Robotronica 2017

Once a year QUT hosts Robotronica a free Robotics and Technology Spectacular with demonstrations, workshops, games and discussions. Numerous engaging activities for all ages were...

Wellbeing and Mindfulness in a School Library

With so many pressures on our students: academics, exams, body image, parental pressures, friendships, belonging and fitting in, bullying, inequality, playground gossip and social...

Impact of a Makerspace

Trisha Buckley who is a good friend, TL, book reviewer and colleague of #bestteachingpartnerever, Megan Daley, approached us about conducting a case study for her Masters...

Fun with NeoPixels!

 I was fortunate to attend a workshop on using Neopixels with conductive thread. My wonderful colleague, friend and ‘Makerspace’ guru, Anne Weaver, told me...

Christmas with TechMates

TechMates is held once a term where girls from grades 4 – 6 may invite a significant male in their lives; dad, grandad, brother,...

Inspiring Feedback

Wow! I received an uplifting email today about my blog and I immediately had to get back to posting! I have been a little...

TinkeringChild @ Home

If you follow TinkeringChild web posts, Facebook or Instagram you will know how strongly TinkeringChild feels about how learning ‘happens’ where constructivism and constructionism...

Sharing in the MarketPlace!

I was intrigued and excited to participate in a 'Marketplace' concept at a conference which was practitioner-led to develop irresistible, impactful opportunities for children and families....

STEMies in Action!

When considering where to start with our new after school Makerspace Club it was only fitting to begin with an idea which epitomizes the...

Students Inspired by an Innovator

A great way to be inspired by others is to meet and talk. STEMies Club students started the year with an inspirational presentation from Dr James Fielding,...