Announcements: from the Desk of the President

Webinars and workshops: ready for face-to-face professional learning?

DLTV AGM: 11th May 2022

Victorian Coding Challenge: running for it's third year

National Education Summit: we're a supporting partner

VCE news from the VCAA: Study Design evaluation questionnaire

iPad in the Early Years: Professional learning from Apple

Product spotlight: databot 2.0 tiny sensor device

Job board: St Ignatius College Geelong


from the desk of DLTV President Ben Gallagher

Hi all, and welcome back to Term Two. Hopefully you had a great break and have returned refreshed and re-energised.

All being well, DLTV is looking forward to returning to some face-to-face workshops. We have some interesting presenters and topics for you to choose from. Due to some pressures relating to staff and CRT shortages, we are planning to deliver shortened workshops in the afternoon. Keep an eye on our upcoming workshops and webinars published in our newsletters and at our website for further details. We will also continue to create the occasional webinar.

Several of the DLTV team will be presenting at the National Education Summit in June at The Melbourne Convention Centre.

Our AGM is scheduled for 11 May, 7.00pm. We encourage our members to join us and also consider becoming a member of our committee of management. The AGM will be a virtual event to allow for as many interested people as possible to attend. Please register here.

Finally, our professional learning survey will soon close. We value your feedback and the information you provide will help us to tailor future sessions to your needs - there is also the chance to win a great prize! Fill it out here.

As always, reach out if we can support you in any way. We are only ever a phone call or an email away.


Ben Gallagher

President DLTV and ACCE

(Australian Council for Computers in Education)


If you're able to dip your toes in the water in Term Two, we've got a growing selection of afternoon face-to-face workshops, as well as webinars.

Learning from anywhere: Designing a seamless hybrid learning experience

when:  2:30pm - 4:30pm, 16 May 2022

where:  Google Melbourne Office, Level 1, 161 Collins St, Melbourne

Schools in Victoria are back to face-to-face learning, however there are many key strategies we all learned and want to take forward to support learning from anywhere.

Join local education leads from Google at their Melbourne Office where they will share the structures that they are exploring to enable seamless hybrid learning experiences.

More info and book (free)

Augmented Reality (AR): Looking beyond the Magic

when:  4pm - 5pm, 18 May 2022

where:  online webinar

Join us for a webinar that explores what AR is and how it can be utilized as a powerful medium for learning across the curriculum.

Paul Hamilton will share how AR is being used in authentic ways in both schools and industry. The webinar will emphasize the importance of the creation process and the associated digital skills that are introduced and consolidated in this emerging space. 

More info and book (free)

Step Away from the Essay!:
Digital options for engaging lessons

when:  2pm - 4pm, 16 May 2022

where:  DLTV Training Centre, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

Digital technology can give English teachers options that they never had before. Digital tools allow students to engage with material in a new and different ways. It can be used to provide more variety and transparency on assessment tasks.

Carolyn and Catherine will provide English teachers with a range of examples and demonstrate how technologies can be integrated into the English classroom.

More info and book ($40 DLTV members, $55 non-members)

Preparing for the classroom of the future

when:  3pm - 5pm, 9 June 2022

where:  DLTV Training Centre, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

What will a classroom look like in ten years time? How will teaching and learning be impacted? If your school could go back in time would it have designed its classrooms differently?

In this presentation Kevin Daly and Daryl English will speculate about the impact of future technologies and learning spaces. They will discuss how these will impact on both students and teachers in the near future and beyond, and provide practical advice on how schools might future-proof their investment.

More info and book ($40 DLTV members, $55 non-members)

Simple Digital Technologies with Purple Mash

when:  9am - 2:30pm, 25 May 2022

where:  DLTV Training Centre, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

DLTV sponsor 2simple presents a full day workshop for primary teachers.

Looking to cater for all student levels, manage groups and learning activities? Wanting to integrate digital technologies across the F-6 curriculum in an effective way?

Come and spend the day with like-minded educators, hear real classroom experiences and be inspired to cultivate curiosity and creativity with collaborative, engaging, cloud-based digital technology solutions mapped to the curriculum.

More info and book ($138.75 DLTV members, $185 non-members)

DLTV AGM: All members welcome

The Annual General Meeting of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria will be held on the 11th May, 2022.

We are also looking for members who wish to join the Committee of Management.

7pm: Welcome

7.05pm: Getting IT back on track - Panel Discussion

7.30pm: Guest Speakers

8pm: Annual General Meeting

Register to attend

VICTORIAN CODING CHALLENGE 2022: DLTV and MAV working together

DLTV are proud to partner with the Mathematical Assocation of Victoria (MAV) in running the Victorian Coding Challenge for a third year.

