Dec 18, 2017

Future Creators Cadets tell us about their newfound talent

We recently met Leah, Stephen and Daniel for a chat about what they have learned on the Future Creators Cadets 10-week programme.

Leah, Stephen and Daniel have been attending classes at The Digital Hub since early October. They are just three of the young people from the local community, who are taking part in the Future Creators Cadets programme. The Future Creators Cadets was established by The Digital Hub in 2015 and is delivered with the National College of Art and Design and H2 Learning.

 

What the Future Creators Cadets had to say:

  • “My favourite part of the course was building a doughnut-shaped guitar, we connected it to Makey Makey and downloaded all the sounds it generated.” – Leah
  • “Building the musical instruments was really fun and picking sounds for them. We made a guitar and piano and mushed them together”. – Stephen
  • Making our own controllers was my favourite part, this is where you put wires into carrots, I found this hilarious”. – Daniel

 

We also hear from Kate Delaney, Lead Tutor, Future Creators Cadets, where she tells what the programme is, what the kids have learned so far, and how education has evolved in the last few years.

Kate Delaney, Lead Tutor, says“It’s really interesting to see what’s happening in education at the moment. There is a much bigger emphasis on hands-on technology, maker spaces and development of what young people are doing in technology. We are moving from screen-based technology to more hands-on based technology such as circuits and wiring. We are working with scientific principles and connecting subjects they kids have in school, in a way they hadn’t thought of before.”

A showcase will take place on Monday, December 18th, where the students will describe their artistic creations and the story that inspired them. It is a great opportunity to showcase their masterpieces to their parents/guardians, siblings, and teachers.

Keep up to date on the Future Creators Cadets at www.thedigitalhub.com/futurecreators.

About the National College of Art and Design

The National College of Art and Design occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland.  It offers the largest range of Art and Design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is the only Irish university institution specialising in Art and Design.  NCAD has over 1,100 full-time students and a further 450 students who take award and non-award bearing part-time classes.  Further information is available at www.ncad.ie.

About H2 Learning

H2 Learning is a digital learning services and consultancy organisation. We work with a range of organisations from national departments of education, national education and training organisations, schools, companies and teachers on a range of issues that pertain to the embedding of digital technology within education and training. H2 Learning aims to help organisations embed digital technologies within their teaching, learning and assessment practices, so learners are equipped with the necessary skills to thrive in today’s 21st century global society. Drawing from over a decade of practice, we offer a selection of high-quality professional services in the field of digital learning, including the creation and provision of accredited digital learning professional learning events, project management services, and evidence-based consultancy services. For more information, please see our website: www.h2.ie