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  • 1. GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED – RELEASE 1 RESOURCE FOR TEACHERSThis resource is designed to support you tointroduce the Ultranet in your classroom. Itshould be used in conjunction with Home CollaborativeThe Ultranet: A Guide for Students. Learning eXpressIt includes information about: Space1. Introducing your students to the Ultranet2. Safe and responsible use for students3. Using the Ultranet in the classroom4. A checklist for getting your students started. LearnerIt also points you to resources and ideas Profilethat can be used in the classroom. N! My Content S OO NG Community Space M I Connect CO Learning Getting Tasks started Utilities Actions Safety
  • 2. 1.1 INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO THE ULTRANETThe Ultranet: A Guide for Students is an interactive introductionto the Ultranet for students in printable PDF format. As a whole,it is targeted at students in Years 3 and above. However, P-2teachers may find some pages relevant to younger studentsand choose to use these alongside the P-2 posters.The characters in this guide take students on a ‘tour’ of eachspace in the Ultranet, providing ‘tips’ and advice along the way.Students can navigate to any other page within the documentby clicking on the navigation icons at the bottom of each page(similar to the navigation of the Ultranet itself), or by scrollingthrough the bookmarks or page thumbnails in the contentspane on the left-hand side.Teachers can take students through the first three pages ofthis guide as a way of introducing them to the Ultranet. Youcould put these on an interactive whiteboard or have students Cover page Page 3 – So you want a whirlwind tour of the Ultranet?access them on a computer. Provides a simple description of the Ultranet for students. Starts the guided ‘tour’ of the Ultranet. Students can hover over each icon for a description, then click through to the relevantSUPPORT AND RESOURCES page. RESOURCES* The Ultranet: A Guide for Students P-2 Posters: Being Safe on the Ultranet Getting Started: Release 1 Resource for teachers The Ultranet Support Site Page 2 – What is the Ultranet? *See page 11 for a full list of links embedded in this Lists the key things students can do in the Ultranet documentwww.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 2
  • 3. 1.2 INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO THE ULTRANETFIRST-TIME STUDENT LOGIN PASSWORD POLICYWhen logging into the Ultranet for the first time, all students You need to clearly explain the password requirements toshould be at school with appropriate support from a teacher. students (see IDAM General FAQs). Younger students mayTo access the Ultranet, students need to register with the need explicit advice on setting up a password.Department’s Identity and Access Management (IDAM) system. > Passwords must have 7 or more characters.Before registering, teachers and students should refer to: > Passwords must contain at least one character from at> page 4 of The Ultranet: A Guide for Students least three of the following:> the A4 poster, Logging students in for the first time – Lowercase (a-z)> the IDAM student FAQs (student fast cards, user guides – Uppercase (A-Z) and online tutorials coming soon). – Numeric (0-9)STUDENT REGISTRATION PROCESS – Special characters/punctuation (eg: !@#$%^&).> Student usernames and one-time passwords are auto- generated by your school’s IDAM administrator. PASSWORDS FOR P-2 AND UNGRADED STUDENTS Page 4 – Getting Started To simplify requirements while maintaining security, P-2 and> The school then prints and distributes a Welcome Letter Outlines the registration and login process for students, and ungraded students: provides a student-friendly summary of the Ultranet Terms of which contains this information for each student. > do not need to set up secret questions or 4 digit PIN Service. These should be discussed as a class.> Students register with IDAM (https://idam.education.vic. gov.au/firstuse) to change their password, and for Years > won’t be able to reset a forgotten password on their own 3-12, set up secret questions. > won’t be able to change their password outside school. RESOURCES> Currently, students can only register while connected to P-2 and ungraded students will need the following support the VicSmart school network. In future they will be able from their teachers: to register or change their password outside the school The Ultranet: A Guide for Students network. You will be advised when this service is available. > Creating passwords they can remember but which are also ‘complex 7’ compliant (the ’passphrase’ is a simple> Students need to register within 30 days of receiving their A4 Poster – Logging students into the but effective technique – see page 2 of IDAM General Welcome Letter. Ultranet for the first time FAQs for examples)STUDENTS SELF-MANAGE THEIR PASSWORDS > Resetting their passwords The Ultranet Terms of Service> Students can change and reset (if they forget) their > Keeping their passwords private. IDAM student FAQs (student fast cards, user password on the IDAM self-service site. P-2 students will be able to change their own password guides and online tutorials coming soon)> Students can change their secret questions and answers themselves (but only if they know their current one). on the IDAM self-service site. P-2 teachers are advised to keep a securely stored list of IDAM advice and support materials for schools students’ passwords.www.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 3
