A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

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March 26, 2015
by Jean
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Minecraft – can it support learning?

Next Monday (30th March) there is a programme on Radio 4 called ‘Minecraft: more than a game’. Its on at 11am and than available on iplayer and on Box of Broadcasts if you a university student.

minecraftIn this programme the presenter, Jolyon Jenkins, explores the computer game Minecraft. Children have the opportunity to create and manipulate in the digital world. Recently a school here in Northampton tapped into the creative potential of Minecraft in a whole school project.

You can read more about this experience here at the Bridgecraft Blog

You can find more about the creative potential of Minecraft here.

Have you got any experience of Minecraft in school or at home?

What are your thoughts about the radio programme or about Minecraft generally?

Post your comments below.

January 14, 2015
by Jean
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Northampton Inspire

The next Northampton Inspire Network Meeting is next Wednesday January 28th at 4.30pm.

We’ll be in Sulgrave 034 (the art room) with refreshments available from 4pm.

Screen-Shot-2015-01-04-at-14.38.20-1xn7mlnWe’re going to be making creatures like these (on the right) using wire, paper, glue and tape. Then we’ll be setting them into digital environments and manipulating them.

This is an opportunity to connect physical and digital art, learn to use green screen and be creative with a supportive group of lecturers, teachers, students and teaching assistants.

You can book a free ticket through eventbrite and read more information here

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