Update: We are very excited to be releasing a new look and feel for Scootle Community.
With the school holidays coming we will be working hard to deliver the greatest Scootle Community to date.
Our timelines may have changed
but not our commitment
to building strong communities of practice.
Scootle Community is a secure and social online professional learning network for all Australian educators from Pre-service teachers through to Principals. It’s a platform facilitated to promote collegial collaboration, questioning and connecting with networks of like minded professionals based on sharing educational interests or curriculum focus.
Scootle Community provides to educators across the country a hub to discuss the Australian Curriculum and National Professional Standards for teachers and functionality to assist teachers finding filtered resources, discussions and events to support their implementation.
Community enables sharing of ideas, access to curriculum information and resources, teaching ideas, and opportunities to collaborate within a framework which is scaffolded, pedagogically relevant, curriculum-linked, practical and inspirational. Users are able to access the Scootle Community from mobile devices and home and school computers, and personalise their experience to optimise its relevance and applicability to their teaching context
The Scootle Community Enhancement Project which is currently under way with aims to provide significant additions to a number of the platforms functionalities including search mechanisms, site analytics, further structuring and development of networks, improve the user experience and design, enhance the social media tie-ins and improve mobile performance.
While users will recognise significant change to the Community as of this Thursday, the immediate transition will represent what is just the beginning of the additions and enhancements which will continue to be rolled out into what will be a dynamic professional learning hub for Australia’s educators.
Below are some screenshots of Scootle Community’s beta testing environment which represent some of the visual and navigation enhancements planned for Scootle Community. *Please note that users can expect to see some of the pictured changes from the afternoon of Thursday 26th of June.