Rules On the Road for Digital Kids: Internet Filtering at Schools

Many schools throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States filter online content with servers. “Internet-related risks commonly mentioned as threats to children include the risk of exposure to sexually inappropriate content; exposure to negative or intolerant beliefs and attitudes; cyber-bullying; contact with unwanted strangers; and access to inaccurate information” (Moyle, 2012, p.404). Whilst I acknowledge that malicious use of the Internet exists and the desire of educators to […]

Reading Eggs: Cognitive Benefits

One of my components for my Masters in Education/Technology course, required a description of an application of information technology for the enhancement of cognitive development. I chose to evaluate Reading Eggs, an online micro-world which is specifically designed to support young student’s reading. The paper explains the program, the cognitive benefits for students,supported by research and provides a rationale for schools who may be interested in adopting the program. Please note, […]

3D shapes for Junior Primary

It has been well researched that students require a range of hands on, visual, auditory and multi-sensory learning expereinces in order to grasp concepts across all curriciulum areas. Today I came acrss a great online and free  activity created by Starfall called 2D/3D shapes. Students are required to identify and drag 2D or 3D shapes to match images from the environment. If students get the answer correct, an audio recording […]