What is The Nook
Inspired by the little reading nook Granny Sybil enjoyed sitting in (The Little Possum who Looked Up), this little blog space is dedicated to offering ideas, inspiration and advice for integrating The Tweeting Galah cyber safety children's book series & unplugged resources into classrooms, libraries and homes.
Here at The Tweeting Galah HQ we know that our stories help educate children about important cyber safety issues. We feel strongly that open, consistent communication with children helps prepare them for life in a digital world. We want to showcase the stories and resources from The Tweeting Galah series in ways that will help other educators, librarians and parents see how fun, easy and effective it can be to integrate cyber safety and digital technologies into kids' everyday learning.
How can you contribute?
We are on the hunt for enthusiastic and creative educators, librarians and/or parents who love The Tweeting Galah series who are prepared to share their expertise, ideas and experiences with others.
We are looking for original articles, not published elsewhere.
At least one book, story or resource from The Tweeting Galah series must feature in your article (although it doesn't have to be the sole focus of your article!)
Your article can take any form you like, here are just some examples:
- Classic blog (i.e. your "Top 5 Tips for Introducing Digital Citizenship into your Classroom")
- Analysis/Option Piece (i.e. your educated views on the future of technologies in education)
- Overview of an Activity (i.e. step-by-step instruction of a STEM or art activity that was really successful in your class!)
The Nook is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise, ideas and creativity to others in the education community.
All accepted blog articles will be published to The Nook on The Tweeting Galah website, and shared through our social media channels.
Articles need to be
- Between 500 - 1,000 words
- Written to a high quality and of value to educators, librarians and/or parents. Please try to keep it fun, easy-to-read and engaging!
Please include hyperlinks and references to any academic or other resources you refer to.
In reviewing your article, we may make minor grammatical changes prior to publishing.
Submitting your article for consideration does not guarantee that it will be published.
You are encouraged to provide 3-4 high-resolution images to accompany your article (please only provide photos you have the rights to).
Remember to include a short bio about yourself (100-word maximum), along with a headshot and any links to social media or websites.
Ready to submit?
Please email us to discuss your blog article idea (or ask any questions) - firstname.lastname@example.org.