Being a Guest Blogger


Softlink specialises in knowledge, content and library management systems and request management systems for special, education, government and corporate information centres and libraries. St Aidan’s have used Soflink library system to support and service our school community.

I was excited and honoured when Angela Timbs from Softlink contacted me to ask if I’d consider being a Guest Blogger from posts on TinkeringChild. Together we combined a number of posts and Angela organised the content into four posts. I thought I’d share the posts here in one place.

The first post focused on creative coding activities that addressed elements of the STEM curriculum, with suggested resources to support teaching and learning in this area.



The second post looked at ways to connect literature and coding, using texts as a starting point for creative design, engineering and programming activities for problem-solving and self-expression.


The third post I shared some activities the students did to apply technologies within the social sciences, through designing, creating and tesing digital solutions for current and future social issues.



In the fourth and final post I described a history unit which involved students researching and scripting documentaries using green screen filming with Do Ink app to consolidate and present their results of their inquiries.





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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!