Books for a Makerspace

Throughout this blog I have referred to many books which give ideas on how to incorporate a Makerspace within a school environment. I thought...

Fun with Marble Runs!

Sharing beautiful stories with our girls is the highlight of my school day. After reading Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews and discussing many of...

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...

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....

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...

Holiday Program: Drones, Droids and Robots

Robots, Drones and Droids St Aidan’s last STEMies program (one day in the holidays) incorporated a session ‘playing’ and learning how to code robots, drones...

Guided ‘Making’

After Megan and I had tested the idea of a MakerSpace Zone and found the girls were interested and engaged in the ideas we...

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....

Learner’s Playground

I was happy to have been asked to be part of the 'Learner's Playground' at the QSLA "Creating Future Libraries" annual network conference 2016. Last year...

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...