The power of gaming in education

This term I have been offering a MyTime slot known as Gamer’s Anonymous. Most Wednesdays I have the privilege of hosting this slot in our library and watching the students strategically and skilfully playing games such as DOTA, LOL, Minecraft and Neverwinter. I never wanted the library to be a silent space where I peer…

Creating a Space

Space. The noun describes a physical space where people are free to remain or move around. As a verb, it refers to the act of positioning items at a distance from each other. When creating a physical space to initiate, support and enhance learning the purposeful creation of separate and well positioned spaces is an…

The Circles of influence

Over the past three weeks the vision for our library has been at the forefront of my mind. Settling down to the nuts and bolts of book buying and equipment/technology installation has made this journey feel even more real. After a meeting with Mark Osbourne, I was introduced to this Ted Talk; How Great Leaders…

Musings on Digital Citizenship

Citizenship is defined as belonging to a space or place and obeying the laws and regulations that govern it. BUT WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP? Whilst the laws, social nuances and societal values that operate in our daily lives may be clear to most of us. The ettiqute that we follow in digital spaces (internet, cell…