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

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!

‘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

Sense of Place – part two

Last night was the 'private view' opening of the Sense of Place exhibition (see previous post) - what a great evening! I'll have so much more to say about Sense Of Place (Nation Museum of Scotland lead project) (#YAGsop) but this is just my unloading piece… more will follow in days to come. The young … Continue reading Sense of Place – part two

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

Storify, Storify Storify

Storify is fantastic. That's all you need to know. Storify exists simply for you to gather, or craft, a narrative from snippets of social media channels. The likes of Twitter, Instagram, Faceook, etc, are already in the business of providing a means of telling a story but they are rigid streams of information and the … Continue reading Storify, Storify Storify

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

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)