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Making a Story Club

Our Story Club Multimodal text creation. Young people need to be able to communicate effectively in an increasingly multimodal world. We need to be able to comprehend and compose meaning across diverse, rich and complex forms of multimodal text. (Victoria Education and Training.. October 2017)   It’s been an exciting morning for me following a …

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Curriculum Exploring learning

Our Hour of Code event

Programming for children is no longer a strange issue for parents and students. Writing a program on your own computer will be an opportunity for your children to explore themselves and train themselves with the skills they need. Hour of Code website I have a new job! Following my interest in Maker clubs and design thinking …

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A Travelogue: Vietnam for a year

Rice harvesting in Hoi An

Here is our first exposure to Vietnamese life. The rice paddies surround Hoi An… they are everywhere! Utilising the Thu Bon River and all its canals and waterways, there’s plenty of action at harvest time. This is about rice harvesting in Hoi An. It is May here now, and that’s the time for harvesting the rice …

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A Travelogue: Vietnam for a year

Vietnam for a year

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.     (Douglas Adams, writer) The decision was a year in the making. To move to Vietnam and explore the world. “Where do you want to start?” My choice. Let’s start in Hoi …

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Crafting Makerspace

Kinetic Sand play

Kinetic Sand is the perfect material for open-ended, non-directed play.  Children learn creativity and sharing skills with sand play. Kinetic sand: What’s that? Is it messy? Not sure… Is it conductive? Let’s see… Sandbox Manifesto? Almost! Great excitement today as we opened our new boxes of Kinetic sand. I was looking for an alternative activity …

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