  • 4. 2.1 SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USE FOR STUDENTSKEY POINTS FOR STUDENTS AGREEMENTS AND SCHOOL POLICIES TOPICS FOR CLASS DISCUSSIONThe main aspects of safe and responsible use of the Ultranet The Department is clear that every student has the right tofor students are: > Why is it important to keep your password safe? feel safe from bullying at school. All forms of bullying, whether it be physical, verbal or cyber are not tolerated at any level in > Brainstorm ME, WE and SEE spaces with students.> understanding the space you are in (ME, WE or SEE) Victorian government schools. What is appropriate behaviour for these spaces?> understanding who can see your information in the > What can you do if you see something that upsets you Ultranet Students should understand that their rights and responsibilities on the Ultranet? are outlined in your school’s Student Engagement / Wellbeing> how to protect your information in the Ultranet > What are the copyright rules that you need to Policy and Acceptable Use Agreement.> how to behave in the Ultranet in a way that keeps you remember? Refer to page 7 of the student guide. safe and respects the rights of others. All students and their parents will have signed the Acceptable > What are class expectations and protocols for using Use Agreement. This is a good opportunity to talk to your the Ultranet?The ‘Safety’ section of The Ultranet: A Guide for Students students about school policies and expectations in relation to > See My Digital World: Safe and responsible use ofintroduces students to their rights and responsibilities for the the use of the Ultranet and other digital technologies. digital technologies for teaching ideas and resourcessafe and responsible use of the Ultranet: which can be integrated into the classroom curriculum.Page 5 – What kind of space am I in? Page 6 – Who can see my information in the Ultranet? Page 7 – How to be safe and respect others in the UltranetOutlines ‘ME, WE and SEE’ online spaces and how they Provides a table of ‘who can see what?’ from a student Provides basic guidelines for students on expectedrelate to the Ultranet. perspective, along with tips for students on keeping their behaviours in the Ultranet, including copyright information. information safe.www.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 4
  • 5. 2.2 SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USE FOR STUDENTSYOUR ROLE AS A SPACE MODERATOR DUTY OF CAREAll Ultranet spaces must have a moderator, whether set up by A teacher’s duty of care to students extends to any onlinestaff or students. Only teachers can be moderators. If you set environment in which students undertake their learning. Thisup a space, you automatically become the moderator of that means ensuring there is appropriate oversight of student usespace. of the Ultranet:Space Moderators in the Ultranet are responsible for > Class teachers should request access as Portfolioreviewing content regularly to check its appropriateness. Viewers to their students’ eXpress space.Teachers should make sure students understand how spaces > Be aware of your responsibilities as the moderator of aare moderated and used: space.1. Moderation by teachers > Be aware that DEECD’s filtered internet service will> Any space they join will be moderated by a teacher. not prevent student’s from linking to, or uploading, inappropriate content from outside the school’s network.> While students can set up a space, it will not become active until they have requested a teacher become a moderator and the moderator has accepted. SUPPORT AND RESOURCES> Teachers will be able to view moderator requests on their Home Page. They can be accepted or declined. The Ultranet: A Guide for Students2. Actions for students (refer page 7 of the student guide)> Every one has a responsibility to make the Ultranet a safe P-2 Posters: Being Safe on the Ultranet learning space. The Ultranet Terms of Service> By signing the school’s Acceptable Use Agreement, students have agreed to act safely and responsibly when Your school’s Acceptable Use Agreement and Reporting inappropriate content in the Ultranet using the Ultranet. Student Engagement Policy Students can report inappropriate content from the Actions> There are ways that students can help to make the Learning Online – DEECD school resource menu in the global navigation. Ultranet a safe learning space. for the safe and responsible use of technology> There are copyright rules for using material on the Ultranet. My Digital World: Safe and responsible use3. Consequences for students of digital technologies> Everything in the Ultranet can be tracked to the person Student information on the Smartcopying who posted it – no-one can post anything anonymously. website> Students can report inappropriate content, and the Pages 5–11 of Getting Started: Release 1 moderator will take appropriate action. Resource for teacherswww.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 5
