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Testing the SmallHD Focus monitor with my Sony A5100 camera

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I have just bought a SmallHD Focus 5″ Monitor for use with my smaller cameras – especially the point and shoot ones. I wish something like this had come out onto the market earlier. It is so bright and easy to use in bright daylight (something I was struggling with on the A5100 screen) that I’m now pretty confident I’ll use this as an on the go interview camera / monitor setup in future at small education events. It is …

BETT 2018

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Here’s a quick video roundup of my impressions of this year’s BETT. Every year I interview one or two people who offer a free service to grass roots teachers. This year, more than ever, I think BETT has become an ‘at scale’ proposition – more for senior managers; business to business; international and global firms; senior managers. The ordinary class teacher would seem to be being left behind. If you were there and have a different view, please add a …

BETT 2018

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This is one of a couple of posts I’ll be doing about BETT 2018. This year I spent some time walking up and down the aisles of BETT and my general overview will be available next week. One company intrigued me as it was a social enterprise homework and revision site. It had a reference to a RCT in its info about the platform. It is also free. I’ll let you listen to the Scientific officer talk about what they …

A Modest Proposal

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Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I’m making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. If you don’t want to look at the video there’s a timed transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/li6lhhehgbj9lra/A%20Modest%20Proposal%20-%20Transcript.pdf?dl=0 If you want to see the highlights of the talk then read the TimeStamped comments under the video on YouTube. This is an example of what is possible with multimedia… Twitter discussion here: And we're LIVE! https://t.co/eRpLvAuSsQ A huge thank you to @mrpeel for providing …

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

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Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here’s some for a teacher starting on Twitter for the first time at the beginning of term. 1) Actively time your use of Twitter – use https://tomato-timer.com/ – be disciplined 2) Learn to use Twitter’s Advanced Search – https://twitter.com/search-advanced?lang=en – put in keywords at first; https://twitter.com/search-advanced?lang=en 3) Find out the best hashtag # chats where teachers are sharing resources and/or discussing information relevant to your …

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