Ukie’s colouring book is now ready for you to download for free.
With special thanks to all our amazing contributors, this colouring book is jam-packed full of artwork, for everyone to enjoy. Inspired by the theme ‘play at home’, you can explore art from students through to games industry professionals.
I can’t believe that as I write this blog it has been 50 days since we first officially moved the whole Ukie office to work remotely! I’m finding as time goes on, I am getting used to the new rhythm of my working week and am even enjoying the challenge of finding better ways to teach remotely.
With 5 live streamed workshops under my belt I though I would discuss a little about the pedagogy behind the delivery of our Digital Schoolhouse live streamed workshops.
A month has passed in the flash of an eye, partly because we took an extended Easter Holiday of three weeks before starting back to full time online learning from 20 April. So it’s been just over a week of a new structure for the school that I described in my last blog post - mainly focussing on three hour long online lessons in the afternoon supplemented by activities and pastoral sessions in the mornings.
We’re looking for talented individuals to submit artwork to the Ukie colouring book!
Needless to say, along with everyone else the past month was half normal(ish) and then quite suddenly completely different. Following the announcement by the government of school closures nationwide we have all been relegated to home-working and, most probably, being more-than-a-little glued to the machines we have chosen to base our teaching careers around!
It has been a very exciting and busy 5 months or so at New College Swindon with our internal Smash Bros league-taking place every lunchtime. Despite having over 100 learners across the college sign up we decided to put the tournament in the canteen to increase awareness and interest around esports. This has resulted in lots of spectators, including staff and students, watching the matches.
Every lunch time since September we have been running an eports tournament with Digital Schoolhouse. This has involved students taking on roles such as manager, shoutcaster and others in what is actually a huge industry worldwide - the competitive playing of a game in front of an audience for (potentially) huge prizes. The Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros.
At uni, at Ukie
I’m Phoebe! I’m a third year university student and I am now officially on a work placement with Ukie helping the Digital Schoolhouse team on the lead up to their esports tournament.
I’ll be writing several blog posts throughout the next 3 months documenting my experiences as I go along and sharing some insight into what goes on behind the scenes planning the events.