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The first session took place today with FORCEM at Laburnam Rd Library. I discussed web 2 wit
h the guys and talked about forcem.co.uk
emails and google docs but it was going over their heads. Their focus was clearly the Cemetary and their website so we got right down to it. They created a home page, a news item and two grave records. Two down only 14000 to go! That’s right there are many more recorded graves than there are headstones. Some of it comes into data protection territory but clearly the visible headstones are public and can be recorded on the website without too much fuss. The rest can come later. When I explained to them about global positioning and media scapes to chart the cemetery and they got very excited about that.
View the website here.
Low numbers again for the MyWeb2 workshop. This week we:-
Created a spreadsheet for the Village Halls finances.
Looked at some YouTube videos.
story to the website showing how all the houses narrowly escaped demolition.
Shot some video fottage using a small hand held video camera that gave people the idea of a Margove Park “walkthrough” video.
One new @margrovepark.com email was created to go through the process of new account creation.
All the tasks were recorded as a “screencast” so that participants could refer back to the processes they had learned. These videos are quite large and we are still wondering how best to use them.
Too large to get many on a USB stick. Maybe we need to compress and add to the website.
A couple of people expressed and interest in being able to electronically fill in forms that can at present only be filled in on paper. We’ll look at a simple piece of free software to do this.
With the Destinations UK Online centre the hub of ticket sales and information about the internationally renowned Saltburn Folk Festival, the ICT suite was used to continue the musical theme.
Visitors from accross the country surfed the
internet to find out more about the bands performing and what esle they could do in Saltburn and the area.
Groups took advantage of the
digital music workshops that were held over the weekend, learning how to record and edit music online and how to find and download Free software that
could he;p them.
With some impromtu playing and singing, the centre began to resemble our own little Abbey Road!!
The first MyWeb2 session (web2 for older people) took place in margrove park this week. I know I
said there was no plan but the session didn’t even go as NOT planned. Small numbers again but at least different people. The’re still dead keen to add stories to their website.
I had been downloading a widget to resize images and they jumped
on the idea of “what’s this downloading malarkey”.
so they went thought the process of
1) downloading a Microsoft powertoy
2) Downloading Picasa
3) Installing both
[name] flapped about her lack of success with image downloading/uploading and we discussed htat the proper terminology had to be “transfer” (from camera to PC) I showed her how to treat the camera as an external drive and forget about the camera software thus taking charge of your own devices.
the END product is this:
A new series of workshops and delivery sessions began
at Margrove Park after the community centres Internet connection was finalised with help from the UK Online SID project.
With help from the team from the University and Destinations,
residents got straight into developing an on line identity for the village, downloading the software needed, installing it and working on images of the village to upload to a village webpage.
There will be a further 5 sessions looking at ICT issues that the residents have requested. With First Time Online being made available for those needing to develop or start their ICT journey, others in the groups can concentrate on other areas such as digital photography or web site design and maintenance.
Below are the comments received on YouTube for Redcar & Cleveland Mind’s animation Diversity Dave. You can see the animation here.
2 days ago)
this is mint
Deano12387 (2 days ago)
i think this is the best annmation in the world, it also has an upbeat message behind the colourful animation, how wonderful. I just wish my ginger son had seen it before he committed suicide. We shpuld all spread the message. ITS COOL TO BE DIFFERENT,even ginger
johngrong6859 (2 days ago)
you are soo right, we are lucky to have characters who can relate to
the younger generation. we could all learn a lesson from diversity dave. this video should be shown to all gingers, disabled people and other different people
Deano12387 (2 days ago)
my son was often called a square at school i wonder if he could have learned from diversity dave, just like the yellow square in the film did.
The soundproof nature of the new Radio Studio in the Diamond Street base of Redcar and Cleveland Mind was tested to
day when gales of laughter issued from the room where training was being conducted. The first audio piece is
online and can be found here
Watch that space as training continues and big plans are afoot for future broadcasts.
Had a wonderful time working with pupils from Bedale Primary. The children do the school great credit. Over 40 children worked in three sessions to produce the animations you can see below. Apart from the actual animating the children learned so m
uch about teamwork, problem solving and negotiation. Plus they gave me two bottles of
Mr Bean Goes To The Opera
The Blob & The Knight
One Sunny Day
Don’t Drink And Drive
The Three Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
What a fantastic day was had at the Middlesbrough Mela on Sunday 14th July.
Thanks to Teesside
University, Destinations UK Online Centre and the SID project had a fabulous space on the Bandstand and were able to promote digital and socia
l inclusion at this prestigious event. With images and video being uploaded live at the event people could see first hand the power of ICT and how it can bring people together. With people checking local websites of the Mela as well as Direct.Gov for local information it was a very active day. Even the weather forecast was being checked online!
Click here for behind the scenes pics
click here for all pics
We’ve had a successful bid into the University for Industry’s (UFI) Social Inclusion Demonstrators funding stream. The Teesside SID project will be one of only 20 UK projects that will seek to demonstrate that ICT and the skills to use it can benefit individuals, families, communities and society itself and enhance “Social Inclusion”. UFI will appoint researchers to follow the S.I.D.’s and The University of Teesside’s School of Social Sciences are hoping to perform a study of the Teesside element. In awarding the funding UFI said of the Teesside bid…….. “The panel was very impressed by the strong innovation element to your bid, particularly the commitment to developing community media and how you will work with local partners to attract the very hardest to reach members of your community to be part of the Digital Village.
Developments in this project will be reported regularly here http://tvcm.co.uk/category/sid/
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