Category Education

Choosing the right graph

“If the statistics are boring, then you’ve got the wrong numbers.” ― Edward Tufte (pioneer of data visualization ) Graphs are often used as frequently as they should, but when they are used they are often just bar-charts or pie-charts. Personally I…
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The School of the future

This video on Twitter had quite an immediate visceral reaction, from its viewers. Perhaps with you as well. The responses on Twitter were very binary: “No, just no” “I haven’t seen a class of kids so engaged in my teaching…
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Learning Objective Generators

A well written Learning Outcome is crucial to what we do, but the process of making them can be tedious and it can sometimes feel that we are turning our expansive field of interest into something clinical, dry and scientific.…
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SPATnz site

In this project I was given the brief to create a onepage introduction to selective breeding of Greenshell Muscles for SPATnz. It includes Interactive Videos, Interactive Graphics, a glossary and a timeline.
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Bee Counter

Digital Counter I made to find the flow of traffic going in and out of the beehives at Te Aro School. Made with an Arduino, a PIR sensor and an LCD Shield. The students should be able to compare data…
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WelTec Interactivity – Week Two Summary

* Further discussion into adoption of interactivity in current projects * Introduction into coding using the artist coding language – processing.org * Introduction to other interactive software – vvvv, PureData, Max(MSP), MIT Scratch. * Task: Create interactive “toy” using processing.js…
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WelTec Interactivity – Week One Summary

Brief introduction to different techniques Class trip to Te Papa to look at the interactivity in use at the dinosaur exhibition Task: Create alternative game controllers using Makey Makeys Introduction to creating environments in Unity Tested 3d and motion capture…
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Brooklyn School TV

In 2012 I worked with Year 7 and 8s to develop a weekly news show. I taught the key members how to green-screen, audio mix and do lighting. Then I stood back. (Well, not completely I still helped with their…
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