imageAfter presenting a webinar for Eduwebinar last week and reading the feed back, which was very encouraging, I thought I’d put in one place a list of the materials and suppliers I have used.  Many of these I have mentioned on other posts but I thought having them in one place might be helpful…so…apart from non-fiction books in your library ( 680,700’s, ) which is where my students started, the following have assisted my journey:


Invent to Learn by Gary Stagers & Sylvia Martinez

Makerspaces by Samantha Roslund

Makerspaces in Libraries by Leslie Preddy

The Invent to Learn Guide to Fun by Josh Burker

The Art of Tinkering by Mike Petrich

Sylvia’s super-awesome project book : volume 2 : super simple arduino! by Super-Awesome Sylvia

Worlds of Making by Laura Fleming

Tinkering:Kids Learning by Making Stuff by Curt Gabrielson

Internet Sites:


Invent to Learn


Bare Conductive


Maryville University  (Thank you to Ava)

Circuit Stickers





Jaycar Electronics

Bare Conductive (UK)

Adafruits (USA)

Chibitronics (USA)

Matt @ Melbourne)

Aldi & Kmart

MTA   Modern Teaching Aids















Mrs J in the Library

Jill Riley

Paula Jasper-Hall

Suzanne Brooks

Deana LeGassick

I’m sure I’ll be adding to this as I travel……..


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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!