Creating Future Libraries Conference, Brisbane, 25/10/2019

Just a reminder that the annual Future Libraries Conference is on Friday, October 25th in Brisbane. Please see more information and book at

Drone Lesson Ideas

Year 6 Disaster Unit

Don’t Spoil the Endgame Year 8 Activity

Curriculum Links

Great Drone and Mapping Resources for Teachers

More makerspace…

This blog is my more “unofficial” makerspace site. Our other one is at
So please look at this site for a more extensive coverage of our library makerspace activities.

We offer 2 makerspace programs. The one called Makerspace runs in our McAuley Library before school and at lunchtimes. All students are welcome, but most attendees are in Years 5 or 6.

The other program is called Cre8 Lab, offered in Potter Library at lunchtime, mainly in the first 4 weeks of each term. It offers more complex activities, so students sign up for these and they usually require commitment to several lunchtimes, or more. Some of these activities are limited to certain grades due to complexity.

We also endeavour to connect makerspace activities into classes, so this does happen regularly e.g. 3D printing and El Wire in secondary Home Economics, 3D printing with ICT classes, various makerspace crafts with Year 5 and 6, often involving electronics and 3D printing, and stop motion with Arts students.

Samsung Gear 360 & Google Expeditions

360 Video with Samsung Gear 360
Connect the Samsung Gear 360 to the iPhone iOS and
Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera shoots in 4K and works with iPhones
New Samsung Gear Review
Tim Gentle’s
Google Expeditions kits
Google Expeditions in class
6 Apps for Virtual Reality Field Trips Including Google Expeditions