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About Me

I created this blog to help educators discover and use a variety of digital technologies for teaching and learning. I have a focus on tools that are free (we all have a budget), or paid tools that you HAVE to have.

A little of my history.

I am currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Education in the early childhood, primary and secondary areas. Previous to this I was a Pre-School Teacher for 7 years, a Primary School Teacher for 11 years. I am passionate about teaching with digital technologies and also teaching our students to be 21st-century learners.
I have always loved digital technologies and have used it extensively in my classroom across EC, primary, and tertiary contexts. I have a specific focus on ways that digital technologies can be used to scaffold and develop literacy and English skills across the curriculum.

Please comment on posts I am interested in hearing your thoughts!!!! I would love to create a community where we could all share our ideas and thoughts.

Kelly

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (currently completing) Thesis: looking at how medium (digital and paper) influences teaching and learning.

Master of Education: Thesis Integrating Mobile Technology: iPads for oral language development.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Diploma of Teaching

Research Interests: 

Reading mediums ( digital and paper), Picture Books, iPads in education, mobile technology, multimodal texts, teacher education, literacy and English education, 21st-century education.

Publications:

Book Chapter (in press), McLeod, Carabott & Lang (2017), Teaching with digital technologies,  in Learning to Teach in the New Era, Cambridge

Carabott, K, Henwood, J (2014), Creating innovative learning environments with digital technology; The Botanic Gardener : The magazine for botanic garden professionals (39) p 22-25 http://www.bganz.org.au

Conference Presentations:

Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA), National Conference Ballarat 2016, Carabott, K, McLeod, A,  Synergies in a third space: Digital literacy classes taught by both professional and academic staff

Asian Conference on Technology in Classrooms (ACTC) Japan 2016, Carabott, K & McLeod, A, Creating Tech Savvy Teachers – Increasing pre-service teachers digital self-efficacy.

Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA), National Conference Darwin 2015, Carabott, K, McLeod, A, Lofhelem, K, Schultz, Creating Tech-Savvy Teachers

Museum Australia Education NSW (Sydney) Switch On, Plug In, Power Up: using digital resources for authentic learning. 

Australian Literacy Education Association (ALEA), Statewide  Conference, Melbourne, September 2013, Carabott, K: iPads and their implications for speaking and listening in the classroom.

Australian Literacy Education Association (ALEA), National Conference, Brisbane, July 2013, Carabott,K:  I-Pads supporting oral language development: The Benefits and the Disadvantages.

Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA), National Conference, Adelaide July 2012, White,S, Goff,W, Carabott,K, Davies,K:  Reshaping teacher education curriculum to provide better futures for all students.

Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA), National Conference, Adelaide July 2012, Carabott,K, Goff,W:  Building teacher capacity through sustainable work embedded professional development.

Research in Educational Issues Network (REIN), Gippsland 2011, Carabott,K, Goff,W, Osbourne, M, Curwood,K: Partnerships for Learning.

 Awards

DEECD Early years Awards 2013: Shortlisted to top five.

Monash University: Golden Apple Nomination 2013

Monash University: Commendation for Vice Chancellors Social inclusion Award 2013

Monash University: Deans Learning and Teaching Award 2012: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2012

Monash University: Nominated for Vice Chancellors Learning and Teaching Award 2012

Professional Affiliations: 

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (ICTEV)

Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)

Primary Educators Australia Association (PETAA)

 

Units I have Taught:

Learning at the heart of teaching

Early Years Literacy

School, Family and Community Partnerships

Multiliteracies

ICT in Education

Developing Classroom Relationships

Integrating the Curriculum

Literacy

Learning and Educational Inquiry

English (P-10)

Theory and Practice of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

 

 

 

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