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 incorporating the technology that we had available in our library. This is a prezi I put togther some time before to remind our classroom teachers the type of technology the school library was using and had available to use.

As one of the teacher librarians I wanted to be able to use many of the ideas to promote and stimulate reading. So I bought products from UK and USA to assist with creating cards with LED lights. Reading from Katherine Jinks novel ‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’ and discussing many names used for both mythical and ghostly creatures the girls drew some imaginative creatures!


Useful websites

Children’s Books Daily

 Some of the books I used to learn more about ‘MakerSpaces’


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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!