Shadowplay Workshop, 2006. Photo: Mark Savage. Courtesy of AV Festival 06.

How can technology and digital tools be best used to support creative play and learning in Early Years settings? Are desktop computers an appropriate tool to use with young children? How can we think outside of the box, using existing technologies in a more creative way and placing them firmly in the pedagogical toolbox? A panel discussion with some of the leading national academic and industry experts in this field explored these questions and looked at new digital products that are being designed for young children. There was also a chance to experience Shadow Play, a new magical audiovisual workshop created by sonic artist Dan Fox.

Schools: Let me tell you a story


Mon 6 March 2006, 1pm–3pm

The Sage Gateshead

St Mary’s Square
Gateshead NE8 2JR