Designing emojis relevant to the participants' lives and culture is a way of increasing their digital skills and working to decolonise the internet, says Indigemoji creative director Leigh Harris: "Many had never used a tablet or any kind of design software before." he says. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Harry Williams with friends building Ted Strehlow’s house at Jay Creek: One of the thousands of historical images in the public library collection created by BARRY ALLWRIGHT. He writes in our Rest & Reflection series today.
What does it take to be the best primary school teacher in Australia? To have a warm and vivid presence might be part of it. Add imagination, keenness, a strong sense of possibilities, interest in the world. Then let's not forget experience, support from colleagues, and a school environment where everyone is pulling on the same string to keep kids happy and learning.
This teacher, Jo Sherrin, and this school, Bradshaw Primary, can be found in west-side Alice Springs. Last Friday at a ceremony in Melbourne Mrs Sherrin, one of two teacher-librarians at Bradshaw, was named the nation's Primary School Teacher of the Year at the inaugural Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership. Pictured: Kaylana Hagan (left) and Casey Lally with teacher-librarian Jo Sherrin, who's been named the Best Primary School Teacher in Australia. KIERAN FINNANE reports.