Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Lego for library teaching...


Not quite a games workshop... but last week I ran a Lego for Library Teaching workshop in Manchester.

We had a full day of exploring the use of Lego (and to a certain extent, other building materials) in libraries / learning support. It's the first time I've spent a full day running a workshop on this, only touching briefly on it in other workshops before, and I really enjoyed it - I think the attendees did too.

The video above is a summing up of the workshop by an attendee (Lawrie), there are more available to give a flavour of what we did, as well as some pictures I took on the day... one of which is below!

Alicja has already written a short blog post of the day too.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Danish workshop at Dokk1!





Just back from running a workshop at Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark as part of the Next Library festival. I ran a workshop called "Make a library game in 90 minutes" where we squashed as much of a normal half day workshop as we could into 1.5hours!
It meant it was a tad rushed, but still good fun and everyone managed to create a rough prototype. I'd love the chance to run some proper workshops in the Nordic region, perhaps I'll have to start looking out for the chance to do so...

Friday, 17 April 2015

Dublin 1st May!



Looking forward to going to Dublin soon (1st May) for a day to run the making games for libraries workshop. Bookings are currently open, but close in about a week's time.

Hoping we'll get a few more bookings before the day, as I've been keen to go outside of England with these workshops for a while - I feel guilty just running the "open" sessions in Leeds / Manchester or London!

The last one was in Glasgow, this is in Dublin, so all I need to assuage my guilt now is to run one in Wales... next one perhaps?

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Palm Trees and Coconuts



A prototype game from the SALCTG gamification #libraryplay workshop in Glasgow, March 2015.

Find IT!



A prototype game from the SALCTG gamification #libraryplay workshop in Glasgow, March 2015.

Database Ace



A prototype game from the SALCTG gamification #libraryplay workshop in Glasgow, March 2015.

Library Soup

A prototype game from the SALCTG #libraryplay gamification workshop in Glasgow, March 2015.