Weeks 2-4

In Week 2 students will be using the camera to take photos and have their portrait photo taken (these photos are saved on the photos drive for students to use later in the term). We also visited the class norms as they pertain to multimedia class, including “the listening position”, “Ergonomics [correct sitting at the table with a laptop]) and class rules.

Week 3

Students watched videos on an aspect of Cybersafety



Grade 1&2


Grade 3&4


Grade 5&6


 Week 4

Grade Prep: did a lesson on computer parts, they focused on the mouse using a class set of mice learning “Left click”, “Right Click” and “Double Left Click” they finished the lesson by colouring in a worksheet on computer parts.

Grade 1&2: Used the whiteboard to interactively complete jigsaw puzzles related to the previous lesson’s website on cyber safety before colouring in a worksheet of the characters from the previous weeks lesson.

Grade 3&4: Students created a poster reflecting their learning intention and success criteria of their previous  lesson on cybersafety.

Grade 5&6: Students created a poster reflecting their learning intention and success criteria of their previous  lesson on cybersafety. Linking the dangers in cyberspace with the practices that keep them safe.


Meet The Teacher (ICT)

Welcome to the Multimedia Centre

Christiaan Pieter Van Taarling

Hi, I’m Christiaan Van Taarling, the Multimedia teacher. Students at St Albans East will receive a 1 hour ICT lesson each week in their classroom. The aim of these lessons is to develop the knowledge and skills in the use of multimedia equipment and computer software and then apply the knowledge and skills in their life and other areas of learning. Competencies learnt in multimedia are applied to other curriculum areas and affect all facets of their life. Therefore Multimedia seeks to create skills that benefit students as lifelong learners.  Multimedia is not just about computers, many of the activities that the children will be involved in use cameras, printers, scanners and even robots. They will use communication resources to communicate and collaborate, including email, Wikis and Stile. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with your children. If you would like to know about what your child is learning in ICT then regularly visit my blog at: http://mrvantaarling.global2.vic.edu.au/

You are welcome to contact me at the eLearning office in building 3.

Thank you,

Christiaan Van Taarling. computer-guy-1a2mt1v.png

Welcome to 2015


MM laptop cart

MM laptop cart

With the new year there are a few changes to the delivery of multimedia lessons at St Albans East. First there is an extra classroom which uses room 22 which was the computer laboratory last year. This has meant there is no computer lab. We are waiting for a laptop trolley to be delivered so that the Lab computers can be delivered to the classrooms for multimedia lessons. So Multimedia has gone mobile at the school. The trolley is not expected till week 4 or 5.