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An ELSA program primer from its creator

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As Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation catchphrase fades into white noise, STEM education programs silently persist. And, with the testing phase of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) apps imminent, STEM is about to be as omnipresent in childcare centres as it ...

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Kids gone viral: perks, perils and social media policy

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Emoticon. Webinar. Sexting. Digital technology is no stranger to wacky portmanteaus. A recent one is ‘sharenting’: the practice of parents or caregivers posting pictures of children to social media. This once carefree activity, which Acting Children’s eSafety Commissioner Andree Wright describes ...

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TV series lets deaf children tune in

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Mentoring organisation for the deaf, Hear For You, states that each year, about 500 children are born with hearing problems, and about 20,000 Australian children have some form of hearing loss. Enter Sally and Possum: the country’s first educational television show ...

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