Gail is looking for a Post-Doctoral position and will consider anywhere in the world. Her email is

Publications and Presentations

Outstanding Award Paper at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Canada June 2013
Paper title: 'From Telling the World to Showing the World in an Era of Social Media'


1. Casey, G (2013), 'Interdisciplinary Literacy through Social Media in the Mathematics Classroom: an Action Research Study', Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, vol. 57, no. 1. (ERA 20322)

2. Casey, G 2013, 'Building a student-centred Learning framework using social software in the middle years classroom: An action research study', Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, vol. 12, pp. 159-89, <>. (ERA 18013)
3. Casey, G 2013, 'Social Media in the Classroom: a Simple Yet Complex Hybrid Environment for Students', Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, vol. 22, no. 1. (ERA 20322)
4. Casey, G 2012, 'Designing for Learning using Social and Participatory Media', ICT in Education, vol. 34, no. 1. (Victorian Teacher Journal)
5. Casey, Gail. 2012. 'Social Media in the Math Classroom', Learning & Leading with Technology 40 (36-37). (ISTE Teacher Journal)

“Reprinted from Learning and Leading with Technology, vol. 40, no. 36-37, Copyright © 2012, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), 1.800.336.5191 (U.S. & Canada) or 1.541.302.3777 (Int’l,,”
6. Casey, G & Evans, T 2011, 'Designing for learning: Online social networks as a classroom environment', The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1-26, retrieved 1oth March 2012, <>. (ERA 20804)
Also published in Spanish:
Casey, G & Evans, T 2012, Diseñar para aprender: redes sociales en línea como un entorno de clase (spanish - Designing for learning: Online social networks as a classroom environment), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México l B@UNAM l retrieved March 2012, <>.
7. Casey, G 2011, 'Knowledge-building: Designing for learning using social and participatory media', eLearning Papers, no. 27, pp. 1-7, retrieved 10th Oct 1012, <>. (ERA 45102, 44,000 hits on the website)
8. Casey, Gail. 2010. Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Building: Using social networking to develop critical literacy and encourage creativity. Education Technology Solutions (36):42-44. (Australian Teacher Magazine)

Articles Accepted for Publication - forthcoming:

Casey, G (forthcoming), Students as 'Assessors' and 'Assessees', Prepublication draft, retrieved 11th March 2013, Forthcoming in Assessment in Online & Blended Learning Environments, edited by Selma Koc, Patrick Wachira & Xiongyi Liu. Information Age Publishing.

Articles in the Peer Review Process:

Casey, G (in peer review process), 'Unlearning to be the Teacher', Technology, Pedagogy and Education. (ERA20271)

Casey, G & Evans, T (in peer review process), 'Action research to support the integration of social media into middle Years' schooling', Educational Technology Research and Development (ERA 10328)

Casey, G & Wells, M (in peer review process), 'Remix the Social: Remix the Learning in an era of social media', Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. (ERA 20270)

Casey (in peer review), 'Social media as a learning environment: how, why, where and when people learn', NCVER funding paper

2014 Conference Presentations

ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 28th June-1st July, 2014 -
Research Paper Round Table title: 'Global Classrooms: From telling the world to showing the world'

Websites showing student content:

The EdMedia Conference Tampere, Finland, 23-26th June -
Research Paper Presentation title: 'SMEDIA: Designing to create a social and dynamic learning framework'

The EdMedia Conference Tampere, Finland, 23-26th June -
Research Paper Round Table title: 'Infusing instructional design principles into an active student-centred social learning framework'

Future of Education Conference Florence, Italy, 12-13th June, 2014 -
Research Paper title 'Redesigning Learning through Social Media, Web 2.0 and F2F Teaching - An Action Research Study'

2013 Conference Presentations

2013 Western Region Staff Professional Learning Program - Personalising Learning
ICT Share

Padlet – Personalised Learning:

VICCO - 6 key themes
Aboriginal education in diocesan catholic schools: NSW
Taking ownership of learning:
9 Gateways:
5 W’s of Personalised Learning:
8 Universal Secrets of Motivated Learners:

Graphic organisers:

