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Digital wellbeing is more than online safety

  • 11 Aug 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online webinar: joining details after registration


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The ubiquity of digital technology in our students, and our own lives, has reached a point where, "just don't use it" doesn't make sense anymore.

This webinar is co-hosted by DLTV and ACHPER (The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation).

Come along and hear from Daniel Donahoo and our ACHPER colleagues about recent research with families and schools to inform your practice in new ways. Hear about ways in which smart watches, AI devices and geocaching have been used to help foster healthier students at school and home. Consider how colleagues are using audio, video and photos to explore everything from movement biomechanics to tracking growth and progress of food gardens. Hear about emerging programs looking at supporting students to change their behaviours and engage in positive and ethical ways when using their smart phones. Recent research indicates that students are as aware and interested in breaking the addictive and attention holding nature of technology as much as anyone, but it isn't a fair fight - and they need support.

About the presenters

Daniel Donahoo is a researcher and producer who works at the intersection of play, technology and learning. He was a member of the Digital Policy Group that developed Australia's Statement on young children and digital technologies, have developed alternate reality games for education with Melbourne University's Graduate School of Education and NIDA and he is the author of Idolising Children and Adproofing Your Kids.

Jessica Close and Andrew Gillies make up the PE department at Christ Church Grammar School. They are both advocates for trying new things in our teaching and they enjoyed the challenges lockdown brought with finding new ways to be creative and teach online. They have continued our passion for teaching with technology on the return to school. They enjoy challenging themselves and providing their students with the best possible opportunities and they look forward to sharing how they continue to achieve this using technology to increase physical activity in our classes.

Daniel Thomas is the Physical Education and Sport Co-ordinator at Lysterfield Primary in Melbourne's outer east. Over his career, Daniel has invested in innovative ways to engage student learning and staff development regardless of circumstance. Looking for the opportunity in all challenges is a key philosophy that drives his work. During 2020-21 he led multiple digital learning and participation events to engage school communities across a wide network in HPE and developed teachers in best practice physical education. 


This is a paid webinar - $10 per attendee. Refunds and cancellations are not possible for this event.

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