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6 traits to look for in a quality presenterĀ 

The search for quality teacher professional development and school wellbeing programs:6 things to look for in presenters and organisations.Ā As school principals and executive teams continue to plan for the needs of the staff and students according to their school management plans, itā€™s critical for them to know what to look for in the people they…

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Overcoming Tech Stress: How to log-off from workļ»æ

Just doing some work before bed. Humans, 2016. I had a chat to Triple J’s Hack program yesterday about Ā a report by Reventure which indicated ‘Young peopleĀ experienceĀ stress from being constantly connected’. Ā You can listen to the episodeĀ hereĀ (start at the 22 minute mark). There are so many interesting, conversation worthy aspects to this issue for 18…

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Beyond simply screentime: thinking more dynamically about screen based media use

I’ve talked for a long time about why screentime is a very simplistic and outdated way of considering the complexities associated with young (and no-so young) people’s screen based media use (SBMU) and its impacts on cognitions, social interactions and overall wellbeing.Ā  The graphic below helps summarise some key concepts and questions to consider when…

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#AussieEd chat on Digital Nutrition and healthy tech habits

I love twitter and the professional sharing that happens in the online space — so I was very excited to be invited to create an AussieEd chat. Ā It was a whirlwind hour — I had (luckily) used the TweetDeck to plan and schedule the questions and responses, in order to maximise the resources and links…

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Screen Based Media Use and Small Humans:tips for parents in a digitally saturated, ā€˜on demandā€™ world.

4 key areas to consider when raising digitally savvy, ethical and healthy kids. // CREATE BALANCE AND MAINTAIN VARIETYĀ Technology is an excellent tool. We can use it in many ways to maximise productivity and help us to learn, communicate and connect. Videogames when played in moderation and at developmentally appropriate levels can help develop a…

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Digital Nutrition: Writing portfolioļ»æ

Over the last 18 months I’ve written quite a bit about our technological habits, both on my own blog and for a range of publications (as well as commenting for about 23 articles, being on TV 3 times, doing 12 radio interviews and consulting to a range of organisations!).Here are links to all the titles…

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Screensavers: Reminders To Be Mindful With Your Smartphone

Do you find yourself mindlessly grabbing for your phone? Are you seeking something, unsure of what? Do you scroll through your social media feeds without really paying attention? Are you yearning for something a bit more deep and meaningful but cant find it? Try these screensavers. Ā When you go to your phone these might help…

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Technology is not a drug, please stop calling it addictive

The use of drug analogies in the conversation about people (especially young ones) and technology needs to stop. Technology is not a drug, itā€™s a tool. What we do with the tool, is the most important question.Ā  Ā If anything, digital devices are a syringe.Ā  They are a delivery system. Syringes can be used to deliver…

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Digital Nutrition: The Study Tour

With thanks to theĀ Teachers Health FundĀ I will be travelling to the USA in June 2015 to research and develop the concept as the winner of the 2014Ā NSW Premierā€™s Teachers Scholarship for Health Education. The scholarship provides me with $15000 and 5 weeks study leave to explore work currently happening in the associated fields.//The itinerary for…

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