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Sarajevo Stories: We Are Bosnia

November 11, 2014

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Haris Pamuk, 26, is a tour guide and hostel owner in Sarajevo. Having experienced the excesses of the Bosnian war for independence from Yugoslavia he knows the struggle for freedom and right of expression in the country is far from over. Bosnia and Herzegovina is suffering industrially and economically from a lack of investment and […]

Blu: epic stop motion animation and street canvases

September 13, 2014

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Stop motion animation is the driving force behind the career of British animator Nick Park and his Oscar-winning Aardman Animations. It is also one of the easiest forms of animation to learn and an excellent way to teach people about the craft. Aardman used ‘claymation’ and modelling clay to tell its stories about Wallace and […]

BBC Fresh: Hothouse Flower and the botanic heist

February 12, 2014

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Lindsay Bramwell was a volunteer at the Moorbank Botanic Gardens in Newcastle upon Tyne. Used as a research facility by the University of Newcastle, the lease for the gardens was not renewed in autumn 2013 leading to speculation that the greenhouses would be turned off and the facility shut down. All of the exotic plant […]

BBC Fresh: Skin You’re In short doc

January 8, 2014

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BBC Fresh is a new site set up to showcase documentaries and short films from people who don’t have any prior experience of broadcast or ‘big’ budgeted productions. As a tester I submitted the film ‘Skin You’re In’ to them and was surprised at the results. The only terms and conditions are that the film […]

Digital skills in education: multimedia, iPads and MOOCs

December 12, 2013

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Educators should thank their lucky stars for the blog scene because without it they might be stuck in the digital dark ages. Thanks to the blog work of dedicated teachers and online learning experts it is easy to keep up to date with the latest digital resources. Three blogs I read regularly provide excellent background […]

3D Print Show London: a video introduction to the UK’s largest 3D event

November 20, 2013

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Just a quick post today to showcase a video I put together at the 3D Print Show London last year. It was the inaugural event and featured a range of exhibitors from commercial desktop 3D printer systems (Formlab, Makerbot, Cube etc) to large engineering and academic research projects (Europac, University of Nottingham). Some of the […]

Sugata Mitra: Ripping up the education rulebook and his league of grannies in the cloud

November 19, 2013

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Sugata Mitra looks like a kindly uncle with his round face and a swoosh of black hair punctuated on both sides by inverted commas of grey. You expect him to be jolly and he is, but when he speaks about learning and his maverick educational projects you feel the enthusiasm and then genuine awe at […]