DEB and me
Vivid MD Mick Landmann has worked with young people through the Youth Service and Youth Opportunities and Youth Training schemes and is a pioneer of digital technology for education and training having been involved with digital technology since the dawning of personal computing in the 1980’s.
To feed his passion for education and to help address the changing needs of education in a 21st century world MD Mick Landmann has co-founded Digital Education Brighton (DEB), a not for profit organisation that works with schools, colleges and others involved in teaching and learning. ‘Predicated on action’ DEB currently has a number of live projects on the go including:
- helping schools implement smartphone technology in the classroom including a related smartphone repository scheme
- Working with young out of school people producing short teaching films using i-phones with film making app produced by O2 Learn for uploading to the O2 Learn repository of teaching and learning videos.
- Working with a local primary school in using mobile apps for teaching handwriting.
- working with University of Essex PhD and Masters students and Brighton schools in user centred design of learning environments to teach computer programming and related disciplines both within and without school environments
- organisation of Teachmeets, including Internationally with Australia, Canada, and Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, bringing real examples of the application of digital technology in the classroom to other practicing teachers. The latest of these will be on 26th September 2013 as part of the Brighton Digital Festival and will explore creativity in the classroom.
- a Free School application for a Brighton City Centre Community School that will avail itself of the facilities in the city centre for many of it’s physical resources, e.g. the school library will be the award winning Brighton Library in the city centre. The school will make good use of digital technology for its communications and a range of teaching and learning resources, the management of which will come under the auspices of Digital Education Brighton.
- Working with Brighton and Hove Albion football club (The Seagulls) in the development of a heritage lottery bid to fund education activities in relation to the new museum to be opened in September 2013 at the award winning Amex stadium, home of the Seagulls.
- As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador Mick has been voluntarily involved on the ground with young people in a range of capacities latterly including:
* Working with a group of students at the Self Managed Learning College in Brighton over a number of weeks producing a teaching video on the basics of drumming, filmed on iphones and other digital cameras.
* Helping students at Sussex Downs College to use iphones to film elements of fitting hardware into desktop computers, putting them back together again, and installing software, as evidence if their capabilities for their course hardware module.
* Working with groups of Year 6 students in producing presentations to run on IGOR (Interactive Galleries on Request) software for museums.This is a pilot project related to the development of a Heritage Lottery bid with Brighton and Hove Albion. The bid relates to the development of education resources around the Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club new museum opening in September at the Amex stadium.