Video Conferencing 2020
Haylee Rivers video conferencing February 2020 Image: Abram Powell
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During this virtual excursion, students will have the opportunity to connect with a First Nations educator and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Students will learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures including language groups, the flags and Country, and additionally explore The Dreaming, sustainability, the Stolen Generation, tools and technologies, and more.

The virtual excursions will be held online via Zoom. After your booking, an email will be sent with your confirmed session details and the Zoom link.



Stage 3

Geography

GE3-1 Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments.

GE3-2 Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments.

GE3-3 Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments.

Content

Students:

Investigate the ways people change the natural environment in Australia and another country (ACHGK026, ACHGK027)

Investigate how the natural environment influences people and places (ACHGK028)

History

HT3-1 Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia.

HT3-2 Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time.

Content

The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of inhabitants (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)


Available on various Tuesdays and Thursdays in October and November 2021.


$100 per class (up to 30 students), plus $50 for each additional class within the same school.


Any changes to numbers or cancellations must be made in writing by emailing Group.Bookings@australian.museum before the date for Final Confirmation (14 days prior to your visit).

Sessions require a minimum of 20 students to go ahead. While we make all attempts to combine schools to reach the minimum, we may cancel sessions if this minimum number cannot be reached.


Final booking numbers must be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the scheduled visit.

A tax invoice will be issued prior to your visit based on Final Confirmation details.


A tax invoice based on Final Confirmation details will be issued prior to your visit or session.

Please advise at the time of booking if the tax invoice needs to be issued to a different contact name or email address. NSW Department of Education schools that use the EDConnect payment system should advise this at time of booking and provide a purchase order number if required.

Our payment terms are nett 14 days. However, it is the AM’s strong preference that bookings be paid in full prior to the visit.

Adjustments on the day – the AM will adjust the invoice amount and you must pay the difference where:
i) Group numbers increase from Final Confirmationnumbers; or
ii) the Group changes to a more expensive booking/ticket.

The adjusted invoice payment terms are nett 14 days. To be clear, where numbers are less than Final Confirmation numbers, no deductions or refunds will be given.

Group Bookings Terms and Conditions


Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before making a booking and refer to our Privacy statement outlining how we deal with your personal information.


To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via video conference you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop

For a whole class or group connecting together you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up

If connecting on individual devices you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.


Students need to be supervised at all times during the virtual excursion. If students are connecting via individual computers, please remind them to turn their cameras and microphones off unless asking a question.