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7 learnings that we have brought from Mediafrica
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Next week we are flying to Budapest where we will gather to evaluate and think about next steps of Mediafrica, a project we have been working together with 15 different African & European organizations. As this event is getting closer, we decided to write about the impact that it has had on us. Because both…

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Imagine that… Participatory Video, Inclusion & Movies
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When we had the first meeting with Ourense International Film Festival and they told us what they wanted to do this project became one of the most interesting for us. Goals were, in one hand, expanding the OUFF activities out of the cinema venues and disseminating the creative activities to the streets and to the…

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EpDLAB, or how to experiment with ICT for social change.
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During this 2015-16 school year, students will work on social change by using digital storytelling. It’s been a while since we don’t sit down to write a post, but sometimes is not easy to find some minutes to stop and look backwards. Today is the day. One of the projects we are investing more time…

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Fai Rúa: Barrio Alto Neighbourhood of Vigo WebDoc
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An interactive documentary that recovers the past of the old district, A Ferrería, reclaims its present and recognizes the cultural and social heritage of the neighbourhood. Construction of the new Council over the ancient San Sebastian Castle (Council of Vigo Archive) It was firstly know as A Ferrería (Blacksmith’s), but lately it was also known…

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How ICT are changing storytelling
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A. Waters ends this text writing “I’m interested in the history of our imagination about education’s future and the role technology – and influential ed-tech storytelling – is assigned in shaping that.”, “The Horizon Report: A History of Ed-Tech Predictions”, in Hackeducation). After that, it’s unavoidable to think: Will it change the way we tell…

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“O importante é ter claro onde imos, os contidos están no medio” | O CEIP A Rúa, ganador do Premio á Alfabetización Audiovisual 2014.
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No CEIP A Rúa, catro profesoras amósannos orgullosas un mural no que vemos cámaras, micrófonos e a fábrica Massó. Massó Hermanos S.A. empregou a unhas dúas mil persoas en Cangas do Morrazo (Pontevedra) entre 1955 e 1985; agora é un edificio abandonado onde aínda viven historias de baleas, cancións e recordos da época dourada das…

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Participatory Video and Media Literacy
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“What we should not loose. PV is not about documentary making, but about people who know each other and have relationships with each other and who want to share their own stories”. This sentence, said by one of the participants on the second Better PV Practice online Web Gathering last May was very inspiring. Oftently,…

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Videogames in the classroom, beta version
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When we speak about contemporary society, about what defines and distinguishes it from the previous ones, we commonly establish technologies as the backbone of new communicational, economical and political paradigms. And, of course, new educative models. ICT learning-based approaches arises as the definitive switch that activates the motivation of the students to enhance creative and…

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Cancasete, a portrait of Cans
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Building a portrait. Like painting a face, sketching a landscape or depicting a place. This was the aim of our last documentary work, named Cancaste. Cancasete is a multidisciplinary project, a participatory and playful project integrated in the Festival de Cans, one of the most transgressor and authentic cultural events. Our purpose was simple: to…

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Cell phones and schools: a forbidden love?
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“Do you have Wi-fi?”, this is one of the most common requests in public spaces. Besides, the variety of different electronic devices is multiplying, they are also more movable, and the phone companies offer a wide range of fares and services on behalf of so-called “always connected”. Nothing without an app, no one without a…

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