Using Technology in School Age Care
In this informative and interactive session, Daniel Donahoo, author, researcher, play designer and Director of Project Synthesis, will have educators thinking critically and purposefully about the role of technology in the school age setting.
Daniel will outline the research and context about children and technology use, challenge some of our thinking and look at a wide range of practice examples and ideas to inspire and support your use of technology in programs.
The session aims to leave educators with more confidence, skills, knowledge and ideas about the value of technology and how this can be implemented back in services. Educators will also have the chance to explore the history, research and emerging ideas of what technology offers us on a wider scale.
- Increased knowledge of the context, background and research on screens, technology and learning
- Explore practice examples and stories of others to draw on
- Explore a range of demo resources and different digital tools
Daniel Donahoo is the Director of Project Synthesis, an ideas consultancy whose work is driven by play, technology and trust. He works across early years through to tertiary environments using play-based learning and philosophy to design learning environments, programs and experiences for all ages. Daniel is the author of two books on children, family, media and technology "Idolising Children" and "Adproofing Your Kids". He blogs on these topics for Huffington Post and is a regular speaker and presenter at conferences. More recently, Daniel has researched and explored the role of technology in the lives of young children, including advising on the development of apps and quality technology tools to support children’s learning.