The Maker Movement

As a maker and a creative individual my heart fills – making is occupying the ‘inter-webs’ in so many ways including commerce, business, research, craft, science and  more…Makers are everywhere.

ÐÎϒ

Makezine Blog

20 Years of Maker Movement – Wired

What if the Maker Movement & Why Should I Care?

Advertisements

Write a Book in a Day – 2013

STOP PRESS

50 students tucked in The Learning Hub, humming with creativity

 Chris Love LIVE from the US by Video Conference

How did that happen? It’s a whole year and LCGS Seniors are at it again.

  • 8 pm Photocopy & binder homage and books in. Watch out for on-line copies soon…
  • Mr. Grubert has just walked passed “It’s 8 PAST 7”
  • 7.05 and chatting with Chris in Seattle, Mr. & Mrs. Norris are  been visiting everyone and Mr. Grubert is waiting for a deluge of new books in electronic format. Then it’s time to bind. The countdown is on.
  • It’s after 6 PM and after a group meeting & pizza  for 50, deadlines are looming. The writers and publishers are calm under pressure.
Almost a complete nutritious meal.

Almost a complete nutritious meal.

SAM_0241

Second stage graphic work

Focussed

Focussed

Table top turbo snail

Table top turbo snail

SAM_0253

The List

SAM_0251

Inspirational wall plan

rbdgroup pixJPG

Action shots

Write a Book in a Day Competition – midday update 2 from Mr. Grubert

  • We are five hours in with seven hours remaining. Most teams have finished a first draft of their work and are reading through their chapters to check for quality, continuity etc. Feet are up, shoes are off and no-one is observing the “Do NOT eat” signage in the Learning Hub.

As a sidenote, some of you will know new student Catherine Kerr. In case you don’t, check out one of her “sketches” of Holly Feather, one character from her team’s story…

Copyright Catherine Kerr “sketches” Holly Feather

Copyright Catherine Kerr
“sketches” Holly Feather

************************************

UPDATE 1

  • An extraordinary 50 students participating on campus and a 51st, Year 11 Chris Love, who is participating via video conference from Seattle, USA. Chris will work through to 3:00am Seattle time to complete the project!

Three hours into the twelve-hour epic, storylines are developing with the following six ideas being worked peak:

 Team 1 – Grade 9s:

Pastafarian (no, that is not a typo) priest Fabian meets Victoria, a politician. Together, they must defeat the piranha-controlled enemy who is trying to take over the world…

 Team 2 – Grade 7s:

A Rock Star and a Gardner fall in love but mean-girl Brittany tries to break them up through an extortion attempt…

 Team 3: Grade 8s:

Daniel, a builder whose wife has died finds that soon after his daughter runs away. After an accident he is left in a coma and it is in this dream-like state that he seeks out the spirit of his wife…

 Team 4: Grade 7, 10, 11 (last year’s shortlisted team)

A trans-galactic foreigner lands on earth to gather intell. For an impending invasion. A chance encounter with a swagman, Keith, changes the future of both worlds…

 Team 5: Grade 8

An escaped convict who is plagued by recurring nightmares hunts for the dream thief who is able to take away people’s dreams with the help of a magical albatross…

 Team 6: Grade 7

An heiress to a millionaire runs away with a boy who works as a hospital cook. When their boat is hit by a falling satellite they are set adrift with only a digeridoo to keep them afloat…

Writing Competition

1260787_hand_on_keyboard

SONY Young Movellist of the Year

For writers aged between 13 – 19th years

“Are you the next J.K. Rowling, Michael Morpurgo or Malorie Blackman? Is there half a novel hidden in your desk or in a computer folder that could be the next Hunger Games? Or maybe you have an idea and just needed that little bit of inspiration to get writing…” from the website.http://www.movellas.com/competition/show/201302121559428767/young-movellist-of-the-year

 The Reading Agency is offering support for writers.

You could be the Sony Young Movellist of the Year!

This is a UK based competition with one international award.

The prizes:

1) The overall winner will be offered the opportunity to sign a publishing contract with Random House, including a £2,000 advance! They will also receive a Sony Reader.

2) The two runners-up will receive  Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader.

3) The overall winner and the two runners-up will be invited to afternoon tea with Malorie Blackman, and will be able to bring a parent, guardian or friend each.

4) An international winner (selected by the Movellas team) will receive Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader. Two runners-up will also receive Malorie’s backlist.

5) One winner (selected by the Reading Agency and Movellas community) who ONLY submitted the first three chapters of a novel (i.e. did not follow up with a full length novel – but why would you do that!?) will receive a mentoring session with a professional writer.

Here are the full terms and conditions 

Are You Tasmania’s Reading Role Model?

The ABC Tasmania is supporting The National Year of Reading and searching for a reader, aged 8 to 12, who participates in reading with enthusiasm and perserverance…are you Tasmania’s Reading Role Model?  This link gives you all the details and allows you to submit your entry on-line.

Submit by 5pm, Monday August 6

Tasmania’s selected role model and a parent will travel from Tasmania on Friday 24 August.

“On Saturday August 25 they will be whisked off for visits to two of Melbourne’s must-visit family experiences Scienceworks, where there is the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, and the National Sports Museum.

In the afternoon our young readers will be guests of honour at The Reading Hour event in Federation Square, meeting and mingling with some of their favourite authors as well as ABC 3 stars Kane and Amberley.

We aren’t looking for the best reader, we are looking for a young person whose enthusiasm for, participation in and perserverance with reading sets them apart.” from the website

Think about nominating yourself or others for this wonderful opportunity!

BUFTA – for 11 & 12 students Film & Television Awards

*********OPEN NOW********

Bond University Film & Television Awards : If you’re in Year 11 or 12 simply enter a short film and you could win one of the fantastic prizes on offer. The overall best film will WIN a full scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University, valued at over $91,000!  Home Page – lots of information, past winners, footage etc.

ENTRY PERIOD

Competition Opens 30 April.

Entries Close 12 October

OPEN NOW

National Young Writers Festival

TINA – sub festival  – National Young Writers Festival

27th Oct. – 1st Sept. 2012

Submissions for the 2012 Festival are now Open!

Subscribe for e-mail updates Links for Festival Workshops – Building Fictional Worlds, Crosswords, Drawing Jam, Voice Workshop, Poetry, Editing, Journo stuff plus more, more, more…
For 18 plus, but if you are under 21 years of age, you may be interested in the Younger Young Writers Mentorship Program. The Festival is part of TINA (This Is Not Art) and is comprised of five subfestivals: Electrofringe, Sound summit, Crack Theatre Festival, Critical Animals and the National Young Writers’ Festival. TINA is held in Newcastle NSW. 
 
You can be a voluteer in many interesting ways at TINA