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Big History Project Schools Connect via Video Conference


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ELECTROBOARD,The BIG History Project and Macquarie ICT Innovation Centre partnered to connect
20 schools across Australia via video conference.

The schools Ambarvale High, Bendigo South East College, Brentwood Secondary College, Crestwood High, Footscray City College, Kelmscott Senior High School, Luther College, Mater Christi  College, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Narara Valley High, Narrabeen Sports High School, Nossal High,
Otari School, Ringwood Secondary College, Riverside Girls High, SCEGGS Redlands,
Smiths Hill High, St Aidan’s Anglican High School, Tasmanian eSchool, and Warrandyte High School participated in a workshop facilitated by Tracy Sullivan from The Big History Project.

The  schools viewed  the exciting content available to students as well as the areas designed for teachers. Through the Big History Project students and teachers can work together in a purpose built online learning environment. The content for the Big History Project will ultimately be free, but it is currently being piloted by schools globally. Narara Valley High in NSW is a pilot school for the project. In 2013 the number of  participating schools who will increase to 20-25.

Professor David Christian from Macquarie University is the lead in this project which is supported by Bill
Gates.
Last year at the See Share Shape Conference held by ELECTROBOARD,Professor Christian inspired hundreds of teachers with his view of History.

For more information or to become part of the 2012 large pilot school team go to www.bighistoryproject.com or email tracy.sullivan@mq.edu.au

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