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Kelly is an accomplished teacher who has worked in early childhood, primary and tertiary educational contexts.

Kelly's educational career commenced in kindergarten, when she declared, she would be a teacher when "she grew up". Kelly completed a double degree in early childhood and primary education and then worked for 18 years as a teacher across both settings.

After completing further study, Kelly commenced work with Monash University in the Faculty of Education. Her research has included; an investigation into the ways that iPads can be used to scaffold oral language development, the ways that apps can be used as an educational tool and the use of gaming in classrooms. She is currently researching the use of multimodal texts in primary classrooms. Kelly's other research interests surround the changing nature of 21st-century education, mobile technologies and teacher education.

Her passion for education is still alive and burning.

Related Links:

  • Litology and More: Kelly's Blog Litology and More "Litology" is a new word I have created to describe the intertwining of literacy and ICT for teaching and learning. This site contains ideas on using ICT in the K-12 classroom to support education in all curriculum areas

Research interests



Multimodal Texts

Literacy: reading comprehension, writing, oral language, viewing

The use of ict in classrooms

Teacher Education

21st Century Education

Research area keywords

  • Literacy and ICT
  • Reading digital and paper texts
  • Phenomenology
  • 21st century skills
  • Children's literature
  • English Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Social Justice