Building a Computer?…….Yes!

A small group of girls have been busy this term following a blueprint to build a computer in our Makerspace. I gave the girls a 'Piper Computer...

More Favourite Maker activities

After the success of making cards with electrical circuits I decided to guide the girls in creating 'bogles' using dough. I was fortunate to obtain the...

Playing with robotics

Our Code Club has grown into Robotics and Code Club! During the last school holidays I spent two days sorting out all the Mindstorm NXT pieces and...

History in the MakerSpace Zone

During semester two I have been teaching history to Year 6 students. Following the Australian curriculum these were the focus questions we addressed:     Focus Questions...

Making with Andrew King….author/engineer

Andrew King...Author and Engineer...tinkerer extraordinaire! Wow! Such a fabulous day with Andrew King. He inspired our girls with his delightful stories of Engiibear's Dream and...

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...

Making with Grandparents

Today was Grandparents Day and our Year 6 students brought their grandparents into our Junior Library MakerSpace Zone to 'make' together. The girls challenged...

Geography in the Makerspace Zone

It was now time for us to promote our space to the rest of the school and to get the teachers behind what we were doing....

Researching ideas

I spent a lot of time reading and searching the types of activities being carried out in school libraries. I saw such value in...

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....