  • 6. 3.1 USING THE ULTRANET IN THE CLASSROOMHOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNING CLASSROOM IDEAS FOR> Home can be used with students as a starting point to Your class can set up a Collaborative Learning Space to work discussing the nature of a private ME space, or exploring together. It is a good way to collaborate and share work. To COLLABORATIVE LEARNING the Ultranet navigation. introduce students to Collaborative learning you could: Class activities for Collaborative Learning could include:> Students can use Home to explore the Web 2.0 > explain the tabs on the Collaborative Learning landing > small group tasks applications available in the Ultranet. It is a good place to page – ‘Spaces I own’, ‘Spaces I belong to’ and ‘Available > whole class projects try new things before participating in a shared WE space. spaces’ (see below right). > a cross-class project> The default application for students on their Home page is > demonstrate how to search for a space the Notices Viewer. > planning an excursion or camp > set up a space and invite students to join it > discussing a book or issue > take students through the different kinds of spaces – private, restricted and open. In general, Collaborative > preparing a list of class norms Learning Spaces should be private or restricted so you See page 23 of Getting Started – Release 1 Resource for have control over who is using your space. Teachers for more classroom ideas.Page 8 – Home Page 9 – Collaborative Learning Collaborative Learning landing pageOutlines things students can do in their Home space including Provides examples of Collaborative Learning spaces and Explain the tabs on this page to students and show them how‘Things to Try’. Provides a description of an application and a outlines the difference between ‘Private’, ‘Restricted’ and to search for a space.portlet. ‘Open’ spaceswww.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 6
  • 7. 3.2 USING THE ULTRANET IN THE CLASSROOMEXPRESS SPACE – OVERVIEW LEARNING GOALS AND LEARNING COMMUNITY> The eXpress Space is a place for students to set Learning PORTFOLIOS Students may want to set up their own Community spaces. Goals, think about their learning and collect evidence to Has your school established a shared understanding of These spaces need a teacher moderator. show their progress. how Learning Goals and Learning Portfolios can support When advising students about setting up spaces, teachers students? If so, you are ready to start planning how you will should discuss:> It is important that students understand who can see what use these with your students: in their eXpress Space, including their eXpress profile. > the purpose of the space > Identify strategies for setting Learning Goals > appropriate naming conventions> The Learning Goals page incorporates a wiki for students to record, share and reflect on their Learning Goals. > Consider how you will support students to develop > whether the space should be ‘private’ or ‘restricted’ Learning Portfolios (generally a student-owned space should not be ‘open’)> The Learning Portfolio page incorporates a wiki for > membership of the space students to collate evidence of their learning, and a blog > Consider assessment of, as and for learning > managing content in the space and how it will operate. to reflect on their progress. > Incorporate the use Web 2.0 for collaboration and reflection Students also need to understand that they must be ‘co- > Use resources and examples of Learning Goals and owners’ of their space with the teacher who moderates that Learning Portfolios (see page 9). space.Page 10 – eXpress Space – Overview Page 11 – eXpress Learning Goals and Learning Portfolio Page 12 – CommunityIntroduces students to the eXpress Space as a personal, WE Describes the purpose of Learning Goals and Learning Provides examples of Community spaces and how studentsspace that their teachers and parents can see. Explains who Portfolios in the Ultranet. can use them.can see their eXpress Profile page.www.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 7
