 ADDES Conference in Hobart.
Winners of AADES Awards for 2011
AADES Australasian Distance Education Project Award winner is Skoolaborate / Art Crimes – Mark Kent DECV, Susan Connell CSDE, Chris Knowlman BSDE.
This award is presented annually to a …Read more →
Art Crimes wins National Award
The Skoolaborate team consisting of Mark Kent Assistant Principal of the Distance Education Centre Victoria, Susan Connell, Head of Senior School at Cairns School of Distance Education and Chris Knowlman, Head of Department, Virtual and School Services Brisbane School of Distance Education presented Skoolaborate / Art Crimes project at The Hutchins School on the …Read more →
SK & AADES National Partnership
While Antoine met the Victorian students at Melbourne airport and Chris met his Queensland group at Brisbane airport Susan, Daniel and I prepared the outdoor area where we would physically construct the mural and menu planned with chef Yoss and checked out the sleeping quarters.
The kids arrived around 3pm dumped their bags and we …Read more →
Last night I spent some time in Skoolaborate for the first time since it has moved onto the main grid. My login has only just been sorted! Skoolaborate teachers were invited to see the work that has been done by a group of teens. The students were there, ready and more than willing to show …Read more →
How to use Skoolaborate Plus
The Skoolaborate+ website provides a simple and straight-forward mechanism for course creators(teachers) to generate and share online content with students. In that regard, Skoolaborate+ could be considered a Learning Management System. No external editors or programs (other than a web-browser) are required to create and edit content.
Skoolaborate+ hosts various Projects (or courses) which are split up into chapters like a book. Pages can then be edited directly within your web browser via a rich text editing box, similar to a word processor, providing you with a layout very similar to the completed web page. The word processor element(control) generates HTML (which is what all web pages are comprised of), which can also be edited directly, at the touch of a button, for greater control over the page display if required. Resources, like graphics and video can be uploaded or linked to, as illustrations in each project. Each Chapter can also display a Discussion area for students or a Questions section for students to complete individually.
The administration of users, be they Teachers, Project Collaborators, Students or Administrators, is also self contained and available from within the Skoolaborate website. Teachers and Administrators share responsibilities in regard to the set up of Students (which will be elaborated on in the “Setting Up a New User” section).
This guide will explain the numerous features present in Skoolaborate+ and how to make the most of the system.
Check out the Curriculum Hub at Skoolaborate Plus
The online virtual classroom.
Here you can create new Avatars for yourself, your peers and your students.
If this is your first time logging in you must create your own adult Avatar and await approval before creating student Avatar accounts.
Adult Avatars must have a police check attached. You can either use one from your school or use Ascertain.
All Avatars must use a unique email address which has not been use on any Second Life island before.
All students must be over 13 years of age and under 18 years of age.
Click here to access global online units.