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

Futurelab

Mapping what Education and Business can learn from each other on the Immersive Internet, Virtual Worlds and Social Media

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Futurelab, informal learning, Innovation, Learning Platforms, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Second Life, training, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 2 Comments

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Excerpt: MAPS Image attribution Thomas Roche on Flickr under this CC licence This blog has always, and will continue to be, a record of my personal journey through the realms of what is innovative in education in social media and immersive environments; a charting of the individuals and communities I meet there along the way. This year has been exceptional in the richness, the granularity of experiences and interactions with people I have encountered in those landscapes. That is what I do in the main, document these sojurns, pass them on for others to speculate and consider how new models, better ways of engagement…

Testing the iPhone Codec for Blip.tv

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, Digital Media, Futurelab, Handheld Learning, Innovation, LA, Learning Content, mobile, mobile learning, Personalised Learning, video, video streaming, Web 2.0 | 1 Comment

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…

TeachMeet Inspiration

Posted on by leoncych in Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Futurelab, informal learning, Innovation, KS2, Learning Tools, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting, Primary, twitter, video, Web 2.0 | 2 Comments

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Excerpt: I have been working on the TeachMeet BETT 09 films for the last month and now I can finally begin to release them slowly on a regular basis. They will be coming out from the TeachMeet Talks channel which has been sponsored by Futurelab for the whole year.. This is the first one to come out – Lisa Stevens on having the courage to just try new things with technology and learning. Notice she talks about the community not the tech… Click To Play I love teachers like this, who have the courage to have a go, to try something new, who…

Outside the Wire – Why BECTA needs to do better – agency lockins and lack of community engagement?

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, BECTA, Continual Professional Development, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Futurelab, Handheld Learning, informal learning, Innovation, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, TDA, training, Web 2.0 | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: Becta’s new Next Generation Learning site. Corporate lockdown Photo attribution Chotda’s photostream on Flickr under this CC licence It’s good to see this arrive as a baseline info centre for teachers, parents and businesses but am I alone in thinking there’s one thing missing? Where’s the bit where the community can evolve around the content and localise it? Er – a newsletter signup or maybe a locked in forum down the line? We know that doesn’t work very well by now because content cannot be reconfigured for local community use. I don’t feel churlish saying this – someone has to point it out…

Interview with Mark Kramer (@MAMK) over Google video using Eeepc and MacBook pro

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, blogging, conferences, Continual Professional Development, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Futurelab, Handheld Learning, HE, informal learning, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, mobile, mobile learning, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, vblog, video, video streaming, Web 2.0 | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: I first met Mark Kramer at a Futurelab seminar when I was trialling livecasting from the HandHeld learning conference in London 2007.  He was in the audience and seemed to be asking all the right questions and was a fount of knowledge on Social Media about stuff I had never even heard of up until that point and I considered myself pretty wired into the discussion.  We exchanged a few words and then I encountered him again on Seesmic a few months later. We caught up again recently at the 2008 HandHeld learning conference and it was only then I…

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