Cyber Crime

20 03 2013

Cyber Crime, what is it and what does it involve, well lets find out!  Behind the News has posted a really great story about Cyber Crime and by watching this short video you can begin to understand how big a problem Cyber Crime is.

1. Before you watch, predict what you think Cyber Crime is all about.

2. Discuss it with the student next to you.

3. Now watch the video and answer the questions on the handout.

the video link is here also check out this one on Malware 

4. To help answer Q.11 & Q.12 open this link, it has a lot of definitions on all things realted to computers.

5. Now post a comment about one of the issues raised in the video.

Perhaps you can think about whether it is really stealing if you download something for free from the Internet without the permission of the owner. For example, many sites called Torrent sites often have movies, music and programs that can be  downloaded by people for free, without the consent of the owner. What do you think about this? Please respond thoughtfully thinking about the rightful income of the creator of the material.

Also perhaps you could comment about preventative measures you might take to avoid being a victim of cyber crime.

6. Well done if you made this far, now  go to this site, where there is some really funny short videos about a family called the Jones and the problems they face in the online environment. You can also take the short quiz about how much you know about staying safe online.


Okay grade 5/6 here is a cyber smart on line quiz for you to try, just click on the link


Mr Randall

Lilydale 2013 – Swimming Carnival

20 03 2013

Well the 2013 senior swimming carnival was definitely a big success, with lots of records being smashed.  Being my first swimming carnival at Lilydale, I must admit to being really impressed, not just with  all the records being broken but more so with the level of participation from all the students. There was also great support given from students to other students, making the day not just about the fastest swimmer, but about having a go and enjoying yourself, no matter what level your at.  So well done to all who attended and participated.


To finish, I would like to ask you to comment about the day, perhaps on some of the highlights from your perspective, and/or I would also like to get your view on how important participation  in activities is. Perhaps think about how, if we support each other, people feel more confident to join in, and how that can benefit  each others learning.



Mr Randall

Antibiotics – Accidental discovery of the century

20 03 2013

Hi all,


This week I thought we might take a look at one of the most important medical discovers in history. The discovery of antibiotics, and the first was the antibiotic known as penicillin. Before the advent of penicillin, a simple scratch, could if infected, be life threatening. However since their advent and use, bacteria have been slowly building up their resistance and scientists have had to continually develop new types of antibiotics to stay ahead of the bacteria. To better understand how antibiotics work,  how they were discovered, and how we can help combat the growing antibiotic resistance in super bugs, have a look at this Behind the News short video.

Video is Here – Open this link in a new window by right clicking

After watching the video, spend some time looking at the Related Information Bar, just to the left of the video. Explore each title to learn more about antibiotics.

After your research, take time  to post a comment on any of the  issues raised in the video, or other related information on antibiotics.  PLEASE keep in mind that comments are all moderated, so write thoughtful responses to the topic or in response to each other. Please use correct punctuation and grammar, no slang, or sms language.

Some topics to comment on could include:

How important was the discover of antibiotics?

How did antibiotics change our lives?

Is it important for everyone to use antibiotics appropriately?

What could be the result if we don’t take care to not overuse antibiotics?

Have you or someone you know ever had a bad infection that required antibiotics?

Imagine a world without antibiotics, what do you think the results on life expectancy might be?

Mr Randall



Hey Grade 7/8A…. how about a chat about the best things about school in 2013? What things have really grabbed you this year?

14 03 2013

Welcome to the Lilydale 7/8 Classroom

28 02 2013

This blog has been set up to create a space where both students and teachers can utilise ICT (information Communication Technology) to aid in our learning experience. Its a place where you can login and communicate with your teachers and fellow students on a range of relevant topics.

In getting started I wanted to reflect on the 2013 Tasmanian bush fires, as I’m sure you are aware, earlier this year Tasmania experienced some of the worst bush fires in quiet a while. Thankfully very few lives were lost, but still many people lost their homes, possessions and lively hoods. Perhaps the hardest hit place in Tasmania was the town of Dunalley, with many homes destroyed and the local school. So perhaps a good place to start might be to have a look at the video created by some of the students from Dunalley school about the affects of the fire and the rebuilding of the town. Another interesting video can be found here.
After watching the two short videos, return to the blog and add a comment about what you think of the video and how it might feel from your perspective, to have lost your home and all your possessions. REMEMBER the blog is moderated so please follow netiquette rules and have fun.
Image: ‘Hell’s gate

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26 02 2013

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