The Victorian Coding Challenge is unlike other coding courses or competitions available in Australia.

It's a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.

Each Stage One challenge (4 challenges each for Levels 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10) has been carefully constructed with engaging prompts and hints for supervising teachers.

Open to DET schools in Victoria only.

Find out more and enrol students

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUMMIT: We're a supporting partner

DLTV staff and committee members are presenting at the Digital Teaching Workshop, as part of the National Education Summit, 17-18 June.

To receive 10% discount use code DLTV22 when registering.

Register now:

VCE NEWS FROM THE VCAA: Study Design evaluation questionnaire

In 2023 the current VCE Applied Computing Study Design will be reviewed.

As part of the review process monitoring of the VCE Applied Computing Study Design is taking place this year in 2022.

This will involve teachers of VCE Applied Computing and other interested stakeholders providing feedback on the study design via a monitoring questionnaire.

The final date for the completion of the monitoring questionnaire is Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Further details are provided below:

Evaluation of VCE Applied Computing: Online monitoring questionnaire

The VCAA is monitoring the implementation of VCE Applied Computing in schools and is collecting data to inform the evaluation process.

Teachers of VCE Applied Computing, students and other interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the current VCE Applied Computing Study Design. To provide feedback, please complete the monitoring questionnaire by Tuesday 24 May 2022.

The online monitoring questionnaire is conducted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party, Qualtrics. Before completing the questionnaire, please read the important privacy information contained in the VCAA Collection Notice which is located at the start of the questionnaire. By submitting your responses, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the VCAA Collection Notice.

iPAD IN THE EARLY YEARS: Apple Professional Learning

Apple has just released their iPad in the Early Years professional development opportunity starting 26 May 2022 and running throughout the year.

In Term 2 you’re invited to join them, along with special guests such as Dr. Melinda Miller, to explore the transformative power of iPad in the early years. Spread over three weeks — 26 May to 9 June — their Term 2 sessions explore the concepts of children as explorers and enablers when using the Camera app and accessibility features on iPad.

They’ll continue our journey in Term 3 and 4 by delving into how iPad nurtures creativity and exploration through topics like movie and music making, animation, story telling, and augmented reality. Each 60 minute virtual event is hands-on. They’re designed for early years leaders and educators, prior to school leaders and educators, school support staff and technical administrators.

Learn more and reserve your spot today at


This product spotlight is contributed by DLTV industry partner Pakronics. databot 2.0 can be purchased at Pakronics.

databot™ is a power-packed scientific sensor device that streams data wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook. Weighing in at 34g and standing only 20mm high, the new Version 2.0 of this STEM device was released in February of 2022.

A rich variety of 16 included sensors plus inexpensive expansion options provides for explorations across all science domains including earth science, physics, life science, and chemistry.

Programmable and enabled for artificial intelligence projects, databot™ also packs programmable RGB LEDs and a tone generator that make it a rich resource for physical computing and developing coding skills. The free smartphone app, Vizeey™, makes it easy to begin visualizing and exploring real data.

Teachers now using the product are finding it remarkably easy to use and valuable for science exploration due to the wide variety of experiments that can be done with the included sensors. Denise Wright, a US based teacher who is a NASA volunteer and a National STEM Scholar, is exploring the possibilities for experiments that can bring theoretical textbook topics to hands-on life through data. See her video demonstration of databot™ 2.0 here.

databot™ kits include everything you need to get started immediately including a charging cable for the rechargeable battery, an external temperature probe, lanyard, and protective storage case. Due to its versatility and wide range of applications it is suitable for students stage 4 and up. databot™ kits include everything you need to get started immediately including a charging cable.


Please email DLTV office if you wish to include a teaching job opportunity in our fortnightly newsletter.

Saint Ignatius College Geelong: Digital Technologies including VCE Applied Computing

Are you looking for a sea change?

Saint Ignatius College Geelong is a Catholic Co-educational College with a student population in excess of 1300 located in Drysdale, on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula. We are a highly sort after destination by local families from Geelong and the Bellarine.

The Bellarine Peninsula is an idyllic place for you to explore. Located within close proximity to the city as well as the bay, you will find the perfect balance of relaxation and inspiration, enjoying everything the region has to offer.

We are seeking a Digital Technologies Teacher (including VCE Applied Computing) for an ongoing full time or part time position.

The starting date will be by agreement.

Please refer to College website for further information.

If you have any questions email or phone the college on 03 5251 1136 and ask for the HR Manager.

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