Here are a few thoughts on teamwork and a recommendation for Yammer, a desktop and mobile tool which addresses communications for dispersed teams. If your organisation is made up of remote groups which need to work more closely together, share ideas and resources then Yammer may be of interest. I’m hopeless at working on my… Read More »
Had a wonderful morning at Keighley Picture House there Nick and Eileen welcomed our cinema project. The school had 6 weeks to make a film – but not just any old film. The project was initiated by the arrival of a strange alien capsule guarded by the D.A.F.T. agency. The capsule contained this encoded message… Read More »
Ilkley Photographers will be gathering again on Sunday the 14th of October at 10am Cafe Nero, Brook Street. Are you up for the On the Spot Challenge? We made the observation that we are different from the Ilkley Camera Club because we have “photographers” not “camera” in our group title. So the meetups are possibly more about… Read More »
Thought I’d update you in the media projects I’m involved with through Oblong in Leeds Oblong is a community development charity based at the Woodhouse Community Centre in Leeds. The charity manages the newly refurbished centre, runs community development projects and supports the personal development of volunteers. As part of this we are steadily growing… Read More »
Here's a nice little video on ways to help you keep up the creative thinking. I like number 25 – stop trying to be someone else's perfect. It's got more than a million plays on vimeo which isn't bad.
A bit about the Media Team plans. Next week I’m kicking off a video focused team at Our Lady of Victories School in Keighley.
Had a meeting with Creative Partnerships today to discuss some schools ideas. One comment was that across the different schools we've visited, there were measurable levels of curiosity. Some schools children didn't seem at all curious (often in successful schools), while others were very curious indeed. Set me thinking whether you can encourage a… Read More »
I've been reflecting on this year's Creative Partnerships projects in local primary schools. There has been a real mixed bag – some brilliant and others less so. The work has involved making video usually alongside a drama practitioner. The projects are set up by the school to a very specific brief. The brief will usually… Read More »
Here's a little sample of a video we made at a school in bradford. I have not done shadow puppets before but I was impressed with how this went. Of course in this context the process and what the children learn is more important than the product. Scripting, building a wooden frame and cloth, fixing… Read More »
I'm going to an ICT conference in Manchester on Friday. Apparently ICT stands for Intermittent Cervical Traction (I looked it up); You can understand why I'm apprehensive. Actually, I have a lot of reasons to be apprehensive. For a start there will be a lot of teachers there and secondly it's all about technology (not… Read More »