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ETL402 final blog post

I entered this unit thinking that I had a lot to offer in the way of children’s literature. My eldest son was diagnosed with Autism at the end of 2013 along with hyperlexia. I discovered a lot about children’s literature

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eBooks and purchasing

Hi, In the ACT we have a person in the department who is responsible for purchasing e-books, audio books and other digital resources and placing them in the OLIVER system. She sends out weekly emails with her new acquisitions that

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Using eBooks in the class

In considering the question ‘how do you process information and read, and are young people different?’ one of the most prominant statements that came out of the readings was in Coiro (2003). When young people reading non-fiction on screen they

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Using iPad interactive fiction in class

Recently I taught a unit of work on traditional Indonesian tales to my year 5/6 Indonesian class, using the Australian Curriculum outcome ACLINC040. Rather than reading traditional print work, I taught using iPad interactive story apps. We then discussed the characters and

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ETL504 Final Blog Post

What have you learned as you examined leadership in depth during this subject? To show growth, one of the things I would like to share is that fact that I was dubious about this subject. In the ACT we refer

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TL as a leader module 6a

In these readings, I read something I feel was deeply significant. The quote is: The goal is not to increase collaboration; the goal is to improve student performance. The goal is not to force staff to attend professional development; the

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ETL504 Digital literacies

Digital literacy learning is a constructivist process. Constructivist learning occurs when new information is built onto and added onto an individual’s current knowledge, understanding and skills. We learn best when we actively construct our understanding. Constructivist learning is active mental

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