Women in Science Day 2019: A perfect time for Junction Arts to share updates about the This Girl Codes education programme in rural Derbyshire. Exploring cultural heritage through creative challenges, … Continue reading This Girl Codes: A new ‘Love’s Welcome for Bolsover’ through data science.
In what ways can Maker Education impact on child’s emotional well-being? This will be my focus as I join the Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme at Leeds University and combine research … Continue reading Back to school as an academic next term.
Looking forward to getting my hands on the new Molecularis flipbook when it ships in August. Great taster, and fun, by way of a surprise PDF with the shipping survey from … Continue reading Flipping STEAM
Much has been written this week about a squeezed creative curriculum in our schools, including a perceived emphasis of teaching children to code to the detriment of other subjects in … Continue reading Constraints on creativity
A birthday surprise this year was a Saturday Heat Transfer Printing course at the fantastic Leeds Print Workshop. Result, loved it : ) Great chance to learn about basic techniques … Continue reading Heat transfer printing with tinkering possibilities
Perfect timing to build on the ‘Dynamic Circuits’ workshop we’ve just delivered with The Ada Show, and continue that exploration through creative tech. If it weren’t for watching paint dry … Continue reading First Light: Electric Paint Lamp Kit
Looking for a project with a social good theme and to build on resilience? Perhaps signposting girls towards STEAM through inspiring female role models? And support to make classroom connections or … Continue reading Shake Your #STEAM Power
That moment when you realise it’s far too late for anything other than make do. And a late request from Jr for paint for the school’s annual egg paint challenge turns up … Continue reading Easter Ninja Hack: Maker ‘Make Do’
I’ve got an idea in mind to create a piece of artwork to visualise some live data, and wanted to see how quickly we could create a starter paper circuit. … Continue reading Exploring paper circuits before a live data feed
Christmas came early last week. Got to admit that we became embroiled in Quality Street-gate with forceful opinions expressed about which choc should have been replaced. The trouble was that peer … Continue reading ‘Quality’ decision making without peer pressure using Picap
A Summer of sporting optimism and the anticipation of the start of the US Open after th’olympics and Wimbledon. That’s the background to our latest project, with an intention to … Continue reading Making circuits play ball with Makey Makey Go and electric paint
I wanted to link computational thinking to tinkering with a low tech approach to explore artificial intelligence for children. Moreover, to support design thinking skills as we inspire the next generation of digital … Continue reading Robotic arms: Clutching at computational straws