iTeachers and students need iMuseums
Jun07

iTeachers and students need iMuseums

Great article on page 3 of the Brisbane Courier Mail, Saturday 6th June, about 21st century students having different needs. They quote Prof Nairn, Exective director of the Australian Secondary Principals Association.  ‘If students don’t learn the way we teach, we have got to teach the way they learn.’ It seems iTeachers are tech savvy, drawing on students skills and curiosity. He says, ‘It’s about how do...

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Digital Foreigners, Storytelling and the i-generation
May31

Digital Foreigners, Storytelling and the i-generation

Below is the transcript of a Seven minute ‘lightning talk I gave at the recent Museums Australia (MA) ‘Meet Day’ at Sydney’s Maratime museum – a prequel to the national Museums Australia conference.  The meet day, for the first time, brought together three special interest groups of MA – the Educators, Digital experts and Evaluators. My talk addresses bridging digital divides through students...

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The Museum Game
Oct11

The Museum Game

This blog continues the series on Digital Games and Learning.  Today’s blog looks at a great use of iPads at the Australian National Museum. The Museum game is a very clever use of I-pads in a museum.  The game was designed by the National Museum, Canberra.  It is a brilliant example of using some of the best features of digital gaming, and creating an absorbing learning game.  There is not even a whiff of broccoli about this...

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iPad movie making a big hit for year nines
Sep02

iPad movie making a big hit for year nines

We recently ran a program for year nines at the Light Horse Museum, Mudgeeraba.  Thirty grade nine students from Southport State High descended on the museum to create short digital stories about the ANZAC spirit that count towards their history assessment.  They worked in groups of four, and showed there movies at the end of the day.  It was a fabulous effort, and most of the class had never used an iPad before.  The school  staff...

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