Digital Makers – Etching Character Shields

Next year schools can participate in our digital maker programs. Our etching machine allows children to etch a design onto almost any material. In these examples children from Thackley Primary school created a design to match the characteristics of the character Ioreck Byrnison from the Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman. We then etched the images and cut them out as coasters using our machine. You can see the machine at work in the time lapse video below. Please contact us if you’d like more information about this activity.

Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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