Serif in Education

The value of work experience

I know you’ve just come back from the Easter holidays and summer feels like a lifetime away; but let’s face it, the summer break will be here before we know it! The summer holidays are the perfect opportunity for students to get themselves some work experience, and although it’s a …

Visual communication assistance from Serif

You’d have to have had your eyes closed for the last few years to not notice that visual communication has become increasingly popular as a means of getting a message across.

The latest and most widely used tool is that of the ‘Infographic’, which is a graphic visual representation of …

Each to their own

The student population is becoming more and more diverse by the day – family income levels, ethnicities, family structures, first languages, interests and abilities all vary so much that the traditional ‘one size fits all’ teaching approach could perhaps no longer be considered appropriate.

It could perhaps be argued that …

The video virus spreading across the web

This week’s blog is inspired by the increasing number of shared video content which let’s face it, in this digital age, we can’t really avoid. The sharing and re-sharing of videos via email and through Facebook and Twitter have undoubtedly given rise to the phenomenon of theses ‘viral’ videos.

It …

A mood board is worth a thousand words

Mood boarding is a technique that is most commonly used in web and graphic design, but its use is extremely broad. Mood boards are also used for photography, game design, interior design, marketing, fashion, music, advertising and even architecture; but who’s to say they shouldn’t be used in the classroom? …

The Meaning Behind a Symbol

Happy St David’s Day! As always at this time of year I’ve noticed lots of people donning the good old daffodil. It got me thinking about the fact that while I of course know the daffodil is the national flower of Wales, I’m not entirely sure why. I doubt I’m …

Serif helped me be outstanding!

This week’s blog comes from Chris Bolus, Head of ICT at Ormiston Ilkeston Academy.

We recently had the dreaded Ofsted visit. The report hasn’t been published yet, but we know it’s not the outcome we were hoping for. In spite of this, my own observed lesson was judged Outstanding, and …

The elements of web design: technical or creative?

When it comes to professional website building, the general rule is that the web developer will make the site work and the designer will make it look good. I guess a developer could probably attempt the design work as well, but doubt it would work the other way round; a …

Showing a Pinterest in Education

Having heard so much hype surrounding Pinterest, I decided to check it out and in particular look at how much value it has for educators. Could it perhaps tie in to the work students do using Serif?

For those who aren’t familiar with Pinterest, it is essentially a virtual pin board, …

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