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!

Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad

Over the last few years I've been running workshops using iPads; video editing, audio (AudioBoo), animation, image manipulation and more. I can tailor them to young people from 7yrs and up; however I've found that there are also a number of adults who would like to know how to use their new devices more creatively. … Continue reading Capture. Edit. Share: Film Making on iPad

#ScotMKLS

#ScotMKLS, a set on Flickr. Photos from last week's Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) #ScotMKLS event (Mobile Knowledge & Learning Solutions). Lots learned, the most exciting of which was the Mozilla Open Badge platform. Can't wait to get stuck into thinking about how I am going to use these..! Watch this space!

Brian Cox (The Dundee Actor) talking about his experiences as a boy with the cinema as ‘child care’!

Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

I Met with Memory Box originator Scott Downie this week. It was after tweeting progress of a workshop at Alzheimer's Scotland a few weeks ago that I received a message from Scott informing me of Memory Box and that we should talk. My workshop was focussed on Dementia Diary, an idea formulated through the Scottish … Continue reading Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

The New Start

On Monday of this past week I started work at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training) as Communication and Engagement Designer. Good title, eh?! In practice it means that I will have a hand in a variety of communications using … Continue reading The New Start