Prototyping with LittleBits

We were fortunate to visit and participate in a workshop prototyping a device supporting an age-friendly city using LittleBits at The Cube, QUT "An age-friendly...

Christmas Cardboard Arcade

Following on from our History unit which incorporated the ideologies of the makerspace, the girls watched Caine's Arcade.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U After studying how Australia has populated since...

TeachTechPlay : Playback

I’m inspired and all set to hit Term 2 with more ideas after spending the last two days at the annual TeachTechPlay Conference at...

Keeping the Makerspace Momentum Going

This week I presented for the lovely entrepreneur, Karen Bonanno at Eduwebinars, a session on keeping the 'making' space in a library going. Momentum Makerspace...

Robotic Hand Mission

I was very pleased to receive an invitation from Optimise Learning to work with and trail a mission with some of our students. Optimise...

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...

The Significance of an Audience

When students have an audience, it gives meaning and authenticity to learning. This was evident this week at our annual Science and Technology Showcase....

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...

Visiting schools in Finland and Sweden

Visits to Rekolanmaki School, Helsinki and Pilbacksskolan, Malmo. Wow! Time flies, it’s been nearly one month since I was fortunate to visit a Finnish Primary...

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....