Wednesday, February 08, 2006


steel city

Words change walls, change familiar things like trains and buses; but here graffiti seems to have transformed the whole shape and meaning of Steel City Gymnastics (next to the municipal baths). The building itself, even the original sign seems to have become a secondary thing, a surface, a canvas for a bigger message.

Changing practices are showcased here. This is Active Worlds for educational settings. We’re going to be watching nine and ten year olds in dispersed locations in Barnsley navigating and learning in a virtual world. It’s so exciting! But first, of course, we have to get the planning group and then the participating teachers into virtuality. That’s a lot to document - somebody, give me a grant and a research team…please!

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