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Learning

Making QR Code Treasure Hunts

Been thinking about how you could set up a QR code-based tresure hunt activity – scanning a QR code in a location brings up a Google Maps link showing where the next clue is, and so on. It might be a way of structuring field trip activities – at e…

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Learning

Making location-based activities with ARIS

I’d stumbled upon ARIS about a year ago but never had a chance to try it out until recently. Given that I’m now doing workshops on geolocation stuff and I’m presenting at an Enhancing Fieldwork showcase, it seemed the right moment to try. ARIS is …

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Storytelling

Hmsg Spiral maps

John Johnston has recently blogged about a mapping project called Hmsg maps that’s worth a look. It’s an elegant bit of digital storytelling from Charles Veasey and J. Craig Thompson where they traced a spiral shaped path from a key location in Ne…

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Learning

Facebook Killer, qu’est que c’est? Fa fa fa fah, fa fa, fa fa fah fah.

Google+ has been causing a bit of a stir over the last week as people with invites have been putting it through its paces. I don’t have an invite. 🙁 But then, neither do the other people in my core network. Watching the tweets come in about how p…

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Learning

With social media, “We are the product…”

Hat tip to @sboneham for tweeting this one. Douglas Rushkoff talks about the lack of public understanding about what technologies like Facebook are for; allowing companies to monetise the data that we willingly surrender to them. I’ve heard Miles …

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Learning

What’s your social media exit strategy?

As part of our Netskills workshop on using social networking for community participation we have guidance on putting together a social media strategy, involving aims, outcomes, methods, individual responsibilities etc. One question I want to inclu…