Interview with Girls Who Code community partnerships manager Jackson Thomas

I only film new, non-profit, innovative, worthwhile organisations at BETT/the Education Show each year. Finding them is like looking Read more

Interview with Mitch Resnick - MIT Media Lab - about Scratch 3.0 at BETT 2019

I walked into the Press enclosure at Bett 2019 and bumped into Mitch Resnick. He kindly agreed to do Read more

Filming at BETT 2019

This is probably my last year filming at BETT 2019. In order to get good interviews on the fly Read more

The English Curriculum 2019

Well - I lasted six months and I'm back. The latter half of this year has been devoted to Read more

My last Video Interview in UK education - Clare Sealy on No More Marking

I am now retired from making videos on UK education - here is an extract from the last video Read more

The L4L courses site now has free easy access

My course http://l4lcourses.co.uk/enrol/index.php?id=5 - 'how to set up a cheap professional filming unit for schools' is now completely open Read more

Testing the SmallHD Focus monitor with my Sony A5100 camera

I have just bought a SmallHD Focus 5" Monitor for use with my smaller cameras - especially the point Read more

BETT 2018

Here's a quick video roundup of my impressions of this year's BETT. Every year I interview one or two people Read more

BETT 2018

This is one of a couple of posts I'll be doing about BETT 2018. This year I spent some time Read more

A Modest Proposal

Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I'm making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Read more

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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 comment below.

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 do and then pop along to www.senecalearning.com to see for yourself.

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:

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

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Excerpt: 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 key stage 3) Put people into lists you have created – compile a list of blogs that are useful to your professional…

Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

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Excerpt: BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I’ve been testing and building a small TV studio to be able to do live and recorded broadcasts from my flat (or anywhere else for that matter!). I did have some success with the first iteration a few years back, but since then, personal family matters have kept me from taking things further. However, in the past few months I’ve built on that success and have been researching and testing how to push out content quickly and easily to people’s phones. I’ve been researching MOJO (MObile JOurnalism) kit and workflows and…