Education

We know that the next generation are the key to making a more sustainable planet. It’s how we engage them now that will make the difference.

MobileMuster provides practical curriculum material and engaging supporting resources for the classroom. Our Mobile Connections program allows students to look at the impact of mobile technology and encourages them to take action for a sustainable future. Access our resources below:

Teachers can download our High School Curriculum Guide, access our Primary School lessons and participate in our accredited professional learning course. Students can access our digital library and book which contains narrated videos, stunning images, interactive activities and detailed text to help you design and implement positive actions for sustainability.

Schools can run a muster in their community and take positive actions for sustainability. Join our program and we will send you a school kit to get you started. The kit contains material to help you learn about recycling and instructions on how to design, implement and run a muster at school.

Enter our film competition to encourage the community to recycle. Competition entries are due 23 September 2019. We have some great technology prizes and resources to help you create your film.

We encourage teachers to use our education resources please read our educational use statement for further informaiton.

Curriculum Guide

Mobile Connections is aligned to the Australian Geography curriculum and the relevant state and territory curriculum. The Curriculum Guides provides an exemplar for how to develop technology rich inquiry based teaching and learning programs.

  • Mobile Connections – High School Geography (Second edition 2019) addresses key inquiry questions in the Geography of Interconnections content area and covers personal connections, technology, trade, production and consumption all through the lens of a mobile phone.
  • Mobile Connections – Primary supports the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority and links to the Humanities and social sciences subject area. It uses the Mobile Connections digital library and book to support the teaching and learning program in the classroom.
  • Mobile Connections – Early Learning provides educators with information and resources about sustainable practices that can be promoted within the early childhood setting. It provides children with greater understanding of their relationship with the world and the impact of their actions on the environment.

 

Mobile Connections - High School

Mobile Connections – High School Geography (68 pages)

Includes over 20 lessons on the topic covering personal connections, tourism, commerce, futures and sustainability action. Provides options for assessment and fieldwork. Details stimulus material, suggested apps and online resources.

Mobile Connections - Primary

Mobile Connections – Primary

Explores the life cycle of our mobile technology and how we can take action to ensure we recycle responsibly. It uses the Sustainability Action Process to take action in your school community.

Mobile Connections - Early Learning

Mobile Connections – Early Learning

The activities enable children to learn about recycling and sustainability through sensory and play-based learning.

Professional Development

We have partnered with Cool Australia to create a 2 hour accredited professional learning course to support the teaching of our Mobile Connections program. The Geographical Inquiry Made Simple course will develop your understanding of the geography inquiry process and how it applies to the development of technology rich and sustainability focused teaching and learning.

This online professional development course is on-demand, so you can learn anytime and anywhere. It is also accredited in each state and territory. In this course, you’ll learn:

  • How to plan a geographical inquiry unit.
  • How to enrich your inquiry through the use of technology.
  • How to incorporate sustainability into your inquiry.
  • How to extend student learning through student-led action.
  • How to engage students in real world geographical learning through the Mobile Connections resources.

New South Wales Teachers
We have partnered with the Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre to offer NSW teachers a free face-to-face professional development course available at multiple locations across the greater Sydney area and regional NSW.

The Geography Action course will unpack the Mobile Connections program and explore the use of technology and sustainability in the geographical inquiry process. This course will contribute 2 hours towards NESA registered professional development.

Register to attend the free professional learning course hosted by the Field of Mars

Digital Library

The digital library provides easy access to animations and interactive tools that will bring Mobile Connections to life in the classroom. The digital multimodal book is designed to support the Mobile Connections teaching and learning program. It is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device or ePUB on your smartphone, tablet, e-reader or computer.

iBook

Mobile Connections Apple Book

The digital book contains narrated videos, stunning images, interactive activities and detailed text to help students design and implement positive actions for sustainability.

 

Environmental

Environmental Calculator

Recycling efforts — big and small have a lasting, positive affect on our environment. Enter the number of mobile phones, or the kilograms into the calculator and see the impact you made with your own eyes!

Phone Quiz

What’s In a Phone Quiz

Take a look at our interactive quiz and learn how our phones are made and the materials that go into making them work.

Run a Muster

Running a muster at school is a great opportunity for students to take action for the environment and get involved in setting up a practical recycling program in their community. It will also encourage students to take their knowledge with them as they become active users of mobile phones and have to make decisions about their use, reuse and recycling.

Our resources will provide you with the information and motivation to run a muster at school.  Register your school and learn more about how to run a successful event.