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Buchanan, Rachel; Southgate, Erica; Smith, Shamus P.; Murray, Tiana; Noble, Brittany – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
Given that today's children are prolific users of the internet, concern has been raised about the future impact of the digital footprints they are currently generating. Here, we report on the "Best Footprint Forward" project which utilised focus groups to investigate the digital footprint awareness of 33 children (ranging in age from 10…
Descriptors: Internet, Preadolescents, Elementary School Students, Computer Use
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Eisenchlas, Susana A.; Schalley, Andrea C.; Moyes, Gordon – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2016
Home language literacy education in Australia has been pursued predominantly through Community Language Schools. At present, some 1,000 of these, attended by over 100,000 school-age children, cater for 69 of the over 300 languages spoken in Australia. Despite good intentions, these schools face a number of challenges. For instance, children may…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Acquisition, German, Bilingualism
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Gronn, Donna; Scott, Anne; Edwards, Susan; Henderson, Michael – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2014
Research into children's learning with digital technologies is represented by a growing body of literature examining the relationship between home-school technological practices. A focus of this work is on the notion of a "digital-disconnect" between home and school. This argument suggests that children are such native users of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Siblings, Family Environment, Educational Environment
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Smith, Walter S.; Cheon, Jongpil; Jabri, Faiza; Reynolds, Stephen; Zebedi, Amira – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
This study investigated the effect on children's science understanding of Internet-based instruction in which children from around the world in grades 4 to 8 observed the Moon for several weeks and then shared their lunar data internationally to find global patterns in the Moon's behavior. Students in two American and one Australian class took the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Foreign Countries, Internet, Science Instruction
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Snyder, Ilana; Jevons, Colin; Henderson, Michael; Gabbott, Mark; Beale, Denise – English in Australia, 2011
While schools have taught media literacy for many years, new challenges are raised by the growth of digital media and the sophistication of marketing techniques aimed at children. In response to a moral panic over the dangers posed by new media, schools have focused on cyber-safety education to reduce the incidence of phenomena such as…
Descriptors: Children, Marketing, Media Literacy, Grade 6
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Chan, Eveline; Unsworth, Len – Australian Educational Researcher, 2011
This paper presents the qualitative results of a study of students' reading of multimodal texts in an interactive, online environment. The study forms part of a larger project which addressed image-language interaction as an important dimension of language pedagogy and assessment for students growing up in a multimedia digital age. Thirty-two Year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Interaction, Internet
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Ey, Lesley-Anne; Cupit, C. Glenn – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2011
The Internet provides remarkable opportunities for children's learning and development. Nevertheless, it is unregulated and hard to control, which potentially places children at risk of exploitation. This study examined five-eight-year-old children's understanding of dangers associated with the Internet, management strategies and sources of their…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Risk Management, Risk, Internet
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students
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Suominen, Keiju – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
Based on research conducted as part of the project Learning by Design: creating pedagogical frameworks for knowledge building in the 21st century, funded by the Australian Research Council, the article explores the learning experiences of two students in a primary school in the Australian Capital Territory. In communities where ordinary citizens,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Maher, Damian – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
This paper reports on a transition project where the Internet as a communication tool was used to facilitate interactions between primary school and high school students. The qualitative case study involved capturing the online interactions of the students and teachers as well as the use of questionnaires. Results of the study demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Internet, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Campbell, Chris; Deed, Craig – Australian Educational Computing, 2009
The study reported here investigated whether Year 6 boys were engaged through the use of an online journaling tool. This journaling tool allowed the students to self reflect on their behaviour and affective reaction in an online environment. Case study methodology was used with twelve boys from a regional primary school in Victoria, during the one…
Descriptors: Internet, Males, Journal Writing, Metacognition
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Honan, Eileen – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2009
This paper reports on a study investigating the use of digital texts in schools serving low and middle/upper socioeconomic communities. It draws on theoretical notions of rhizomes from the work of Deleuze and Guattari to explain the network of relations that are formed in classrooms, and that form the context for a set of patterns observed when…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Reading Materials
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Maher, Damian – Computers & Education, 2009
The Internet is increasingly being used as a tool for communicating and learning in primary schools across many developed and developing countries. The place of social chat as part of online interactions has as yet not been fully recognised as an important component of learning. In this paper, the interactions of students in a Sydney primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Online Courses, Learning Processes, Computer Mediated Communication