Diigo Bookmarking
Padlet (Wallwisher) – sticky note
10 timeline creators -
iPads in schools -
4 Online quiz makers -
Voki, Blabberize– animated podcast,
Go Animate
Something from ICTineducation:
Global Education -

2013 Global Education Online Conference 21st Nov
Titled: Towards Personalising Learning in a Global World: WebToWhere Project

2013 VITTA Conference, Melbourne 12-13th August

2013 INTED Conference, Spain, 4th - 6th March (Virtual Presentation)

Casey & Wells paper entitled 'Remix the Social: Remix the Learning'

2013 Edmedia Conference, Victoria Canada, 24-28th June (AACE, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications)

1. Peer reviewed full paper accepted entitled 'From Telling the World to Showing the World in an Era of Social Media'

2. Peer reviewed poster session with full paper entitled 'Action Research into Social Media within Secondary School Classes'

2013 ICTEV Conference, Melbourne Victoria, 25th May

Presentation, 'Remix the Social: Remix the Learning'

2013 Deakin University Summer School, Geelong Victoria, 15-17th February

Presentation, 'Unlearning to be the Teacher'

2012 Presentations

BERA Conference, Manchester, UK 2nd to 6th Sept (accepted but withdrawn)

(BERA - British Educational Research Association)
1. Early Career Researcher Poster Session: Using social and participatory media to enable students to become creators adn valued resources in the learning process - an action research study.
2. Early Career Researcher Individual Paper Session: Redesigning learning through social media, Web 2.0 and F2F teaching - An action research study.
3. Main Conference Individual Paper Session: 'Unlearning' how to be 'the teacher' - using soical media to enable students to become valued resources in teh learning process; an action research study.

2012 ISTE Conference, San Diego, USA 24th-26th June

Full paper peer reviewed (ISTE - International Society of Technology in Education)
1) International Research Paper round table presentation ( full paper peer reviewed): Proposal -
2) Poster session - WebToWhere: Creative Learning for the Global Classroom.

2012 Ed-Media in Denver (AACE, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications)

26-29 June, Colorado USA - This can be found at Edmedia, 2012
International Research Paper presentation (peer reviewed); 10 page full paper -

2012 VITTA Conference

Monday 6th Aug & Tue 7th Aug 2012
(VITTA - Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association)
Abstract: All students have knowledge, that their experiences have given them, and valuing this knowledge can be a difficult task within a school curriculum. Venturing beyond the walls of the classroom, to combine online social media, Web 2.0 and face-to-face teaching, can help to support students’ strengths and abilities while providing them with opportunities to create, publish and be valued resources for their peers. This PhD classroom action research study created dynamic online environments where students were faced with a wide range of tools which encouraged them to think, create and share their knowledge. Multimodal methods of learning were at their fingertips and new literacies became part of the day-to-day learning cycle.

2012 ICTEV Conference

Creative Connections, State Conference 2012
(ICT in Education Victoria - Saturday 26th May 2012, Melbourne Grammar School.)
Abstract -

2012 Webinar for the Social Learning Summit

April 21st, 2012
Abstract - 'Creative learning Environments Promote Creative Thinking" -
Recording -

2012 Webinar for the ICTEV - GEN Y and their 'Backpacks of Hidden Treasures'

Feb 2012, Gail Casey - Geelong HS/Deakin University
Darren Hobbs - Geelong High School

2012 Deakin Summer School, Geelong

Feb 2012

Abstract -

2011 Presentations

2011 AATE conference - Australian Conference

5th Dec 2011, Melbourne, (AATE - Australian Association for the Teaching of English)

Panel Session - Navigating shifting digital landscapes: new technologies and life on the ground for teachers in classrooms — Joanne O'Mara, Scott Bulfin, Gail Casey and Calvin Taylor
International and national events in the last few years have shown the extraordinary affordances of new mobile technologies and the possibilities they provide for communicating through devastating events. Only this year, in early 2011, the Egyptian protests and local natural disasters such as unprecedented flooding and Cyclone Yasi have again highlighted the important, fraught and complex relationship between new technologies and society. New technologies, in these instances, were used to mobilise large groups quickly and to reroute or hack systems which failed or which were deliberately shut down to stop information getting out. In addition to this, recent technologies such as flip cameras and iPads have enabled even very young children to produce and publish their own texts with an ease and facility not seen before. How might classroom teachers make sense of these trends and moves and relate them to the work they do? What is the situation for life on the ground classroom teachers? How can these new technologies be utilised in meaningful ways by English teachers? This panel brings together classroom teacher-researchers, and academics to consider these issues -

