Serif in Education

A Creative Education

I was having a think the other day about how some of the jobs that young people will do in the future haven’t even been invented yet. It’s a crazy thought, but it really is the case and in order to get the most from them, we need our next …

Preparing pupils for a digital future

Social networking site, Twitter recently announced plans to update its mobile apps with Instagram-esque photo filers, enabling users to apply a filter to their photos before sharing them. It is therefore arguable that, in an era where photo editing tools are shaping communication, design and imagery, pupils should be armed …

Bringing the old to the new

I heard in the news this week that an updated version of Raymond Brigg’s, ‘The Snowman’ will be hitting our TV screens this Christmas. Aside from the fact I can’t quite believe it was 29 years ago that it premiered, I have to admit I am slightly intrigued; and if …

Blogging: What’s in it for teachers?

At Serif we are constantly encouraging teachers to write blogs for us; not for our sake, but for teachers to share ideas. Blogging has become an extremely well-practiced platform for communication, and for teachers in this case, it can be the ideal tool for picking up new ideas and best …

Unblocking a Creative Block

We all have moments in whatever line of work we do, where our mind goes blank. I’m sure we’ve all experienced that moment of frustration where that idea just doesn’t come to us; and the more we try to think of it the more it doesn’t happen. We all have …

Putting a creative stamp on learning

If you’ve popped along to the Post Office for a stamp in the last few weeks, you may have noticed that Royal Mail has issued a new set of limited edition, commemorative stamps. But why, I hear you ask?

In true British style, Royal Mail is celebrating the 50th anniversary …

Create a winning Animation 13 entry with DrawPlus

Animation 13 is now open for entries and as Serif DrawPlus is one of the approved tools for creating your entry, we invited Toby Howard to tell us a bit more about the competition.

It was 2008 and the 60th anniversary of the world’s first stored-program digital computer — The …

Unleashing the creative genius in your students!

I read something this week about how the hot dog came about and it really got me thinking about ideas and how they inspire so many amazing things. If you think about it, everything comes from an idea and so many different creative thinking techniques are used in the process.

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