“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 digital games! During recent research I came across this video which was part of a series made by ‘The Serious Play Project Team’.

The project lasted for 3 years and interviews were held with the participating teachers at the conclusion, I believe there is also a book publication!

The video reminded me of why I loved being in the ‘library’ with #bestteachingpartnerever! It was a while ago now, but so much is applicable today…..what do you think? Great way to promote and engage students with fiction and non-fiction books…


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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!


  1. Hello Jacqui,
    I follow your blog and your posts in social media and always think of how lucky children are these days to have so many opportunities that were not around when I was growing up! I was hoping to get a recommendation on meaningful presents for my kids for Christmas and birthdays. My daughter is 8 and had a very basic robotics workshop at her school, which she loved. I thought it would be a good idea to get her something for Xmas to foster that interest. Can you recommend a kit to do at home or experience/workshop in that area? Also, my son is nearly 7 and looooves online games. Can you recommend any good quality games for him? Thank you!!!

    • Hi Ana

      I’m sorry I have only just seen this comment. My girls love Sphero Bolt and Dash, these would be two robots your daughter would enjoy. There are plenty of apps available to program or free flight. The other option might be to introduce her to MicroBit, its a small computer which can be programmed and then incorporated into anything she can build!

      There are so many online games your son would enjoy. Try the website called Common Sense Media it will give you a great run down on suitable games.

      Sorry again for my late response 🙁