Have Your Say

14 March, 2014

In an earlier blog post, we mentioned Megan Jackson’s research into how schools can use apps like Skype and FaceTime to keep adolescents with chronic illness connected back to their classroom. Megan is now hoping to hear from people who can comment on how schools might be able to work better to support adolescents with […]

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Connecting Seriously Sick Kids in Real Time

18 February, 2014

In late 2013, PhD candidate Megan Jackson presented her confirmation seminar at the University of Canberra. In it she described her examination of the potential for linking students with serious chronic illness to their classes and teachers using real-time Voice Over Internet Protocols (VOIP).

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Sick Kids Need To Be Able To Play

12 February, 2014

You might be interested in an article Judy McKinty, ‘The Play Lady’, has just had published in the International Journal of Play. It’s about a past project to bring kids’ play and traditional games to patients in the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, as a bridge between their lives inside the hospital and outside in the […]

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Public Support and Achieving MissingSchool Objectives?

1 February, 2014

The diners at Grill’d in Belconnen (Canberra) voted with their burgers. In the restaurant’s January Local Matters donation campaign, MissingSchool was voted number one – of three charitable causes — for our work with Monkey in My Chair. MissingSchool was delighted to accept the $300 donation, supported by a representative from the ACT Directorate of […]

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