Category Archives: Web 2.0

Free eBook from iTunes – August 16

Who doesn’t love finding out science-y stuff?!

Where do all the teaspoons go?

Why do cockroaches ooze white stuff when you squish them?

Fee eBook!

Dr Karl’s Little Book of Trivia 101

Check out Dr Karl’s Little Book of Trivia 101! Free this week on the iBooks store.


2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Recess @MHS: a choreographed piece – An MG response

Based on this post from Tania Sheko at Melbourne High Library I had a go at using Hyperlapse myself. Here are the resulting videos.

First attempt

Second attempt

Melbourne High School Library

We’re pretty busy at recess – as well as before school and during lunchtime. I used Instagram’s new app, Hyperlapse, to film a section of the library during recess. This was hand held – for 21 minutes.

Recess Melbourne High School Library from Tania Sheko on Vimeo.

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Thought of You

Thought of You – Ryan Woodward

There is also a free app for iPad and iPhone available in the iStore –

Make a digital mural with | Bright Ideas

via Make a digital mural with | Bright Ideas.

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

This very thoughtful blog post is from a teacher in the States, Susan Lucille Davis. As you can see at the top of the post, the article is well-travelled.

via A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children.

Keep it tame!

Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 5th February this year.   It’s a day for all of us to focus on the need to use the Internet with care and consideration.

Respect each other online

“You can use phones, tablets and computers to do awesome stuff. But things can turn nasty if you use them to disrespect each other. Treat each other with respect and Keep It Tame.”

Check out the website:

Keep It Tame

Destiny Quest app

Destiny App

Using Smore to promote Destiny Quest

I “built” this app flyer for Destiny Quest in about 5 minutes using Smore.

Join a National Year of Reading Twitter Chat

Want to see – and enjoy – the value of Twitter!? Come dip your toes – or wings – in and give it a go!

Join a live Twitter discussion for National Year of Reading. Set to start at 8.00pm on April 24th 2012 using Twitter Chat, the theme for April’s discussion will be ‘Feel’ – one of the petals on the National Year of Reading which you can see on the official logo below. Participants are asked to use #NYR12 (so that everyone can see the comments shared) as you discuss reading that reminds you of tactile things or reading that makes you feel.

Not sure how use Twitter Chat? Follow these three easy steps!!

1. Go to

2. Select the ‘sign in’ tab at top right of the page

3. Enter #NYR12 in the search bar and enjoy the conversation!

Never used Twitter but would like to give it a go? Ask one of the Library Staff to give you a hand. See you there!