Ms Jo Bird

Lecturer, Early Childhood Education - School of Education

Jo Bird

Phone: +61 2 6773 5802

Email: jo.bird@une.edu.au

Biography

Jo is a member of the Early Childhood Education team within the School of Education.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (BECs)
Diploma of Community Services (Child Care)
Master of Philosophy

Memberships

Early Childhood Australia
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV)
Teacher Learning Network (TLN)

Research Interests

Children’s use of digital technologies.
Play and play-based learning.
Using digital technologies to enhance educator’s program planning and observation recording.
Early childhood leadership.

Publications

Thesis

Bird, J. (2012). The rabbit ate the grass! Exploring children's activities on digital technologies in an early childhood classroom. (Master of Philosophy), Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Edwards, S., & Bird, J. (2015). Observing and assessing young children’s digital play in the early years: Using the Digital Play Framework. Journal of Early Childhood Research. doi:10.1177/1476718x15579746

Bird, J., & Edwards, S. (2014). Children learning to use technologies through play: A Digital Play Framework. British Journal of Educational Technology, doi: 10.1111/bjet.12191

Bird, J., Colliver, Y., & Edwards, S. (2014). The camera is not a methodology: towards a framework for understanding young children's use of video cameras. Early Child Development and Care, 184(11-12), 1741-1756. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2013.878711

Lee, S., McDonough, A., & Bird, J. (2014). Investigating 8 to 9 year-olds’ self-regulatory self-talk in the context of their classroom tasks. Early Childhood Development and Care, 184(11-12).

Edwards, S., Bone, J., & Bird, J. (2012). Integrating early childhood contexts and services: towards a handbook for understanding and implementing the EYLF. Final report to DEEWR. 15th February, 2012. Australian Catholic University: Melbourne.

Edwards, S., Bone, J., & Bird, J. (2011). Integrating early childhood contexts and services: towards a handbook for understanding and implementing the EYLF. Progress report to DEEWR. 15th December, 2011. Australian Catholic University: Melbourne, Australia.

Practitioner Articles

Bird, J. (2015). When technology dominates. Teacher Learning Network Journal, 22(1), 25-26.

Edwards, S., & Bird, J. (2014). The Digital Play Framework: Helping Early Childhood Educators Integrate Technologies with Play-Based Learning. The Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, 1(2), 54-56. https://dltv.vic.edu.au/publications/journals/journal-11

Bird, J. (2013). A world of digital possibilities. Every Child, 19(4), 14-15.

Bird, J. (2012). Digital technology, early childhood and feedback. Teacher Learning Network Journal, 19(3), 26-27.

Bird, J. (2011). The rabbit is eating the grass. Teacher Learning Network Journal, 18(1), 38-39.

Conference Presentations

02/12/15    Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference: Invited Symposium – Contexts that support young children’s involvement in science, technology, and mathematics.

24/07/15    Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Conference, Melbourne: Technological play is real play. Recognising traditional concepts of play in children's activities.

24/07/15    Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Conference, Melbourne: Spark Talk – Children’s play and learning in early childhood.

01/07/15    Workshop Teacher Learning Network CRT Conference. Topic: Getting to know your device

1/10/14      Australian Computers in Education Conference, Adelaide: Observing and Assessing Children’s Digital Play in Early Childhood Settings.

23/09/14    Workshop for Our Lady of Lourdes Child Care Centre: Introduction to digital technologies with children.

25/07/14    Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Conference, Melbourne: Observing and Assessing Children’s Digital Play in Early Childhood Settings.

5/12/13      Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference: Invited Symposium – Participatory Research and Using Video Cameras with Young Children.

27/07/13    Australian Education Union Early Years Conference. Topic: Technology for children that supports self-reliance.

18/08/12    Australian Education Union Early Years Conference. Topic: Research findings.

26/03/11    Australian Education Union Early Years Conference. Topic: Transition Statements.

Further Information

Associate Editor (Early Years) Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) (2014 – Current)