Award-winning author, teacher, trainer and gaming expert Kyle Mawer talks about his experience at The Image Conference.
1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference?
Not only to have the chance to see a lot of interesting images and learn how teachers are using them but also to meet a lot of like-minded people. It was also highly inspiring and set creative juices flowing.
2. How was The Image Conference different from other conferences you’ve been to?
It was a lot easier to get around and the subject matter was a lot more focused. It was also just a simple matter of looking at which three presentations there were on at a time and choose one of them to go to.
3. What were the main discussion points to arise in The Image Conference?
The copyright issues surrounding certain material as well as how easily the ideas could be replicated in your own class.
4. Are there any practical activities you saw in The Image Conference which you’re going to use in your classes?
Absolutely. Have used the short presented by Kieran Donaghy called ‘The adventures of the cardboard box’ and used techniques gleaned from Mark McKinnon’s session using film. Thinking of ways to adapt Paul Driver’s spywalk game to take place within the confines of a small young learner centre.
5. Would you like to see a second edition of The Image Conference?
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