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Children and Families Research Centre

Touching on Technology for Parents

Touch technologies, such as iPads, present unique opportunities for learners are new and confronting concerns for parents and educators. Given the exponential growth of these touch technologies, this session is "hands on" and explores how iPads can be used to extend and engage children aged 3-10 years. Key issues for parents in terms of timing and great Apps for will be examined. While iPads will be provided participants are encouraged to bring their own iPad for use in this seminar.

bio Highfield Kate

Convenor profile

Dr Kate Highfield is a teacher educator from the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. Having taught for many years, Kate now works with student teachers, children and educators. Kate's PhD focused on the use of simple robotics in mathematics learning and examined the key role of metacognition in learning. The focus of her current research and teaching is the use of technologies for learning and play, with a specific focus on how technology can be used as a tool to enhance learning.


Event Details

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: X5B, Room 292 Macquarie University

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Early Bird Registration $45.00 pp  (10 June 2014)
Full Registration $55.00 per person


Contact: Sally Thompson on (02) 9850 9882 and fax your registration form to (02) 9850 9887 or scan and email your registration form and send to

You may post your registration and cheque to:
CFRC,  C/- S Thompson, Building X5B, Room 221
Balaclava Road, North Ryde NSW 2109

For more information & RSVP

Email: or Tel: 98509882