Sep, 2014

Tip - Preparing for the school holiday break

Once you return from holidays, if you find the internet not working, we suggest:

  • Turn off your modem.
  • Turn off any routers or switches you have (If applicable).
  • Turn off your computer.
  • Wait for 60 seconds.
  • Turn your modem on, wait 60 seconds.
  • Turn any routers or switches on (If applicable)
  • Turn your computer on

The friendly staff on our Helpdesk will be available as usual during the holidays, should you require assistance please contact State Library of Victoria, Community IT Support on 8664 7001 or Free Call 1800 629 835

Aug, 2014

Tip - Troubleshooting techniques

Your computer won’t start, the screen goes blank, the program freezes, error messages pop up on the screen and you don’t know why. Sound familiar? Most people have experienced a problem with the computer or will at some point. When a problem occurs, don’t panic! Try these basic troubleshooting techniques to identify the problem.

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Jul, 2014

Kindergarten IT Program
New Training Schedule Aug - Nov 2014

The training is open to Kindergarten teachers, assistants and committee members.
All training is provided free of charge and is delivered face-to-face in small groups.

View the New Training Schedule Aug - Nov 2014

To view the course outlines, venues and enrol online visit: elearning.kindergarten.vic.gov.au
OR fill out the Paper Enrolment Form

Aug 2014

Website Spotlight

St Johns Kindergarten Croydon

Want to find out more about Community Kindergarten Web Publishing? We put a spotlight on some of the new websites being created and managed by Kindergartens...

“We were searching for a user-friendly CMS that would be used across our Kindergarten Committee and Staff. We knew how important a good one was and we desperately needed to update ours.


Aug 2014

What's on - Children's activities at the State Library of Victoria

Keep the kids entertained with activities, most of which are free. Kids and parents can have fun with books and activities in the Play Pod in the Courtyard, or enjoy a game of chess. We run school holiday programs, tours especially designed to help children explore our collections and sessions where parents can introduce children to reading.

Once upon a time: a world of children’s picture book art

Let your imagination run wild in this free exhibition celebrating the world of children’s picture book art. See classic characters like Blinky Bill and the Magic Pudding.

Read more... Whats on- Childrens activities at the Library

Jul, 2014

Tip – Lock an iPad into one App

Guided Access is a setting that allows you to temporarily lock an iPad into one App at a time. This is particularly useful if you are using the iPad with children; they can stay focused on the activity and won’t be able to exit the game or access other features of the iPad until you unlock this feature with a passcode.

Note - This Tip is based on an iPad 2 IOS 7, different versions may vary. Guided Access is available in IOS 6 onwards.

Read more... Tip – Lock an iPad into one App

Jun, 2014

Tip –Using your mouse scroll wheel

The mouse scroll wheel is located in the middle of the left and right buttons of your mouse. It’s commonly used for easy scrolling up and down through a document or web page but has a few other functions when using it as a third button.

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June, 2014

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