Note to self…

Guest post today! It’s me… but me two years ago..! Do you or your kids play video/computer games? I wrote this during my Masters year (on ‘Mysteryboxes’, my Masters blog) when I was looking into video games and what we can learn from them about learning and engagement. At the same time I was aContinue reading “Note to self…”

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. TheContinue 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…), andContinue reading “Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one”

Digital Imaging on iPad (via AudioBoo)

The images above are on display at Perth Museum and Art Gallery. From left to right, the second, fourth and fifth displays were completed as part of an iPad workshop I led in November 2012 and are exhibited until the end of March. This week some of the young people who took part in the project,Continue reading “Digital Imaging on iPad (via AudioBoo)”

Guildtown Project (via AudioBoo)

Guildtown was founded in 1818 by the Guildry Incorporation of Perth. The Primary School, through a series of interlinked projects (many of them delivered through the Living Communities Programme at Perth Museum and Art Gallery), explored the Guildsmen and the trades that they governed. They also made a mini-documentary including a recreation of how theContinue reading “Guildtown Project (via AudioBoo)”

iPad – therefore iLearn

Over the past 18 months I have had many opportunities to use the iPad as a learning tool and information on Playful Communications: learning and training services can be found here. As a combination of camera, audio recorder, note-pad and presentation tool I initially thought it would be useful to me but more and moreContinue reading “iPad – therefore iLearn”

Living Communities and the QR Code

On 18 December I visited Perth Museum and Art Gallery to deliver a workshop (as part of their Living Communities project) using one of my favourite applications AudioBoo! The brief from the Living Communities project leader was as follows: “We’ve a group of young people from four Perth and Kinross schools (3 primary, 1 secondary)Continue reading “Living Communities and the QR Code”