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Kember, Deborah; Brandenburg, Tony; Murphy, Angela – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
The ACCE position statement for creating media enriched learning communities targets all stakeholders in educational policy and practice who influence the future of learning, schools, and systems. Stakeholders include policy-makers in government, national and international organisations, professional networks and institutions, school leaders,…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Building Design, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Vincent, John – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
The interactive whiteboard is a relatively new technology in Australian classrooms, especially in early years settings. This article reports on a case study in which an interactive whiteboard was placed in a Prep (Year 0) classroom in a Melbourne primary school. The teacher was then observed by making both audio and video recordings to watch for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Case Studies, Teacher Student Relationship
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Erikson, Debbie; Grant, Wendy – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
This article is an evaluation of the use of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) as a teaching and learning medium from the perspectives of students in Years 5 and 7 at Firbank Grammar School, in Victoria. It replicates a study undertaken in the United Kingdom by Wall, Higgins and Smith (2005). Fifty-six Year 5 students and 82 Year 7 students at the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Lyons, Terry – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
This paper presents findings from the SiMERR National Survey concerning the need priorities of secondary ICT teachers for professional development, resources and student learning experiences. The findings--drawn from a survey of 237 secondary ICT teachers across Australia--provide an opportunity to compare the needs of teachers working in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Educational Resources, Teacher Surveys
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Lloyd, Margaret; Cochrane, Janet – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
Professional development for teachers is often described as a journey. This paper, using the findings from a small-scale study interrogating professional development in ICT, offers the alternate metaphor of an interwoven Celtic knot to explain this phenomenon. It will show how the four key elements identified as being critical to creating the most…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Information Technology, Staff Development, Professional Development