Solar Eclipse 2015 – Dawn Chorus

Happy 'Throwback Thursday'! A few weeks ago the UK experienced a (near) total solar eclipse. I remembered that in 1999 (the previous one) the birds got a little confused… so this time I recorded them! So this is my garden, during the eclipse and the birds with there 'dawn chorus-esque' performance. Not sure if this is an known understood … Continue reading Solar Eclipse 2015 – Dawn Chorus

Getting QReative with World Book Day – part two

So, on Monday I posted about some book reviews I recorded at my local primary school. I took them home, edited them where necessary (not as much as you might think) and posted them to AudioBoo - today some of those codes (the ones posted here) are in the books that they relate to. The … Continue reading Getting QReative with World Book Day – part two

Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day 2013 On this day all sorts of activities are organised across the globe to celebrate 'the book'! One of the events a lot of schools are adopting is the 'Book Swap' where young people bring in a book from home, that they've already read (and presumably recommend…), and … Continue reading Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one

Creative Speed Dating

I attended Fife Creativity Xchange 2012 (#CXFife12) last week where I presented my Balmullo History QR Code Safari. Held at packed Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, it was a well attended event where 10 groups presented creative educational projects in a 'speed dating' format. I'm fine with creativity, but 'speed dating'? This was a new experience! Each … Continue reading Creative Speed Dating

Beautiful Fife

My last post had no pictures. This one has lots. Something for everyone then..?! The Balmullo History QR Code Safari was properly completed recently. For a while a few of the temporary codes had been left in place while we arranged fixings for the permanent ones. Now all of the permanent codes are in place, … Continue reading Beautiful Fife

QR permanence

No, I'm not weighing in on the "QR longevity" debate... this is about putting your money where your mouth is! The final two permanent codes of the Balmullo History Safari were fixed in place last night and here's a couple of pics of the Old School House - now privately owned, so thank you to … Continue reading QR permanence

Branding Safari

Apparently, if you want to design an icon or logo you could do worse than get help from primary aged kids. Children as young as 18months old have been known to recognise the golden arches of the worlds favourite fast food outlet! It makes sense that children would be image literate long before they are … Continue reading Branding Safari

Red Tape

For the first time since I took on this project I was met by red tape... of the best kind, a big red ribbon around the information box in front of the school signifying the impending ceremony to officially open Room Two's QR Code Safari! It's almost a week ago now but the Safari, to … Continue reading Red Tape