About

Art teacher. Learning with technology. Digitally creative.

imeBlog posts about art education, my creative use of technology, eco/green design and use of multimedia. This is my personal blog, started in 2006 as a reflective practice on my teaching, use of technology and creativity. Content on this site can sometimes been found elsewhere on the web; in the form of guest posts, school web sites and other site addresses as I have moved the blog from host to host.

I have been teaching art and design for over 20 years and occasionally other subjects too. I am passionate about art, design and photography as a creative practitioner and teacher. I can turn my hand to video production and kids’ creative broadcasting too at a push. The archive of innovative work I have been involved with can be found in part here.

I completed an MSc in Multimedia/E-learning in 2010. My e-book on video in education is available to download: videocasting-to-the-natives.

If you would like to share ideas and collaborate or make contact, follow me on twitter: @damoward.

Things I enjoy:

    • Walking/hiking – for exercise and clearing the head; I try to walk for an hour a day or longer if I have the opportunity. I really enjoy getting out into the open countryside.
    • Reading – books, newspapers, Kindle, online; any format. Fiction and non-fiction, whatever takes my interest. I tend to have a couple of books on the go at once. Fave book: Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Currently reading books on nutrition.
    • Photography – often using my phone to record recipes or students’ art work but for the purposes of being creative too using a DSLR and/or my trusty Pentax P30 SLR.
    • Meditation/mindfulness – something I got into at university via audio tapes that I have revisited often and have now rediscovered the joys through new iOS apps.
    • Travel – not necessarily the destination.
    • Growing Vegetables – I like to be outside the house in fair weather but don’t have green fingers or the necessary motivation for flower beds and shrubs. I like to grow just enough vegetables to get a buzz out of having nurtured from seed to the table. I have fruit trees, a greenhouse for tomatoes, peppers, marrows and courgettes and a small kitchen plot for Calabrese broccoli, potatoes and runner beans. I have focussed recently on varieties not available to buy in supermarket groceries, such as purple potatoes, yellow tomatoes and candy-swirled beetroot.

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