Archive for April 10th, 2013

Sound Around

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments 

Sound Around You .com is a fascinating concept: The Audio and Acoustic Engineering Research Centre at the University of Salford is building a sound map of the world to investigate how sounds in our everyday environment make us feel.

Experience soundscapes from locations around the world, then maybe add your own to the growing collection. Have a look for the iSay app to help you capture, comment on, share, upload and explore your sonic world or soundscapes.

Record clips, of around 30 seconds in length, from a sound environment in your world, and upload them to the virtual map. Or, travel the globe via other people’s unique soundbites.

Gewoon Speciaal ~ Simply Special, Utrecht

| April 10, 2013 | 4 Comments 

Whizzing, as fast as we could, from our flight to Amsterdam, we caught the train to Utrecht, and headed to the IPON conference venue, to learn alongside some remarkable students at the Gewoon Speciaal Conference.

First, we had the honour to meet the incredibly special group of students who would be joining us on this exploration of the world of collaborative digits ~ investigating people’s views, and experiences, of all sides of the world of social media, in its many forms, and we have heard about these young folk and how they are experts in social media.

This is the third year of the “Gewoon Speciaal ~ Simply Special” event. A conference that addresses the change in education where students with disabilities are being increasingly “expected” to be involved in mainstream schools. How can this provision be organised in such a way that everybody benefits as much as possible?

There was a large number of workshops, seminars and presentations, all with a focus on inspiration. Inspiration not only for pupils, but also teachers. It is also about the essential role that ICT plays in all of this. Continue Reading