2011 TLHE in Singapore 'Gen Y and their 'backpacks of hidden treasures'

8th Dec 2011, (TLHE - The International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
Gail's work at Geelong High School has the potential to inform the rising generation of higher education learners and their course developers.
Original Abstract -
Summary Paper -

2011 Webinar for the Global Education Conference

Web2Where: Online Social and Participatory Media for the Global Classroom - 14th to 18th Nov 2011
Gail Casey Geelong High School/Deakin Uni and Sue Dunlop, Geelong High School
The 11 slide powerpoint is shown below - this was uploaded to slideshare:
Gail's Slides:

The screen recording of the presentation is given below (this runs for 1hour):

Full Session Description:
The use of social and participatory media around the world continues to grow and it has started to show some powerful signs for efficient and effective teaching and learning; but, teaching and learning can look very different in such environments. This session will look at two different perspectives on the use of such environments in the classroom and how they could be used as a global classroom. These will support concepts such as fostering digital citizenship, developing student global competency and other 21st century skills, designing projects for student motivation and creating authentic learning experiences as well as examining technical infrastructure and resources for the global arena. Gail Casey has been exploring the use of social media, Web2.0 and global projects in her classes for many years. What does social networking and Web 2.0 have to offer the global classroom environment? Why use it? What does the average teacher need to know in order to effectively introduce their students to such an environment? What are the pitfalls? Gail will walk you through her online social and participatory media work from the last 18 months, which forms the core of her PhD data collection, showing a wide range of classroom examples leading to eleven global classroom projects. Gail is a classroom teacher and has taught in both public and private schools in Australia. Her passion for global classroom projects has taken her to South Korea during 2007 where she developed a range of global projects while teaching ESL for 12 months. She has been an ICT mentor and trainer for 15 years and is now finalising data collection for her PhD.
Sue Dunlop is not a major user or promoter of such online environments and, hence, will provide a good balance to Gail’s discussion and perspectives; teacher educators and school leaders, in particular, will find this to be valuable. Sue has been responsible for all computer related infrastructure and training in the teaching and learning area at Geelong High School since 2005.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

Tags: 2011Curricular, 2011Students, 2011Teachers

2011 Geelong Region Study Tour

Integrating ICT into your middle years program - 8th September 2011, Geelong
Geelong High School is one of three host schools for this ICTEV (Information & Communication Technology in Education Victoria) tour.
Program -
Gail's current student work can be seen at: - Gail's class work Semester 2, 2011 (currently at the initial stages of progress)
Further links to student work samples are given below:
  1. Web 2.0, Social Media and Assessment Classroom samples 2010 - (data collection-semester 2, 2010)
  2. 2011 classroom samples - (data collection - semester 1, 2011)
  3. ISTE conference Ning group - Social Networking as a classroom environment (started Sept 2010) -

2011 Enhancing Maths using Social Media and Web 2.0

GHS and Deakin University Partnership - April 2011, Geelong
A PhD study into Changing Classroom Practices and Attitudes through Online Social Media.
One focus - Enriching Mathematics through Online Social Media & Web 2.0: Classroom Samples -

2011 ISTE annual conference Philidelphia USA

June 2011, (ISTE - International Society of Technology in Education)

Learn (see) how to use onine social media to assist student in taking responsibility in publishing, peer assessment, building creativity and becoming critical active learners.
Handout -

Two main classroom Ning sites with samples:

Further links are given below:
  1. Web 2.0, Social Media and Assessment Classroom samples 2010 - (stage 1 of data collection-semester 2, 2010)
  2. 2011 classroom samples - (stage 2 of data collection - semester 1, 2011)
  3. ISTE conference Ning group - Social Networking as a classroom environment (started Sept 2010) -
  4. ISTE Ning official conference forum page -
  5. Session details from ISTE program search -

