Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I've been testing and building a small TV studio to Read more

Update on Professional Video Streaming through Twitter

This morning I finally cracked it. Good Video and superb audio with camera switching. I have been working on Read more

Video livestreaming through Wirecast to Persicope and out to Twitter

After a 7 month break, I've been working on being able to make quick video posts out through Twitter Read more

360 test

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We launch Mikeybot on Kickstarter

Together with a few colleagues I have launched a Kickstarter campaign > theMikeybot. This is a simple, cheap, wireless drawing Read more

Online resource for students

I don't get much mail through this site but recently a reader wanted to point out a resource for Read more

Pre-filming test 1

I'm pretty close to the look I want for a documentary I'm going to make on the state of Read more

Cheap way to do camera crane shots and "flying" for video - Old boom pole + Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal

I've been testing a cheap way to get "crane" shots using a Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal and a modified Read more

All that glisters - from the archive...

Three years ago I made 3 online TV programmes about the innovative use of technology in schools. This was a Read more

Last Test before launching the new Video Ed Channel

People who follow this blog regularly will know I frequently post tests from the audio/ video kit I own 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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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…