September 13, 2013

For the dinosaur lover in your life ...



Youtube is a fabulous place to find little videos to inspire learning.  This one is for little dinosaur lovers wondering "What does a paleontologist really do?"

July 21, 2013

Swim in a Waterfall - NT Adventures: Litchfield National Park

We went out camping to Litchfield National Park during the school holidays. 

Litchfield National Park is 130 kilometres southwest of Darwin near the town of Batchelor. The main feature of the park are a number of beautiful waterfalls set in a monsoon rainforest.

There are a number of easily accessible waterfalls in Litchfield National Park.  We went to one of the most child-friendly, Wangi Falls.

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July 17, 2013

What I Believe About Learning

I believe that everyone is capable of learning and wants to learn.

I believe that the deepest learning happens through play (even for adults). Play is the step in learning that takes you from a basic understanding to being able to creatively use knowledge, skills or tools for your own purposes. 

I believe that learning is connected.  You must access knowledge from mentors and peers to extend your learning.  You gain feedback about your progress and direction from others.  You, in turn, act as inspiration and a source of knowledge and feedback for others. Everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach.


July 16, 2013

Anyone up for a Creative Kids Challenge?

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Are you an adult interested in inspiring children to be creative? There is a place for you to connect with other like-minded adults on G+ – the Creative Kids community

Are you an adult interested in inspiring children to be creative? I challenge you to facilitate or act as a mentor in this creating with kids challenge that I have started in the G+ Creative Kids community.

July 7, 2013

Ways to Be Creative: 33/51 Draw a Tree of Life

This item on my list of ways to be creative came from this blog post about creating a tree of life with children at Playful Learning.  I enjoy memory keeping, family history and making timelines of life event, so, for me, this was not just an activity for children.

Over the weekend I drew this tree of life to represent my life – one ring for each year of life.

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I have colour-coded it with red being the things I consider most significant through my life and yellow being less significant or memorable times.

What’s this all about? A little while ago, I made a list of 51 ways to be creative, I’m slowly working my way through the list.