Using Apps on the iPad for Making

Next week I'll be running a winter session for ICT Pedagogy over 5 days for third and fourh year pre-service teachers at Griffith University....

PLN’s are Invaluable!

Professional Learning Networks or Personal Learning Networks are not ‘new’, but have grown exponentially, with the world wide web. Whereas, it used to be...

Adding to our Space

Our MakerSpace Zone is really establishing itself. The girls are using the equipment and trying new ideas and projects. The method of introducing concepts...

Sharing in the MarketPlace!

I was intrigued and excited to participate in a 'Marketplace' concept at a conference which was practitioner-led to develop irresistible, impactful opportunities for children and families....

Inviting the girls to make…

During the next term in Library skills the girls were learning how to find topics in the non-fiction area of the library so I...

Earth Angels

My 'best teaching partner ever' Megan runs Earth Angels. This club has been running for a number of years and since Megan took over it...

“An Oldie but a Goodie”

Five or six years ago I was involved in a research project with Griffith University looking at the impact of ‘games in education’, in-particular...

Awesome Automatons!

TechMate Evening Term 2 challenged our participants to design and make an automaton. The girls, along with their significant male, planned, sorted materials and...

Books for Coding

During Semester 1,  Megan and I have decided to incorporate coding activities into our library lessons. Our library lessons are 3 weekly rotations of Recreational Reading,...

3D Printing and HTML & CSS

Students observed the structures in their immediate environment, both natural and man-made. Using Splat3D the students experimented drawing 3D shapes and then building on...