Today was the launch event of the two week long Kent ICT/ writing project: “Emerging from the Myst”
It was attended by 198 teachers from about 190 schools and was held at The Hop Farm
What a day! Thank you everybody, for the superb feedback.
A lot of laughter and a lot of creative and imaginative thinking from all those present.
I think the title Emerging from the Myst is a very clever one as it highlights that there is an awful lot more than just the gaming elements. A barrow load of ideas emerged today. Some of them from the mind behind this project, Mandy Barrow.
Mandy is perhaps best known for her tireless work on the Woodlands Junior School website. The most visited school website in the world at some times. We are at Woodlands tomorrow, so more on that then.
A big thank you to Mandy, and her colleagues in the Kent advisory service, for organising an excellent start to, what looks like it could be, a vibrant and exciting project throughout most of Kent.
I mentioned QTVRs again today. Here is a good little link:
Arounder.com, Travel and Lifestyle in 360-degree Quicktime VR – Virtual Reality, Full Screen panoramas…
In their own words:
“AROUNDER gives those who travel, a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens.
Each issue contains a series of panoramas in a selection of formats – QuickTime Full Screen, QuickTime Medium and Java – so that both dial-up and high-speed Internet users can participate.
Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area.”
There were loads of pickies taken today, some of them we hope you can, or will be able to, see here.
Taking pictures is great. It is what to do with them afterwards that matters.
Polaroid-o-nizer is a fun and quick way of creating, well, Polaroids!
<———- Spot Mandy at today’s event
Picassa is a super way to adapt and change the look of your pictures as well as to store and organise them.
I look forward to the next two weeks, and our chance to work with children of all ages and abilities across Kent. Let’s see what emerges from the mist/ Myst as we explore the world of words.
Category: 1) Events and Training days