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Some Ideas behind Funologists

The Funologists series of activities that EdLab runs has some fun and accessible ideas at its core. This blog post aims to scratch the surface of the theory behind having fun with technology. Video of Funologists Launch This video of our launch event is a great place to start. Seymour Papert’s Gears of my Childhood […]

Create a One Page Wonder Website Workshop at HCGC

The key message for this workshop was Keep it Simple. We wanted to avoid over complicated processes when creating a website for a new project. To do the workshop was divided into three parts.  Chat about us and our experiences with websites Generate ideas on paper and talk about an upcoming project that would need […]

Digital Storytelling Workshop at Hulme Community Garden Centre

Hulme Community Garden Centre are legends full stop. But for us at EdLab they provide a rich resource for our students to experience high level community learning right on our doorstep. This session as designed to give back and a bit involve students in a community targeted workshop on digital skills. Overview and links to […]

EdLab Challenge: Support an Artistic Workshop involving Robot Making

Student mentors required for an exciting two-day workshop with Manchester School of Art. Workshop Description: For this workshop, participants will be challenged to write and perform short sci-fi dramas featuring their very own prototype robots. They will invent and perform a dystopian future for Stockport whilst exploring Arduino physical computing. This workshop is aimed at […]

EdLab Challenge – Deploy StarLab

EdLab MMU invite you to get involved in StarLab. Your challenge is to use StarLab as a stimulus for learning experiences to be delivered to children between 0-5 in a local Reggio Emilia nursery. This will involve: Develop a range of ideas for using StarLab in interdisciplinary and age appropriate ways Work as a team […]

EdLab Challenge: Support a digital story trail for a Homeless charity

EdLab MMU and Community Arts North West are working with Petrus Homeless project to support the Hidden Rochdale project, a highly interactive digital trail that will tell the hidden stories of Petrus homeless service-users. Their goal is to take the audience on a provocative and highly engaging journey through Rochdale to uncover digital artifacts that […]

Junk Percussion workshop by Andrea Vogler

Join Northern Chamber Orchestra’s percussionist Andrea Vogler for a participatory session composing and performing music using an exciting array of junk percussion instruments.   This workshop is supported by EdLab as part of the 2016 Brooks Community Learning Festival. To attend go to this link and register – Remember to choose the right day

Community Event – 26-7-2016 – Robot Orchestra Making with Noisy Toys

Help build the Mechanised String Section for Manchester’s Robot Orchestra. This will involve several different skills: DIY/woodwork skills to attach the mini machines and string instruments onto a large frame · Electrical and audio installation to connect relays and contact microphones Programing so that we can control the different instruments to start and stop at […]

Community Event – 28-7-16 – Pond Dipping with Manchester Met’s Environment Team

Manchester Met’s Environment Team and student ambassadors deliver Pond Dipping! Experience the natural environment right in the centre of Hulme by pond dipping in the wetland area. Drop by and learn about the creatures that live in the water, and have the opportunity to identify and explore the wildlife and plants in this area. *Nominated […]

Community Event – 28-7-16 – Tony Curry writing and rap workshops

In this workshop for Children and Young people Tony Curry helps guide us to do some writing and rapping on the theme of environment and sustainability.   This workshop is part of the Community Learning Festival at Brooks MMU Hulme taking place from the 26-28th July 2016 To attend go to this link and register […]

EdLab Spark: Support an activity at The Place Fallowfield

The Place in Fallowfield is a multi use learning centre incorporating Fallowfield library. There are courses offered by the WEA and it is supported by local housing provider One Manchester. It is an inspiring example of the community and local businesses coming together to save a great local resource from the cuts. The Place is home […]

All Welcome at the Community Learning Festival 26 – 28 July 2016

The Community Learning Festival is an exciting and free event happening at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Brooks building on Tuesday, 26 July – Thursday, 28 July 2016. You can book tickets and find a full programme of events for the Community Learning Festival here: communitylearningfestival-mmu.eventbrite.co.uk The festival is a celebration of the diversity of learning happening […]

Community Event – 27-7-2016 – Wordsmith Spoken Word Workshop

Are you an aspiring young poet, writer or MC? Do you feel like you have something to say? This workshop will help you find your voice, respond to the issues of the day and give guidance on writing and performance.   This workshop is supported by EdLab as part of the Community Learning Festival at […]

Community Event – 27-7-2016 – Feminist Webs Archive

The Feminist Webs Archive was set up in September 2008 by a group of young women, their female youth workers and allies. The collection is ever-growing with contributions from older, feminist youth workers and consists of photographs, banners, leaflets, magazines, oral “her-stories” and various other documents that are related to feminist youth work with girls […]