The Ultranet is an online learning environment that:supports high quality learning and teachingconnects students, teachers and parents; and enables the sharing of information and knowledge.It is a state-wide, secure website that teachers, students and parents can access via the internet. The Ultranet gives every Victorian government school community the opportunity to participate in a learning environment of the future.
Connects – teachers, students and parents within this school, and to communities in other schools across Victoria.Supports – students to understand an online environment and why sharing and gathering information online is important. Gives students an opportunity to learn new skills and apply them in their work. Prepares – students for work and life in a digital world. Shows them how to create and share information, who can see it, and how to be safe online, in a secure environment. Create, plan and share – which means more interesting and relevant activities for kids, and gives teachers access to resources and like-minded communities.
Schools will use the Ultranet differently depending on the focus they think is most relevant to their community. In our school in the next twelve months, our student focus will be on:Examples: <The school to add their own plans for the student focus for Ultranet implementation> Set personal learning goals and monitor their progressJoin online learning communities around topics they are interested in or are studying for a school projectSearch for great resources to use for school projects.Use Web 2.0 tools to collaborate with their parents, teachers and other students. Submit tasks online and get feedback from teachers.Store all their work and learning in one place.Share their progress and learning with their parents.
This page shows a sample of a Teacher Home page.On this page the teacher can easily access their school notices, requests from other teachers and they can at any time see who their Learning Contacts are.
You will be able to access the Ultranet at your own convenience, from any computer with internet access, and at a time that suits you.You will have access to:Home page - navigate from the Home page to see your child’s learning information, our school information and parent communitiesLearner Profile - where you can access your child’s attendance records, timetables, homework, learning progress information, teacher feedback and your child’s Learning Goals and Learning PortfolioCommunity Spaces - where the latest school news and events will be posted and you can get involved in school-based groups, clubs or activities
This is a sample parent Home Page. You can see that you are linked to your child’s profile, you can view notices form our school and see the spaces that you have joined. From the home page, if you click on the Learner Profile button (under the student’s picture) it will take straight to their Learner Profile. (GO TO NEXT SLIDE)
The UltranetParent information Nossal High School
What is the Ultranet? The Ultranet is an online learning environment that:
enables the sharing of information and knowledge.
The Ultranet gives every Victorian government school community the opportunity to participate in a learning environment of the future.
What does the Ultranet do? Connects you to the whole school community, your child and their teachers Supports your child’s learning Gives you access to your child’s learning progress Prepares your child for life and work in the 21st century Gives teachers tools to create and plan learning activities and share resources
How is privacy protected? Strict privacy and security controls Online community restricted to schools Users can only access appropriate information Parents/guardians CAN see: information about your child/or students in your care information from the school that they attend. Parents/guardians CANNOT see: information about any other students information about any other school. More privacy information is available in The Ultranet: An introduction for parents
Our timeline for the Ultranet All teachers in our school are trained In 2011, students in Years 9 and 10 log in From January 2011, parents will be invited to log in From 2011 our school will use the Ultranet more and more in our classrooms
How will students use the Ultranet? Set personal learning goals Join online learning communities Search for great resources Use Web 2.0 tools Submit tasks online and get feedback Store school work online Share learning progress with parents
How will teachers use the Ultranet? Build relationships and share knowledge and resources Design online learning activities Provide feedback to students and parents Access student data to inform curriculum planning Plan, deliver and assess learning activities online
What access will parents have? Ultranet will be available to you anywhere, anytime You will have access to: Home page – navigate from the Home page to see your child, our school and parent communities Learner Profile - where you can see an overview of your child’s learning progress including attendance records, timetables, homework and teacher feedback Community Spaces - where the latest school news and events will be posted
Parents will see…Learner Profile This shows an overview of student learning information. You can drill down for more information from this page.
How do parents get access? Parents will receive a Welcome Letter in February Parents need to register using the information provided in the letter Parents can then log into the Ultranet using their username and password created during the registration process Sample Welcome Letter
How can you find out more? The Ultranet: An introduction for parentsbooklet distributed in late October/November Ultranet Welcome Letter that we will distribute in February Ultranet online parent user manual including How to videos, tutorials and translated materials at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/ultranet What’s the Big Idea? Ultranet introduction Ultranet websitehttp://www.education.vic.gov.au/ultranet
Need more help? If you cant access the Internet at home: Please visit your local Public Library for free access to computers and the Internet If you have any further concerns please contact: Director of e Learning Ms. Sheryl Thompson 03 8762 4600