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Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom Vol. 15, No. 2 (2010) pp. 22–27
Robotic toys present unique opportunities for teachers of young children to integrate mathematics learning with engaging problem-solving tasks. This article describes a series of tasks using Bee-bots and Pro-bots, developed as part a larger project...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 422–436
This study examined the use of one online social networking tool, NING™, in teacher education, highlighting preservice teachers’ engagement and perceptions of the tool. Data obtained from 91 preservice teachers suggest that they found the multimodal ...
Topics: Preservice Teacher Education
Detailing the digital experience: Parent reports of children's media use in the home learning environment
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 5 (September 2018) pp. 821–833
Screen media occupy an increasing role in young children's play and learning environments. This paper advances the current discussion of the changing digital lives of children, with new insights of media use in the homes of Australian families (N =...
Supporting young children as digital citizens: The importance of shared understandings of technology to support integration in play-based learning
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 5 (September 2018) pp. 896–910
The ubiquity of technology in contemporary society positions it as a significant cultural tool in children’s lives. Definitions, conceptualisations and understandings of the relevance of technology are diverse which can hinder integration of...
Supporting Pre-Service Teachers' Technology-Enabled Learning Design Thinking through Whole of Programme Transformation
Educational Media International Vol. 50, No. 1 (2013) pp. 39–50
This paper explains a development and evaluation project aimed at transforming two pre-service teacher education programmes at Macquarie University to more effectively cultivate students' technology-enabled learning design thinking. The process of...
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 13, No. 5 pp. 366–379
In many K-12 and higher education contexts, the use of smart mobile devices increasingly affords learning experiences that are situated, authentic and connected. While earlier reviews of mobile technology may have led to criticism of these devices...