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

LA

Open Source 3D Modelling Wiki

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Excerpt: As the new year starts I thought I would share one of the many Pro Bono projects I am initiating this year. As part of a payback to the educational community for being able to work in the field of innovation I try to recycle any research or resources I come across on the web to do with Open Source software. It struck me some time ago, when working for Open Source Schools, that there was very little information pulling together all allied resources on Open Source or free 3D Modelling/ Graphics software. The use of 3D models, interoperability in this area…

Giving ICT CPD for E-Safety in Second Life

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Excerpt: In this interview I talk with Carol Rainbow about how she has managed to evolve ICT CPD for E-Safety inside Second Life. Carol is an ICT consultant for Oxfordshire and is probably the only person in the UK who is using Second Life to deliver CPD at school Local Authority level in this way. A lot of corporate firms spend some considerable time building elaborate ‘orientation’ areas to provide solutions for staff training. Carol, however, concentrates on building a community of practice from the start inside Second Life. Teachers’ log in from their own homes and the training sessions are held later in…

Testing the iPhone Codec for Blip.tv

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This is a simple test to see if I can run the iPhone codec from Blip. Should work on web and iPhone – here goes. Won’t work on the web if you have a PC and no iMovie player.

OK a bit of recursion – so seems to work – I need to include iPhone links every time now with the usual Flash stuff – great resource and useful for teachers who want to access resources beyond the school network. Sorted…

Teachers are Heroes just for one day – Open Source Schools @ BETT 2009 – Why you must use Open Source Software

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Excerpt: Open Source Schools

Open Source Schools – BETT Seminar January 19th 2009

Every once in a while you see something that makes you think: ‘Yes this really is going to change education in this country’ and it makes you smile inside because you know what is going to happen further down the line and how revolutionary it will be; it will touch the lives of so many people and transform learning – making it more effective, more engaging, more personal and build a sense of community far beyond the initial event itself. Pivotal Moments One such moment was on the…

Interview with Paul Harrington

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Excerpt: This week’s interview is with Paul Harrington from Cefn Fforest Primary school in Wales – audio and video blogger extraordinaire. He talks about his classes’ use of David Warlick’s Blogmeister . Just watch him teach the time in Welsh using Flixn.com – completely transfixing and inspirationall! People like Paul trawl for Web 2.0 apps and share their use with a community of colleagues sometimes thousands of miles apart; they find the most relevant and use them in a concrete and very practical way in the classroom – I wish the government and Local Authorities would wake up to this amazing…