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Advancing a model for play-based pedagogy in early years’ learning For young children, the hands are a fundamental method for learning about the external world. Direct interaction and manipulation of objects in the environment facilitates the cr (More)
The potential of ‘Let’s Play’ videos as sites of new literacies A hybrid of game play and video production, Let’s Play videos (LPs) are made by gamers using video and screenshots to document their play.  Posted on sites like YouTube, Stea (More)
An exploration of students' doodles and 'off-task' activity leads to new perspective on engaging students in Language Arts Students who are ‘doodlers’ may seem to be more focused on anything but their Language Arts work.Yet, rather than seei (More)
Investigating how digital recordings can help students provide helpful feedback during writer's workshops Having students give each other feedback is a feature of many classrooms activities, though one that can be a challenge for young writers, (More)
5-year research in early years literacy helps students struggling with writing Literacy learning is a complex undertaking for all students. Building fundamental skills in the early years is shown to be essential for later development, as issues (More)