Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Make Things Do Stuff

Well, it's not too often I get excited about websites but this particular one has certainly got the creative juices flowing yesterday! According to their website, Make Things Do Stuff "aims to mobilise the next generation of digital makers" and will enable people to "make sense of all the resources that are available to them and will help them to navigate a path that will take them from being a digital consumer, to being a digital maker."



The site seems to have the support of Nesta, Nominet Trust and Mozilla. Users can easily find projects around creating animations, building apps, games, physical computing, remixing and mash ups and websites. I was particularly drawn to the website section which took me through html coding, Mozilla X-Ray Goggles which is a Firefox plugin that lets the user easily change html on any webpage and finally the Mozilla Popcorn Maker were you can mash up videos with other digital resources such as photos, text and even Wikipedia pages! Select your level, 1 being someone starting out, to 3 being someone more experienced. Each level having a range of projects suitable for that user.



Looks there are some fantastic activities for both primary and secondary aged pupils, at a time when interest in coding and digital creation has an increasing profile in Welsh education.