  • 8. 3.3 USING THE ULTRANET IN THE CLASSROOMMY CONTENT AND CONNECT ACTIONS AND UTILITIES APPLICATIONSKey principles to relay to students in relation to content: It is important that students are shown how to report There are over 30 applications that can be added to a space inappropriate content, access help through the Support Site in the Ultranet. To introduce these to students, teachers can:> managing their storage quota – note that only ‘eXpress’ and ‘personal’ content contribute to a user’s quota and log out of the Ultranet. > set up an activity where students match applications with For ‘Report Inappropriate Content’, your class you could their description> safe and responsible uploading of content explore the ‘reason’ categories provided (see page 5). > help students consider which applications work best for> the ‘endorsed’ content repository contains quality-assured Changing the theme, layout and applications from the Actions which space and develop a buddy system to share ideas content that has been cleared for IP and copyright menu are easy ways to introduce students to the Ultranet. > demonstrate how to set up more advanced applications> the Connect icon takes students outside the Ultranet, but Teachers should also explain to students that they can search such as Wiki display, Polls Display or Slide Show all Connect content is also housed within ‘endorsed’. for other students using Utilities > Find People, but this only > provide guidance on safe and appropriate websites toAs a teacher, you can upload content to the school repository allows them to see their eXpress Profile. feature in RSS feeds and iFrames.for students to access. However, students cannot upload tothe school repository. Finally, teachers may need to show students how to access For a full list of applications, see page 32 of Getting Started – and use their email. This should include a discussion about Release 1 Resource for Teachers.There will be a significant upgrade to content in Release 2. appropriate use.Page 13 – My Content and Connect Page 14 – Actions and Utilities Page 15 – ApplicationsExplains the different types of content students can search for Lists all the things students can do / access from the Actions A snapshot of the applications students would mostin the Ultranet and their storage quota. and Utilities menus. commonly use in the Ultranet.www.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 8
  • 9. 3.4 USING THE ULTRANET IN THE CLASSROOM CLASSROOM IDEAS RESOURCES > Use the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to introduce the Ultranet to students. The Ultranet: A Guide for Students > Student presentation: ask students to work in groups to explore one space per group in the Student resources on the Ultranet Support Ultranet, students present their findings to the class Site on the IWB. > Students work individually or in small groups to go Online Support Module 1: The Ultranet – through an Ultranet Treasure Hunt. 21st-Century Learning, Online Communities, Navigating the Ultranet > Brainstorm what students would like to do on the Ultranet. Use Freemind to make a Mind Map. Online Support Module 2: Collaborate, > As a group, set up a Collaborative Learning Space Communicate and Create in the Ultranet for a class. Think, Pair, Share what would the space Online Support Module 3a: Professional could be used for and what applications are needed. Learning and Reflection – Teacher eXpress > Students can make a photo-story or movie to introduce the Ultranet to their parents. Online Support Module 3b: Goal Setting, Reflection and Learning Portfolio – Student > Use MonkeyJam or Pivot to make an animation eXpress about being safe on the the Ultranet. > Students could make a podcast to talk about how Online Support Module 4: Teachers they would like to use the Ultranet or describe how Connecting and Collaborating – Design it works. Online Support Module 5: Student > Jigsaw activity using the IWB or paper cut-outs: Collaboration and Learning – Collaborative match up the application name with the function Learning or description, or the navigation icons with their names. Online Support Module 6: Establishing > Show students the Being Safe on the Ultranet online School Communities – Community posters, download a comic-making program such as Getting Started Information Guide: Comic Life or Make Belief Comix and ask students eXpress Learning Portfolio to make their own comics on safe and responsible behaviour on the Ultranet. Getting Started Information Guide: > Use The Ultranet: A Guide for Students for eXpress Learning Goals reading activities, such as Literature Circles or Getting Started: Release 1 Cloze activities. Resource for teacherswww.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 9
  • 10. CHECKLIST FOR GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED 1. INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO THE ULTRANET 2. SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USE FOR STUDENTS 3. USING THE ULTRANET IN THE CLASSROOM I know when, where and how my school is bringing our I am familiar with my school’s programs and strategies I have identified ways to incorporate Collaborative students onto the Ultranet. for addressing safe and responsible online behaviour. Learning spaces into classroom activities. I understand the student registration process in the I am familiar with cybersafety teaching and learning My students have had the opportunity to customise Identity and Access Management (IDAM) system. resources. their Home page. I have copies of the Logging Students In for the First I have established