Making, Tinkering and the Web
Mark is an independent maker educator, digital artist & tinkerer. He is excited about creating learning experiences for curious learners to discover and explore technology through the arts. He is an independent Maker Educator, combining this with research for a Masters in Arts education at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. He is a Mozilla Club Leader & Apple Distinguished Educator. As MYP Design teacher & Digital Learning Lead/ Technology Integration Specialist, projects have included developing Genius Hour, infusing the maker movement throughout school, leading European Code/Maker Week initiatives and authoring an iTunes U course to empower mobile learning leaders by ‘Making Thinking Visible’.
Mark offers Maker Educator residencies in school, museums & informal learning spaces.
Mark recently featured his work at the Mozilla Festival and has led workshops, creating ‘pop up’ makerspaces as part of the MakEY project with the University of Sheffield, Learning2 Europe in Warsaw & Milan, ECIS Technology Conference, Munich and Practical Pedagogies, Toulouse.
Talk to Mark about Invention Literacy, MakerSpaces, Web literacy, Web remixing, Mozilla Clubs, Sound art installation, DIY subcultures, MYP Design, Google Suite for Education, iPad initiatives, making thinking visible in the Amazon Rainforest, DIY wearable technology and his Skateboard upgrade maker project!
He previously initiated an iPad learning landscape whilst coordinating the IB Primary Years Programme. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator.
As a young teacher he developed the use of animation in the language arts receiving recognition nationally, being short listed for the Unilever International Schools Art Competition with a film short, ‘The Apartment’.
His work was recently published as part of the Apple Distinguished Educator community collection ‘One Best Thing’ entitled: