April 2014

Emporium of Dangerous Ideas Event – Take a Walk on the Wild Side

28 April 2014
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Exciting news! The Real David Cameron and myself have joined together to offer a one-day course. Combining our skills we are inviting you to join us for a Walk on the Wild Side on Sunday 8th June. This course is part of The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas which runs from 6th-18th June 2014. It will be a heady […]

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Kaleidoscope Images and Symmetry

22 April 2014
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The kaleidoscope feature of Photo Booth on an iPad remains one of the funkiest ways of looking through the lens I know. It is a useful addition to any light and colour project because what one sees can be photographed. It can capture images for later use. Ordinary kaleidoscopes do not have this ability.

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The Clootie Tree

19 April 2014
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Recently I visited the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and World Centre for Peace and Health. Whilst walking around the Peace Garden, I came across the Clootie Tree. It was impossible to ignore such was the blaze of colour and vibrancy even on that dull, overcast day.

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Shadow Explorations with an iPad

16 April 2014
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Have you ever got that feeling that you aren’t making the most of a resource? Ever since I bought my mini iPad I knew I hadn’t done enough experimenting with Photo Booth. I had given classes opportunity to freely play with Photo Booth and its effects. The use of the mirror app is very helpful […]

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Buddhist Prayer Flags

12 April 2014
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As a Scottish primary teacher, I have to teach Religious and Moral Education which includes learning about other religions, not simply Christianity. Often people wonder how religious education can undertaken outdoors. It is easy to forget that the main world religions pre-date our obsession with indoor education by many centuries. Many religions and key religious texts […]

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Rainbow Maths Sticks

8 April 2014
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The mathematical potential of a stick never ceases to amaze me. Here’s my latest idea which is remarkably simple and came about owing to overhearing someone mention colour coding. You get some sticks. You paint the ends different colours. You play with them. You explore the potential for maths. That’s it. Experiment! Now if you […]

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