iPads at Museums: ‘History in Place’ for Year 9
Nov06

iPads at Museums: ‘History in Place’ for Year 9

I am incredibly inspired by the History in Place Project (HIP).  HIP  provides a template for creating activities for students with iPads at museums to create movies about their  experience.  Jo Clyne from History Teachers Association of  Victoria’s (HTAV), delivered a paper in conjunction with Culture Victoria,  at the Museums Australia conference in May.   So when the year nine history teachers from Southport High approached...

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Top Gun – Top site!
Oct30

Top Gun – Top site!

  Recently we visited the F111 Museum Evans Head.  (Its full name is the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage  Aviation Museum).  It was the first day the museum was showcasing its F111 Cockpit experience.  My eleven year old was super keen. The museum is brand new, and is fortunate enough to be allocated the care of one of only six F111s to be placed in museums around Australia.  The historic society got the green light last...

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Oct01

New Blog series: Ist of October we are launching our new website with a blog series ‘Are digital games bad for kids?’.  The aim is to post one blog per week day for the month of October.  It is part of a challenge, graciously hosted by The Nestor. Please, follow us, join in the discussion.  Click Are Digital Games bad for kids? for  contents page and first post. The blog series explores the element of digital games that...

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7 Keys workshop at Grafton Museum
Sep06

7 Keys workshop at Grafton Museum

There was an excellent turn out to the 7 Keys workshop run for the Museums Australia Far North chapter.  Those attending included volunteers from the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales including, Yamba, Ballina, New Italy, Alstonsville and as far north as the Tweed.  Volunteers of the Clarence River Historical Society hosted the meeting at their beautiful Schaefer House museum. This was the first run through of the workshop...

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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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Three more Awards
Aug30

Three more Awards

Very exciting news.  We were awarded three more Queensland National Trust Awards for 2013.  A High Commendation Govenror’s Award was received for the Year Two Mudgeeraba Discovery Walk, A Silver Community Award for the Commemorations Project for th eLight Horse Museum, and a Gold Governors Award for the work done for Gold COast City Council on the Heritage Program of work.  Great news for us – and excellent for the Gold...

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