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All children today have only known a world with technology. Early access to technology provides many benefits in children's own learning and helps them develop an understanding of the world they live in and the world around them.
The following resources provide current thinking and resource for Early Years and Primary digital literacy and learning.
Digital Learning opens up an exciting world of learning opportunities for your child. Students use a range of technologies enabling them to access information, resources, software and tools that can support and enhance their learning activities. Digital technologies also enable you to have greater involvement in your child’s learning. Your child will be using technology both in the classroom and at home to connect, collaborate, curate and create content, and to share their work with you, their teachers and other learners...
This Contemporary Literacy Practices of Preps e-book has been developed to showcase the range of learning opportunities possible when digital technologies become an integral part of children's’ learning and development. The e-book is also a testament to the amazing capabilities of young learners to acquire the necessary digital literacy skills necessary for participation in life. The e-book highlights how technologies can help support sharing, collaboration and communication in and beyond the classroom. The 63 learning activities featured in this e-book were derived from a 2011 DEECD research project, Contemporary Literacy Practices of Preps involving Prep classes from 20 Victorian Primary schools state-wide. Refer to Learning Resource ID CJD8WP for ipad/ipod version (non-interactive) version of this resource. (FUSE)
The Taking Small BYTES card deck showcases learning opportunities built around digital technologies and other play based learning experiences. The cards support the implementation of the outcomes of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).
The evidence papers document research on practice principle 6 of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches. The paper describes what the practice principle is; why it’s important to teaching and learning; how professionals engage in best-practice; and the implications for best practice.
The Literacy and numeracy 6–18 month strategy: P–10 improvement schedule for school leaders provides principals and school leaders in primary and secondary schools with a foundation for a whole-school approach to literacy and numeracy improvement.
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global partnership aiming to implement deep learning goals across whole education systems that are enabled by new pedagogies and accelerated by technology. The framework for 21st century competencies include creativity,collaboration, critical thinking, citizenship, character and communication. Click here to view the poster
DigiPubs Digital Technologies is a collection of rich resources produced by the Victorian Department of Education for the new Australian Curriculum study Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 10.
Resources cover School cases studies, exemplars, activities in three strands:
- Digital Systems
- Data and Information, and
- Creating Digital Solutions
The visit of Dr Chip Donohue to Australia for ECA’s national conference in Darwin last month, supported by The Creswick Foundation, was a turning point for understanding use of technology with and by young children. His messages were grounded in children’s development, learning, and wellbeing...