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Price, Ken – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
In this article Tasmanian Society for IT in Education's (TASITE's) Ken Price provides a brief glimpse into recent NASITE-assisted projects and events that have helped to extend teachers' and students' understanding of ICT in education, and the new Digital Technologies curriculum.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Lee, Chwee Beng – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
As technologies have become an integral part of our lives, the way we read and understand text has changed drastically. In this paper, we discuss how various technologies support learners' reading and writing skills within the context of meaningful learning. Next, using elaborated cases, we argue that situating learners in problem solving…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Technology Uses in Education, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Henderson, Michael; de Zwart, Melissa – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
This article represents the submission of the "Australian Council for Computers in Education's" (AACE) response to the Australian Government's Department of Communications' initiative for "Enhancing Online Safety for Children." Henderson and de Zwart agree that children and their educators and caregivers are in serious need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Child Safety
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Romeo, Geoff; Lloyd, Marg; Downes, Toni – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
This paper contextualises the Teaching Teachers of the Future (TTF) Project and acts as a preamble for the TTF stream of papers at ACEC2012. It discusses the aims and objectives of the project, its genesis in a changing educational and political landscape, the use of TPACK as a theoretical scaffold, and briefly report on the operations of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, National Surveys, Preservice Teachers
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Clements, Di; Grover, David; Grover, Pam; Hearne, Dominic; Knipe, Steven; Martin, Kim; Pazzi, Georgina; Pollard, Edward; Prestridge, Sarah – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Transformational leadership is essential in education as it empowers educators to make positive changes to the way they think, feel and act in improving learning for all. Reflection is a vital element of leading the change process. In relation to participating in the ACCE study tour experience, reflection allows one to sit and think about the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Change, Transformational Leadership, Reflection
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Australian Educational Computing, 2012
This article presents the ACCE/ACS National Educator and Leader of the Year winners. Anne Mirtschin is the recipient of the ACCE/ACS 2012 Educator of the Year Award. Mirtschin is an innovative teacher at Hawkesdale P-12 College a small rural school that is isolated culturally and geographically. She uses online tools and technology to create…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Awards, Active Learning, Global Education
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Fahser-Herro, Danielle; Steinkuehler, Constance – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Literacy skills honed from reading books and writing papers has long been recognized as invaluable to building and sustaining intellect. Educators are charged with strengthening literacy programs, and they typically rely on conventional practices and increased time focusing on text-based media to do so, yet their efforts have not significantly…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Definitions, Educational Practices
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Jones, Anthony; Reynolds, Nicholas – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Most children talk to their parents about what they learned at school. Parents hear about books read, pictures drawn, stories written and games played. But how often do parents hear of children using ICT to make multimedia stories with a mathematical focus? In this paper the term "multimodality" will be used to describe such activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Curriculum Development, Grade 4
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Moradmand, Nasrin; Datta, Amitava; Oakley, Grace – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
With the world moving rapidly into digital media and information, the ways in which learning activities in mathematics can be created and delivered are changing. However, to get the best results from the integration of ICTs in education, any application's design and development needs to be based on pedagogically appropriate principles, in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Taxonomy
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Macpherson, Wendy; Dorgan, Fran – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Last September ten Australian educators set out to explore how the Paradise Valley School District in Phoenix Arizona cultivates world class thinkers and leaders. Over the course of a week, study Tour delegates were immersed in K-12 schools where a district-wide approach fosters equity and empowers teachers and students to use technology…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Australian Educational Computing, 2011
The Melbourne Declaration recognises the place of ICT in education by it being both a general capability (GC) and a learning area conceptually placed under the umbrella of Technologies. This dual recognition acknowledges the shift to a knowledge-based society and the need for all students to acquire and apply a depth and breadth of ICT knowledge,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Position Papers, Information Technology
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Gronn, Donna; Romeo, Geoff – Australian Educational Computing, 2011
In June/July this year a group of 28 educators from across Australia travelled to the US on the 2011 ACCE ISTE Study Tour. The group comprised a very broad section of educators--primary, secondary and tertiary classroom teachers, ICT coordinators, managers, private consultants and regional office managers. The government, catholic and independent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Information Technology, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Larkin, Kevin; Finger, Glenn – Australian Educational Computing, 2011
As schools increasingly move towards 1:1 computing, research is required to inform the design and provision of this access. Utilising the Activity Theory (AT) notion of contradictions and expansion as a theoretical underpinning, this article suggests netbooks as a viable option to provide 1:1 computing for primary school students. Decisions…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary Education, Information Technology
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Reading, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Connecting with other education professionals is important in supporting teacher learning. Teachers in remote locations in Australia experience a professional isolation due to geographic isolation that makes it difficult to engage in sustained collaborations with other teachers. In a national project ICT was used to assist these teachers by…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation
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Hillis, Peter – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Much of the current focus on maximizing the potential of ICT to enhance teaching and learning is on learning tasks rather than the technology. These learning tasks increasingly employ a constructivist, problem-based methodology especially one based around authentic learning. The problem-based nature of history provides fertile ground for this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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