Curriculum: English + digital learning > School stories resource

Using ICT to support English

To access relevant software to assist with the teaching and learning of English please go to the eduSTAR catalogue

Primary Schools
Secondary Schools
  • Waxing lyrical - St Helena Secondary College: Year 7 students wrote and produced original rap songs using Microsoft Songsmith that could be used by Year 10 students who were making movies.
    AusVELS: Literacy
  • Literacy rules - Ferny Grove State School: Year 7 students use a class wiki to collaborate and access web2.0 tools to improve literacy and thinking (applicable to any year level).
    AusVELS: All Strands
  • Analysing current affairs - Varsity College:  Year 10 students analyse current affairs shows and present their findings using Windows Live Movie Maker, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Audacity.
    AusVELS: Language
  • Backchanneling - Kedron State High School: Year 10 students use backchanneling while watching a video to comment, ask questions, inquire and discuss, all without breaking the flow of the video (applicable to L4 and above).
    AusVELS: Literature, Language
  • Is ‘doh’ a real word? - Kedron State High School: Year 10 students use a number of online tools to discover the etymology of the English language while increasing their vocabulary. A wiki was used for answers and discussion.
    AusVELS: Language
  • The science of poetry - Australian Science and Mathematics School: Year 10-11. Engage reluctant students with poetry by offering relevant ways for them to form opinions and the chance to create a digital resource. Students created ‘bricks’ – digital collages of images using the internet, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
    AusVELS: Literature
  • Meet you online! - Geelong High School: A VCE teacher used web2.0 tools to share resources with students to increase their collaboration and organisation. Tools included Stixy, Diigo, Penzu and Eyeplorer (applicable to any year level).