Bertha Park High Official Opening

Depute First Minister John Swinney MSP being interviewed by Mason, Bertha Park High There's only ONE first night... ONE official launch... ONE grand opening. Just before Christmas I was invited to attend the Official Opening of Bertha Park, a brand new high school in Perthshire. I had previously worked with the staff and was honoured … Continue reading Bertha Park High Official Opening

#MadeOnAMobile at the Open University

I’ve been aware of the Open University for as long as I can remember. From the baffling TV programmes of the late 70s (while I was off sick from school) through to understanding later in life what an innovative and creative solution the OU was to learning and person centred education. https://youtu.be/4pj7qMHLpho Footage and feedback … Continue reading #MadeOnAMobile at the Open University

One Day Digital with Nesta

It was One Day Digital at Glasgow University on Saturday. Organised by Nesta UK I was invited to provide a workshop to enable Primary Teachers some basic understanding on how they might use iPads for creative projects in their classrooms. I set the scene here. My approach was a combination of showcasing projects I have … Continue reading One Day Digital with Nesta

Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

This Saturday at Glasgow University I’m hosting a Digital Media class using iPads at Nesta’s One Day Digital event for primary school teachers. The focus will, quite honestly, be my eleven year old self’s wish list of school holiday activities… film-making and editing, animation, audio recording, image manipulation and sharing them. To do all of … Continue reading Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers

A what it says on the tin post: Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers This started about a month ago. I met up with a group of Young Carers from Fife with the aim of working on posters and other ways of awareness raising and ways of reaching to the 'hidden carers' that we know … Continue reading Digital Storytelling with Fife Young Carers

#HowAreYouWired?

Positive Wiring - Positive People is a project that has been baking for almost two years. And now it's ready. Im so pleased to have been a part of it but I also hope that this is just the beginning... I had the privilege of being present at the launch of Elgin High School's Positive Wiring - How Are You … Continue reading #HowAreYouWired?

Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Tonight (Thursday 6 February) was a reflection evening at the McManus. We were reflecting on the Sense of Place project with our young artists who range from 15 to 18 years old. We hadn’t seen most of them since the show opened so apart from anything else it was just great having them all together … Continue reading Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

My kind of CPD!

The McManus (Dundee’s Museum and Art Gallery) was host to a ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD) session last night. Organised by Angus Arts Co-ordinator Pauline Meikleham, artists and teachers from Angus Council came along to hear about the McManus creative learning programme, the Youth Action Group and the ‘Sense of Place’ project/exhibition (closes Friday, so hurry!). … Continue reading My kind of CPD!