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.
This project was used to identify more of the problems that we knew we had, meaning the squirrels in our garden aren’t daft! A really simple timelapse project using a … Continue reading Digital making to encourage more birds into the garden
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
This year has given me many opportunities to embrace change and direct more of my time into areas of passion and importance. Alongside establishing programmes with the Foundation for Digital … Continue reading Starting the new year with a STEM role model focus
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
Exciting times ahead! The start of this new academic year has seen us launching The Foundation for Digital Creativity. I’ve been blown away by the messages of support and encouragement … Continue reading Next steps: Building a Digital Foundation
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
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
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
An opportunity to look at drag and drop programming with the Sphero and see how far we could extend initial STEM to STEAM ideas for it. We’ve been controlling with a … Continue reading STEM to STEAM: Coding Art with Sphero