A Teacher of Technology & Library in Primary Education

If you are looking for great tools to support your students as the use online resource to support their research & inquiry investigations, here are some of my go to sites which I use in both my Library and Digital Literacy classes.

These are suitable if you wish to use alternatives to Google or Bing (particularly with students in the early years of schooling).

If you know of others, please contact me to update this list.

Happy researching and inquiring.

Happy 2021

Welcome to a new school year for my fellow Australian educators and happy 2021 to educators around the world.

I am about to embark on my 32nd year of teaching. Wow. Even that is a BIG number in my eyes. I never would have anticipated being in education THIS LONG and still have passion and determination to make a difference to the adults of the future.

This year I have new sense of FREEDOM, this time over the past 5 years I have been filled with dread thinking about how I will EVER complete my M. Ed. I never thought I would see the light of summer again and be study FREE. Well for a number of personal reasons and the current world climate, things have been rather subdued these holidays. I have actually just spent time pausing, reflecting and resting after a mammoth 2020. Not looking back, but just reflecting on what worked well (WWW) and what could be even better if… (EBI) in 2021 for the numerous roles I undertake in my work and in my personal life.

Wishing you all the best of health to tackle another year in this ever changing world of education.

Be well and stay well is my wish for you all.

Raffaela 🙂

In association with Stella Schools, LMERC , SLAV and VicTESOL on Wednesday 16th September 2020, I am sharing culturally diverse literature applicable for the primary years.

Stories are powerful. They shape the way we think about the world, ourselves and each other. The stories we choose to present to students at school, as teachers and librarians, profoundly affect how students perceive the world and their place in it. We want to help you choose culturally diverse resources that reflect students’ diverse lives, promote inclusion, challenge stereotypes, confront racism and ultimately strengthen our multicultural society.

Click on the image below to view the selection of literature presented.

F-6 Scope and Sequence


This Foundation-Year 6 (F – 6) Scope and Sequence supports the embedding of Digital Citizenship (DC) and transliteracy competencies within inquiry-based learning using children’s literature as a provocation, enabling Teacher Librarians (TLs) in collaboration with educators, to provide examples of best practice in 21st century learning. 

This learning module steps through the Information Process (ISP), incorporating a Scope and Sequence framework, and provides curated resources for TLs and educators to embed transliteracy and global DC competencies across the F-6 curriculum.

After completing this module, Teacher Librarians and Educators should be able to: 

  • Learning Outcome (LO1): apply a scaffolded F-6 Scope and Sequence to effectively embed global digital citizenship and transliteracy competencies within the Information Process (ISP)
  • Learning Outcome (LO2): apply specialist advice when analysing and choosing resources for current and future curriculum planning
  • Learning Outcome (LO3): develop a Digital Learning Environment (DLE) to meet the needs of information users 

Learning Outcome (LO4): collaborate, co-create and share with others to extend personal learning networks (PLN)