expectations in my classroom for My students know how to find, use and store content in Time A4 poster for use in my classroom. safe and responsible use of the Ultranet. the Ultranet. I have reviewed The Ultranet: A Guide for Students My students understand their responsibilities and have My students know how to access their email in the and know how I will be using it with my students. signed an Acceptable Use Agreement in relation to the Ultranet. I have copies of the Being Safe on the Utranet Ultranet and other digital technologies. I have introduced students to the applications in the posters for use in my classroom (for P-2 students). My students understand the difference between ME, Ultranet. My students understand the Ultranet Terms of Service. WE and SEE spaces in the online environment and My students know how to search for and set up a how these apply to the Ultranet. space in the Ultranet. I have identified which Ultranet spaces my students will be using when they first log in. My students understand who can see what on the Ultranet. My students understand the difference between My students understand that all Collaborative Learning private, restricted and open spaces. and Community spaces are moderated by a teacher. My students know how to access help and resources I understand my duty of care in relation to student in the Ultranet support site. use of the Ultranet, including my responsibilities as a moderator in the Ultranet.www.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 10
  • 11. LINKS EMBEDDED IN THIS DOCUMENT NOTE: For all Ultranet support site materials, log into the Ultranet first, then copy and paste the link into your browser. RESOURCE LINK ADDRESS The Ultranet: A Guide for Students https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/sc/sites/Connections2010/ultranet/Resources/Ultranet-student-guide.pdf A4 Poster – Logging students in for the first time https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/sc/sites/Connections2010/ultranet/Resources/Student-posters-logging-in.pdf IDAM student FAQs (student fast cards, user https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/olt/idam/Documents/IDAM%20FAQs%20Students.pdf guides and online tutorials coming soon) IDAM advice and support materials for schools https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/olt/idam/default.aspx https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/sc/sites/Connections2010/ultranet/Resources/Prep-to-2-Posters-Being-Safe- P-2 Posters: Being Safe on the Ultranet On-The-Ultranet.pdf The Ultranet Terms of Service www.education.vic.gov.au/management/ultranet/tos.htm Learning Online www.education.vic.gov.au/management/elearningsupportservices/www/default.htm My Digital World www.education.vic.gov.au/management/elearningsupportservices/www/educate/tchlearn.htm Student information on the Smartcopying website www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/1016 The Ultranet Support Site www.ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/home Module 1: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-1 Module 2: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-2 Module 3: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-3 Online Support Modules Module 4: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-4 Module 5: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-5 Module 6: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-6 eXpress Learning Portfolio: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/idc/groups/public/@endorsed/@system/documents/ document/nmf4wt.pdf Getting Started Information Guides eXpress Learning Goals: https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/idc/groups/public/@endorsed/@system/documents/ document/99jhwe.pdf Getting Started: Release 1 https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/sc/sites/Connections2010/ultranet/Resources/Getting-Started-Release1- Resource for teachers Resource-for-Teachers.pdfwww.ultranet.vic.edu.au THE ULTRANET – GETTING YOUR STUDENTS STARTED (RELEASE 1) 11
  • 12. Published by the Department of Educationand Early Childhood DevelopmentMelbourne, July 2010© State of Victoria (Department of Educationand Early Childhood Development) 2010 An educational institution situated in Australia which is not conducted for profit, or a bodyThe copyright in this document is owned by the responsible for administering such an institution,State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early may copy and communicate the materials, otherChildhood Development), or in the case of some than third-party materials, for the educationalmaterials, by third parties (third-party materials). purposes of the institution.No part may be reproduced by any process exceptin accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Authorised by the Department of Education Act 1968, the National Education Access and Early Childhood Development, Licence for Schools (NEALS) (see right) or 2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne, Victoria, with permission. 3002.