‘Best Friends’ by Jacqueline Wilson – QR Book Review

From time to time my kids do reviews of books they've read on AudioBoo. I tag the post with a QR Code that goes in our copy of the book... and maybe a few other copies that we tag guerrilla style (watch out Waterstones!) AudioBoo will even generate a QR Code for you now so … Continue reading ‘Best Friends’ by Jacqueline Wilson – QR Book Review

Sense of Place – part three

I started using QR Codes in 2010 - firstly to see if I could add any value to advertising. I then became more interested in education and developing the 'game' element (of what were essentially digital treasure hunts) to engage children in learning activities. Conveniently, in the middle of this diversion from advertising in education … Continue reading Sense of Place – part three

Jesse (in a nut) Schell

Excited..?! Excited doen't come close!! I was on my way into Dundee on the train this morning when I spotted a Tweet: @DareToBeDigital Excited for the @jesseschell talk at the Dare Jam at Dare ProtoPlay! Did you get your ticket? http://www.dareprotoplay.com  #Dare2013 Excited doesn't cover it - Jesse Schell is the chap I watched endlessly while … Continue reading Jesse (in a nut) Schell

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 a … Continue reading Note to self…

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

Mystery – the forgotten ‘capturing’ device

So often we hear how difficult it is for celebrities to maintain their privacy and yet two of the biggest stories of the last few months would suggest that it is possible to manage your affairs while avoiding unwanted (and unnecessary) media attention... Back in October 2012 George Lucas managed to surprise the world with … Continue reading Mystery – the forgotten ‘capturing’ device

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

The Guerrilla Educationalist

There has always been a significant number of people who have documented their lives in various media for many decades. The combination of mobile devices and social media has of course blown those figures through the roof. It's funny to think back a few short years to when so much fuss was being made in … Continue reading The Guerrilla Educationalist

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