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5 Lessons I learned from teaching Digital Literacies in Scottish Schools

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Through my role as project coordinator for the Digital Commonwealth, I’ve had to spend a lot of time this year behind my laptop, coordinating, making sure that the right people are in the right location learning the right things from the right people. Working alongside the project’s education coordinator Alison McCandlish, the project developed a Scotland wide digital literacy programme…

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So how was your summer?

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Sorry, long time no blog. Mainly because my full time over the last 12 months has involved so much blogging in project spaces, blogging in other people’s project spaces and teaching other people to blog in their own spaces that my own blog has taken the hit when it comes to writing down my own thoughts about things and the…

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Guest post on Digital Storytelling in the Scottish Government’s Legacy Blog

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A few weeks ago during Legacy Week, I was asked to write a guest post for the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 blog on Digital Storytelling and the process so far for the Digital Commonwealth project. Below is link to the full article. Digital Commonwealth: Digital Storytelling for 2014.

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Presentation: Digital Storytelling & Major Events at Digitally Agile CLD Working Group

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Last week I was invited by Martin Dewar from Youthlink Scotland to deliver the opening presentation at the Digitally Agile working group who were developing a set of standards for considering social media and digital literacies in a community learning development (CLD) setting in Scotland. Digital Commonwealth: Major Events and Digital Storytelling (talk for #DACLD) from Jennifer Jones The talk…

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Using #OpenBadges for the Digital Commonwealth Project

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As part of my role as project coordinator for the Digital Commonwealth project, I have been working with the project team to develop a set of educational resources which will be used to support trainers and learners within the schools programme and the community media cluster activity. I have spent some time researching Open Badges to help support a proposal to…

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Project: Update on Wester Hailes #digitalsentinel community reporter taster sessions

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Over the last few months through my freelance community media development role at WHALE Arts in Edinburgh, I’ve been facilitating several community media ‘taster’ sessions in Wester Hailes for the development of the Digital Sentinel, a community-ran local news agency. I have been in this role with WHALE since October last year, having developed a ethical media policy and timeline for developing and…

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