Tag Archives: Digital Business Kit

Back in the day: becoming smart online

In the lead up to Safer Internet Day one educator looks back at starting out. ‘At first I didn’t think we needed outside experts’ Alana, a former teacher, told Digichild recently about the beginnings of her journey with technology and education at a suburban girls school in New South Wales. Alana (a pseudonym) was talking in […]

The secret is coding – not colour coding

Cutting straight through No Gender December, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Communications, was delighted by the number of young girls using technology creatively at Wee Care Kindergarten where he launched Early Childhood Australia’s Digital Business Kit before Christmas. ‘It is great to see so many girls engaged here’, he said speaking at the Bondi Junction early […]

Screen short cuts

What are parents asking and what is the answer when they query screen policies in early education and care services? Soon their questions might be a lot harder. It’s not unusual to hear parents ask about screen use at early childhood services and to hear educators and Directors promote their ‘no screen’ policies. It seems to reassure parents and give educators […]

Facts not fear-mongering

Early Childhood social media ran hot last week about mobile devices and whether they should be banned for children under 12 years of age. Articles were posted and counter posted citing arguments for and against. Some articles are big on generalisations and alarm but small on important details and logic. Claims that ‘technology restricts movement’ for […]

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