A new project is to make its way to Hull schools in time for the Hull 2017 City of Culture year. The project named Digitull will be an online hub throughout the excitement of the year. it will be a place where young people can share blogs, poems, photos and videos and more to tell their City of Culture story.
This will form an impressive display of everything great about the city, seen through the eyes of its young people...
Each school will have its own private dashboard where pupils will be able to publish their work, they will even be able to do so at home as it will be accessible from their home devices. The platform will be easy to setup and will include helpful ‘how to’ videos to learn how its features work. When accessing Digitull pupils will be able to complete tasks and challenges alongside the curriculum or even create their own challenges and let their imaginations run wild.
Although the dashboard is designed to be a safe space for young people to express their creativity, their friends and family will still be able to access their creations using Digitull explore. The best work shared on Digitull will be rewarded and will even be used offline in exciting ways during 2017.
Our lead Software Architect David Carr has previously volunteered in primary schools to help inspire the next generation to get excited about computer science and digital making , David said ”I love the idea of this project as it gives Hull kids a voice while they get take part in fun activities and learn more about the digital world."