“It’s not the tech, it’s the story you tell with it that makes the whole experience creative.”
Join in digitally creative workshops run by Jo Hall using iPads. These workshops are about making better video, audio podcasts, stop frame animation and writing. Ideal for primary schools, secondary schools, charity groups and teachers.
Sessions will involve the whole group or class working together. The workshops are hands on with lots of hints and tips. They are fun and there will be content created by the end of the workshop.
You can choose from video, audio, animation or writing. The workshops are delivered in your school (distance permitting) or preferred location, others are available live online.
The workshops link to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence’s experiences and outcomes. Literacy (writing), Numeracy (time, measurement), Expressive Arts (participating in performance & presentations), Art & Design (various including drama), Technologies (digital literacy). The workshops will involve other areas of the curriculum depending on the topic chosen. The workshops work well with outdoor learning themes and encourage creativity. .
Workshops take place in your school or a location of your choice. For schools outside the central belt of Scotland there will be extra costs involved. Some of the workshops can be delivered online.
Jo Hall is a former BBC Senior Learning Producer who has worked in outreach for 12 years teaching young people to make films, animations and podcasts. She is also a writer and has written for Cbeebies (Balamory, Me Too, Nina & the Neurons, Molly & Mack). Jo produces a podcast and writes a series of books around her character JoJo Gnome (www.jojognome.com).
Teacher Feedback On Workshops
The pupils in my upper primary class loved this imaginative writing project. Jo pitched it perfectly for the pupils and she had a great rapport asking and answering questions as the workshop progressed. It was lovely to see how engaged reluctant writers were and also the motivation pupils had to complete the tasks despite working remotely.
“The children loved the workshop and it was perfectly suited to them.”
“Thank you very much for today, we all had a lovely time and enjoyed your session a lot!”
“Thank you so much for today’s workshop; the children thoroughly enjoyed the content and meeting JoJo Gnome. I thought the session was very engaging, age and stage appropriate, and had a great element of fun to it. I would highly recommend your workshops. Thank you again!”