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Thompson, Roberta – Australian Educational Computing, 2016
Young people's online safety continues to be a high priority for educators and parents. Cybersafety policies and educational programs are continually updated and revised to accommodate for the innovative ways they engage with digital culture. However, empirical research has shown that despite these efforts young people, especially teen girls,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Computer Security, Safety
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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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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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Gregory, Sue – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
When used in a pedagogically sound manner, interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are a valuable resource for connecting students with their learning. IWBs have been utilised in remote NSW schools for almost ten years, with other regional schools having only recently installed them. Exemplary teacher practice that demonstrated good pedagogy in the use of…
Descriptors: Regional Schools, Student Attitudes, Internet, Educational Technology
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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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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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Hanewald, Ria – Australian Educational Computing, 2009
This paper contributes to the understanding of cyberbullying by summarising the key themes in an up-to-date review of the academic research literature. The misuse of, and abuse in, online environments is ever-increasing and becoming a growing concern for educators, families and authorities around the world. It needs investigation to be understood…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks