Saturday, 14 March 2009

Skills Swap


Yesterday when I was walking around Tallis after school I stumbled across a group of staff who Mr Hawes was teaching to use iMovie. I thought it would be a good idea if classes like these were open to students as well as staff. Then we thought it might be a good idea to exchange our talents, know-how and expertise. Maybe we could get people to think about what they could share and what they would like to learn. Could School support a project like this? What would we need? Where could it happen? How would we get people involved?

What do you guys think?

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Jon said...

This is a great idea. Learning is not something done to young people by older people. I think the idea of exchanging skills and know- how is great so that we can create a school where everyone is a learner and a teacher.

Soren Hawes said...

I think this a fantastic idea that could have a really exciting impact on Tallis. It could be organised demonstrations, or maybe it could be a more informal exchange of expertise - or maybe a mix of the two. I'm wondering if there could be a weekly time slot in the same space where people could work together to develop skills and projects. Maybe we could have a blog where people offer expertise and seek support and knowhow. To get the ball rolling I can offer some Imovie and Final Cut expertise and I'd really like someone to get me started on Garage Band and maybe even Iweb.

Mr Hawes

billy rowlinson said...

Mr Hawes i wouldn't mind you extending my knowledge about final cut, and yea i would love to be able to create my own music using garageband as well

Jon said...

Maybe we should have weekly clinics on a particular night for a variety of Skills Swap sessions. I like the idea of a drop-in. This way, there's no pressure on people (or a feeling of guilt if they can't make it) and there might be several people to help rather than just a single "teacher". Let's try for weekly sessions on: Garageband and Logic/Logic Express, iMovie and Final Cut/Final Cut Express, Pages, Keynote and Comic Life, iWeb and Web 2.0 applications, iPhoto and Photoshop. This should get things off to a nice start. I'll talk to a few people to see if there are spaces and machines available. I suppose it'll have to be Tuesday and Thursday after school.