My Slides for the Telegraph Festival of Education

How to make a cheap Video Unit for your school from Leon Cych Read more

Interview with Sarah Jones

I recently caught up with Sarah Jones (@VirtualSarahJ) at the Coventry Storytelling Festival at Coventry University and we talked Read more

L4L_News on Touchcast - Looking at blogs about Edtech and the Future

If you can't see the video above then read the transcript below. Hello and welcome to Learn 4 Life Read more

L4L Podcast 2

The second podcast is out - short and sweet and a precursor to more regular content. Honest! This is Read more

Why I have been away and why course deadlines have been missed

After a new start with the L4L podcast several weeks ago I fell by the wayside, not because I've Read more

How to use the L4L Podcast Interactive Show Notes Booklet

Look at the film below to see how to use the L4L Podcast Show notes Booklets. A lot of Read more

Learn 4 Life Podcast 1

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The Learn 4 Life Podcast is back!

Welcome to the Learn 4 Life Podcast Here is the audio tease for the next season of L4L's News Podcasts Read more

Connecting an iPhone or iPad to an Ethernet

I owe this little trick to Nick Garnett (@nicholasgarnett)'s; his demo on Twitter a few days ago was amazing. I already Read more

Twitter Widgets to RSS Feed for twitter search

Just playing about I used Amit Argawal's Twitter Widget to RSS feed script to make a Twitter Search Widget Read more

Innovation

So you want to set up a Raspberry Jam in London (or anywhere else for that matter)?

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Excerpt: LONDON MEETUP Last night I had the privilege of attending a workshop designed to show interested parties how to set up their own Raspberry Jam. If you haven’t heard of the Raspberry Pi, and by association, the social activity around that small computer, then start here with this film. THE MEETING A group of interested people from different disciplines and professions gathered at Mozilla HQ, London, to flesh out how to run one of these events led by the ubiquitous Alan O’Donohoe (@teknoteacher). Alan’s Powerpoint for his talk can be downloaded here. HOW TO “READ” THE FILM QUICKLY The initial part of the meeting was 45 minutes….

Broadcast in a Box

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Broadcasting from an iPad

I am about to launch a “niche” education tech YouTube/ LiveStream Channel in the autumn. I have spent a considerable sum on very expensive cameras and audio equipment. The channel will use new.livestream.com and Wirecast technologies to broadcast out live programming  and recorded content to interested teachers for CPD. The channel will be optimised for the web but tweaked for connected broadcast as well. I am still looking for sponsors for the programme as it will be a quality product that covers all the exciting things happening in computing and ICT in the UK and…

#SLTeachMeet in Edinburgh

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This saturday I drove up and Live Video Streamed the #SLTeachMeet from Edinburgh. We were offered a spot at the annual BELMAS Conference It was some senior leaders’ first time at a TeachMeet and we were able to broadcast live from the hotel. The recording is now available below on YouTube. If you cannot see this video on your device please click here: https://vimeo.com/70296102/

EduGamesHub Launches – Interview with Kirsten Campbell-Howes

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, art, Computer Science, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Digital Literacy, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, informal learning, Innovation, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting | Comments Off on EduGamesHub Launches – Interview with Kirsten Campbell-Howes

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Excerpt: A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to interview Kirsten Campbell-Howes about her new venture, EduGamesHub, launched at Mind Candy HQ.  Kirsten, along with Martha Henson, has slowly built up a gamers community for education, #LegUP that has been phenomenally successful; so successful that the need for a hub was inevitable. This is one of the most exciting initiatives I have seen in the educational space for quite some time. Campbell-Howes is one of the sharpest people, in terms of vision, in this area I know. Being a former teacher she is extremely focused and unforgiving about certain types of “educational game”…

Creative Computing for teachers?

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Computer Science, Computing at School, Continual Professional Development, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, informal learning, Innovation, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning | Comments Off on Creative Computing for teachers?

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Excerpt: CREATIVE COMPUTING?

The purpose…

I am doing the Creative Computing course using Scratch over at MIT. The Creative Computing Online Workshop is a six-week online workshop for educators who want to learn more about using Scratch and supporting computational thinking in the classroom and other learning environments. I like the format because it is not a course – it is structured but there is a lot of leeway in how you approach the activities and it is emergent in how it is being built as with most innovation in this area of online learning. I will be volunteering to teach Scratch…