2011 ICTEV annual conference

May 2011, Melbourne, (ICTEV - Information and Communication Technology in Education Victoria)

'Web 2.0, social media and assessment' - Presentation materials for this session can be found at - 2010/2011
ICTEV program can been seen at

This session will be a show and tell to discuss a range of projects, student samples and methods of assessment from Gail's classroom at Geelong High School. This will include Web 2 apps such as Xtranormal, Voki,, tagxedo, animoto, PollDaddy, Wall Wisher, taggalaxy and nings. Bringing Web 2 together with social media and getting students to be the assessors have been one focus of Gail's PhD classroom action research through Deakin University

2010 & later Presentations

VITTA annual conference

Nov 2010, Melbourne,(VITTA - Victorian Information Technology Association)
Presentation by Gail Casey 'Web 2.0, Social Media and Assessment - Let the students take charge!', VITTA 2010
This session will be a show and tell to discuss a range of projects, student samples and methods of assessment from Gail's classroom. This will include Web 2.0 apps such as Xtranormal, Voki,, tagxedo, animoto, PollDaddy, Wall Wisher, taggalaxy and Nings. Bringing Web 2.0 together with Social Media and getting studens to be the assessors have been one focus of Gail's PhD classroom action research through Deakin University.

ELH annual conference

Aug 2010, Lorne, (ELH - Expanding Learning Horizons Conference)

Presentation by Gail Casey 'Social Networking - Learning to Learn',

4 hour session - The aim of this session will be for participants to re write a unit of work or develop a new unit incorporating social networking and Web 2 tools. Teachers are encouraged to have a unit of work in mind and bring along any suitable resources they wish to share and use for this unit of work.

Social networking can be used in all areas of the curriculum K-12. During this session participants will begin to write a unit of work using a social networking site perhaps the ELH ning if the conference has one or

The session could be broken up into 5 key parts - all parts are highly focused on participants being actively involved and looking at different types of social networks before they begin writing their own unit on work using a social network:
  • Introduction:
  • What does social networking look like in the classroom? - Samples of social networking and Web 2 tools being used in the classroom from prep through to year 10.
  • Play time - time to explore a number of educational networks housing classroom social networks.
  • Social bookmarking:
  • Show & Tell - what are other educators looking at online?
  • Play time - time to make a social bookmarking account and start bookmarking resources for a unit of work.
  • Social networking & Web 2 tools:
  • How to get started.
  • Play time - participants sign up to a social network and explore.
  • Developing your own unit of work & adding Web2 tools:
  • Using a social network to setup your own unit of work - tips & tricks. Using an online mindmap for planning - how to embed this onto your social network
  • Adding Web2 tools to your unit of work- time to explore samples given at + sharing other ideas.
  • Adding assessment-self assessment, online polls & surveys, peer 3, 2, 1 constructive feedback model.
  • Participant online feedback to each other on their unit of work through the social network.

VITTA annual conference

Nov 2009, Melbourne, (VITTA - Victorian Information Technology Association)

Presentation VITTA conference by Gail Casey
Using Nings, twitter and SmartArt to improve critical literacy and build creativity in the classroom
This session will be an open discussion on how online social networking environments can be used in the classroom. Gail has been using these in the classroom, as an eLearning Trainer and while teaching ESL in South Korea. Participants will be involved in discussions of how nings and other social networking environments might be used in all areas of the curriculum to give a 24/7 student centred learning approach. The session will include samples of VELs assessment sheets, student work, online resources and Gail’s class materials. Student reflection, peer assessment and the use of SmartArt for planning and recording student ongoing improvements will be an important part of the discussion. Gail will also show participants how she uses Twitter for her own professional development.

Gails Research Summary - New Literacies and Social Networking

ICTEV 2009

ICTEV Handout Gail Casey 30May09


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Team Earth
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2007 & 2008

Barwon South Western eLearning Conference

2006 - 2008 Portaportal

Gail Casey's previous work - Portaportal (links)