Michaela - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers Audio on Soundcloud

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theEDfiles Podcast

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Maternity and Paternity Teachers can show the way for everyone on workload

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How to use Twitter's Moments as a personal newsfeed

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High Quality Streaming to FaceBook live

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Michaela – Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers Audio on Soundcloud

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I recently did a live-streaming job at Michaela Community School – as well as the liveStream and HD Video, I also put up the audio in a playlist – see below:

theEDfiles Podcast

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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”!

Maternity and Paternity Teachers can show the way for everyone on workload

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Today I went to the first MTPT forum This is the first MTPT Project-specific forum, aiming to introduce the project to a variety of stakeholders.

I helped stream the session led by Emma Shepperd AKA Maternity Teacher or @MaternityCPD on Twitter.

You can see part of the inaugural meeting in the embedded tweet with the Periscope stream below. NB It starts 2.03 minutes in – click on the microphone symbol for sound.

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:

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The Maternity Teacher Paternity Teacher Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.mtpt.org.uk/

it’s excellent.

Their next meeting is on Saturday 12th November at Regents High School, Chalton St, London NW1 1RX

I think these grass roots organisations and inspirational people like Emma deserve as much publicity as they can get to effect some change for everyone.

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How to use Twitter’s Moments as a personal newsfeed

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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.

Moments Screen

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).

Moments menu

From there you are taken to a page where you can search for and choose tweets on a subject, user, hashtag etc.

Creating a Moment

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.

High Quality Streaming to FaceBook live

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With the ability to stream to FaceBook Live comes the opportunity to reach a much bigger audience.

I am a bit obsessed with getting really good quality streams for education so I’ve been experimenting over the last few weeks with streaming live to FaceBook.

I have an expensive copy of WireCast but I am really waiting for the new MacBook Pros to come out so I can use it in a more portable environment.

This setup enables me to have the ability to stream out a very high quality camera and audio for interviews and coverage of events. I can switch in videos and multi-camera effects – it will also enable me to broadcast a “show” on the go from events – it’s pretty powerful.

Here’s an example of one of my tests – I’ll be testing and incrementing the outcomes from the results of those tests as I go along. I’ll be sharing that on this blog.

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