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 haveContinue 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 ofContinue reading “Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad”

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 educationContinue reading “Sense of Place – part three”

Welcome to the Real World

Morpheus said it best when he first met Neo in person! However, Neo’s alter ego, Mr Anderson, had previously been living life as a Duracell for deluded A.I. machines who had taken over the World and was getting out even less than the geeky-recluse had realised! Clearly not a real life! So it nips my headContinue reading “Welcome to the Real World”

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…”

Take Your Time

My last post illustrated how you can use an iPhone or iPad to make simple animations. iMotionHD is the App that I’ve used for these kinds of projects and workshops. It’s amazingly intuitive, powerful frame editing and great options for sharing your completed movie. This morning my little boy needed to make a card forContinue reading “Take Your Time”

Post-it Motion

Designers using Post-its is nothing new. It’s actually a bit of a cliché. Some would say passé. Presumable those people would be French. Or a tad pretentious. However, I digress. I have, in fact, this past week, been having ‘fun’ with Post-its. This is what it’s all about… What do you think – Extreme CubismContinue reading “Post-it Motion”

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)”