I was asked to give a keynote speech, and a few workshops, to the nearly 200 delegates here today.
The opening presentation, from Cary Bazalgette, touched upon differing viewpoints on the digital literacies debate.
Thank you to David Mell and Margaret Howcroft, and their colleagues, for a superb event.
Also, thank you to Rick Overfield for helpful suggestions re Internet Explorer:
if you are using Etherpad, and you replay the creation of your text, using the timeslider, it is possible to make the text larger in Internet Explorer, by using the “Zoom” function (e.g. Ctrl +)
Creative thinking! Thanks Rick.
Another creative mind lives around these parts: It is rumoured that David Hockney lives near Bridlington.
David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937, the fourth of five children. His parents would have been considered quite radical at the time; his father an antiwar activist and his mother a vegetarian.
As a young boy in Bradford, David Hockney knew quite early that he wanted to become an artist. He studied at the Bradford School of Art and later fulfilled his National Service duties in a hospital. In 1959, Hockney enrolled at the London College of Art.
Although Hockney’s artistic skills were recognized at school and he was noted as an important contributor to the pop movement, Hockney didn’t excel academically. In fact, he flunked out twice before he graduated.
How about having a go at Hockneyizing a picture, as we have done above, using The Hockneyizer from Big Huge Labs.
A few other of the Web Too technologies presented, included some favourites like Wordle, QuotePad, WordSift, EtherPad, Wikispaces, Bambuser, Qik, Cueprompter, ReadTheWords,TagGalaxy, ooVoo, Twitter, Tagul, Prezi, VoiceThread, and so many more!
We loved exploring, again, the excellent - Switcheroo Zoo site. Watch this space for some of the delegates Camelephantelopelicanaries.
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