Welcome to the 2018 version of www.kidcyber.com.au a website established in 1999 for primary students and teachers.
Who are we?
The writers and publishers of kidcyber are Shirley Sydenham, a primary/elementray school teacher, and Ron Thomas, a primary teacher-librarian. We are authors (together, individually and with others) of numerous books for teachers and kids, published in Australia and overseas.
kidcyber began back in 1999 when we saw the need for Internet resources that addressed the need of students K - 6 . The Internet needed material that was simply written for a younger audience, factually accurate, readily and constantly available and regularly updated as required.
Our target Audience
Students from K - 6
Teachers and parents
Homeschool students and their parents
Special Education and English as a Second Language teachers and students
We aim to provide:
More than 400 pages of easy to understand text for students K - 6 research and inquiry learning
Information organised under eight topic headings
An easy to navigate format
illustrated with photos and enhanced with video clips
'Ask a kidcyber Researcher' feature where students can request specific information about a topic using the https://www.kidcyber.com.au/contact
Advice to parents about helping with school homework assignments and projects
Writing the pages
kidcyber pages are written with middle and upper primary school students in mind, although some are written specifically for younger students, for example those about pets, farm, celebrations, and community.
Most pages begin with few simple facts in large print for younger students, before the body of text which is written for older grades.
Additional, carefully chosen links are provided for additional information where appropriate
A suggested citation for a bibliography appears on each page to assist students in this task. Students should be encouraged to acknowledge the sources of information they use for their learning.
Adding new pages
We add new pages
following changes to educational curriculum
on request from students and teachers
to meet current/topical information needs e.g climate change, Olympic Games, sustainable living.