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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Museums Connecting the edge
May18

Museums Connecting the edge

As I was going over my notes from day 1 of the Museums Australia Conference in Launceston I was struck that it read a bit like a poem – so I nudged it into one. Here are the ideas and words of wisdom from the speakers on the day… I Resurection, Relevance a new audience found Finding relevance in a contemporary community Standards ever increasing Outlook change evidence audience Shrinking numbers of arts journalist As...

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ANZAC Commemoration Resources
May07

ANZAC Commemoration Resources

Anzac Commemoration – Year Three Excursion Resources The Year Three Anzac Commemoration Education program is an exciting day out at the Mudgeeraba Light HorseMuseum.  It covers a ranges of pre and post excursion resources, as well as the activity sheets for the visit.  The excursion is planned to align with Australian History Curriculum requirements. The Excursion is a day of adventure and new experiences for the students, and...

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Great kids activity booklet from QM’s ‘Hidden Treasures’ Exhibition
Jan23

Great kids activity booklet from QM’s ‘Hidden Treasures’ Exhibition

I only caught up with the ‘Hidden Treasures’ from Afghanistan exhibition this week.  While the destruction of the Kabul Museum is quite disturbing and a big loss to world heritage, the recovery of items by the museums’ staff is inspiring.  It is a story the sparks many questions and lines of inquiry, since it was done in secret, and many thought these treasure were lost for quite some time.   I wonder about the tough...

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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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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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