All posts by Joe

White Water Writers Research Snapshot.

The team at Keele Univesity have sent over their a snapshot of their recent research into the White Water Writers project we run  and we thought you might be interested in reading it. There’s a full PDF of the research, and a short summary below. Summary 179 secondary school students were given questionnaires before and after the White Water Writers intervention.    Student questionnaires showed statistically significant gains in: Writing skill Team… Read Article →

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Opening up our bid writing process

Most of eQuality Time’s projects need grant funding to run.    So we’re keen to get good at writing grant applications. We also want to be as transparent as possible.  We decided to bring these things together. We are currently applying to Virgin’s #iwill Take Action fund with the Supertitle project. Virgin’s #iwill fund Take Action “want young people [particularly BAME] to use art and media as a tool to… Read Article →

On Writing Prompts

I was asked for my thoughts on the writing prompts we use in the White Water Writers project today, and rather than write a long email I thought I’d write a medium blog post. For our writing projects, we start from three different places, depending on the situation. I want to talk about the advantages and also the constraints of each. Blank slate When I train new leaders at camps, and… Read Article →

Uber signs up.

Uber’s highly controversial approach splits people, even within disability – I know people who depend on it, and people who are unable to use it because of the accessibility of the cars. I think that a lot of the decisions made by Uber are wrong – I also think some of them are relics of a time when they were a tiny upstart in a market that is famed for companies… Read Article →

Accelerated Education

Recently I was in Washington, D.C., at an education event. The event was hosted by the  Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), which is made up of education partners working in Accelerated Education (AE). The AEWG is currently led by UNHCR, with representatives from UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, ECCN, NRC, Plan, IRC, Save the Children, and War Child Holland.  I didn’t take any pictures because it was the sort of room where… Read Article →

Art!

This past week eQuality Time has been at Bath Spa University – launching our first artistic project! Early in the year we responded to this call to produce an artwork for Bath Spa’s Media Wall.  They were looking for a data-driven visualisation that involved creative writing from young people in secondary school.  Thanks to the White Water Writer’s project – we the most detailed data on how young people write novels in the world,… Read Article →

Flowers for Turing 2017

It’s that time of year again… Alan Turing’s Birthday is on the 23rd of June. We’re going to make it special. Every year, people (mostly from reddit, it turns out) pledge bunches of flowers to be placed at Alan Turing’s statue in Manchester for his birthday. In the process we raise money for the amazing charity Special Effect, which helps people with disabilities access computer games. In 2013 we raised… Read Article →

State of the Art

eQuality Time is pleased to announce that it’s carrying out it’s first arts commission! We won this call to provide a display for Bath Spa university that promotes creative writing for students ages 8-14. Our canvas for the month of July is this magnificent video wall: Looking forward to day 2 of Welcome Wall project @BathSpaUni #wearebathspa pic.twitter.com/o3LgWIcPws — MediaWall Bath Spa (@MediaWallBSU) September 25, 2016 …and we’re hoping to… Read Article →

ICE cards

We’ve  added ICE cards to the CommuniKate website. In case of emergency (ICE) cards fold up nicely to fit in a pocket and are used, as the name suggests for emergency situations like a medical problem. The normal CK20 content has been altered to put medical matters first.   You can access them either at the Github repository or at the CommuniKate website (which looks nicer, but links to the… Read Article →

CommuniKate has a translation page!

The CommuniKate project now has a translation page – helped considerably by people like Jaroslav Ryní who patiently asked lots of questions that really should have already been on the website. We’ve strengthened the support and mechanism for anyone who wants to translate the CK20 pageset. If you fancy getting involved, or know someone who could help with the translation efforts, then please head over.