I have been working on a small, home mini-studio for video recording for some years now.
I want to be able to establish a monthly current affairs education channel but a lot of obstacles have got in the way over the last few months.
Here is one of the last tests I’m doing before launch in a few weeks. All the equipment I’m using – the teleprompter and other gear I’ll highlight in future videos but for now I’m happy to go ahead. All that’s left is to write the scripts.
I will be live streaming these recorded sessions on a regular basis through periscope on future dates.
I have been heavily involved in launching a new “general” podcast for UK education.
It’s called theEDFiles and you can listen to it in the player below.
I’m co-hosting this with my colleague Alex Weatherall – a science teacher from York.
So far we’ve had over 300 downloads in 24 hours so it seems to be hit with the education community. Each show will be themed and will include education, news, views, reviews and interviews with key people in education.
Give it a listen – it’s perfect if you are commuting to work or are involved in menial tasks or even “marking”!
After the session I asked Emma to give a quick overview of the organisation – here’s the film I took and, subsequently, edited on the tube on the way home:
It’s a shame the whole conversation wasn’t captured as it had big implications for CPD and part-time working for everyone not just Maternity and Paternity Teachers. I’m glad the Teacher Development Trust Network @NTENetwork was represented there by Bridget Clay, @bridget89ec. It would be good to see all the dots joined up in an initiative like this re: CPD.
There needs to be a change of culture and workload – sometimes cultural change comes in from left field and a sea change occurs – who knows? I think this an innovative initiative and if you haven’t seen the website – go here:
Twitter has just turned on the ability for every user to create their own “Moments” feeds on desktop computers.
If you go to your Twitter on a PC and look at your home page you should see the new “Moments” option in the menu.
Depending on how it is rolled out you might have to wait a while until you can create one but eventually the ability to post tweets to a stream shows up when you click on your picture on the desktop version (at the time of writing this isn’t possible on mobile).
From there you are taken to a page where you can search for and choose tweets on a subject, user, hashtag etc.
This is quite useful in creating a newsfeed stream of tweets especially for Mobile Devices.
I think the technology has potential – here is my first effort – pulling in a lot of info about VR in education.
You can add to the feed in real time and add tweets as you go along.
The only downside I can see, at present, is that you cannot re-order the tweets. The latest always come at the end. I’m guessing Twitter want you to delete some of the older tweets as news becomes more current.
Twitter offers you an option to get an embed code for the feed – see the results below embedded in this blog.