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”

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! EachContinue reading “Creative Speed Dating”

Beautiful Fife

My last post had no pictures. This one has lots. Something for everyone then..?! The Balmullo History QR Code Safari was properly completed recently. For a while a few of the temporary codes had been left in place while we arranged fixings for the permanent ones. Now all of the permanent codes are in place,Continue reading “Beautiful Fife”

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 inContinue reading “The Guerrilla Educationalist”

On the road to AR

Great blog post here from Dan Slee thinking about AR in the world of Local Authority (LA) Communications, PR and the news room. I too have been inspired by the humble Nintendo DS in the past so it’s interesting to see what kicked off this train of though. As an ex-local authority man myself (as well asContinue reading “On the road to AR”

QR permanence

No, I’m not weighing in on the “QR longevity” debate… this is about putting your money where your mouth is! The final two permanent codes of the Balmullo History Safari were fixed in place last night and here’s a couple of pics of the Old School House – now privately owned, so thank you toContinue reading “QR permanence”

Badge of honour

Last minute job as a memento for the cast and crew of the Byre Youth Theatre production of Bugsy Malone! Well done folks… here’s to the next big BYT! I also have to make mention of Wee Badgers who made the badges for us. I’m not going to tell you exactly how quickly they turnedContinue reading “Badge of honour”

Branding Safari

Apparently, if you want to design an icon or logo you could do worse than get help from primary aged kids. Children as young as 18months old have been known to recognise the golden arches of the worlds favourite fast food outlet! It makes sense that children would be image literate long before they areContinue reading “Branding Safari”