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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National Trust Award for WWI Digital Storytelling Education Program
Aug30

National Trust Award for WWI Digital Storytelling Education Program

It’s official – a high commendation for our Digital Storytelling Program!  The National Trust Queensland awarded the High Commendation for the project ‘World War I Digital Stories – an education program for year nines’. We piloted the digital Digital Storytelling Program for Year Nines from Southport High School last year.  Janis Hanley  adapted the History in Place Kit for an excursion to the Mudgeeraba...

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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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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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