Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here's some for a Read more

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

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Jobs that don’t yet exist

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, art, Digital Makers, distributed networking, Educational Change | Comments Off on Jobs that don’t yet exist

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Excerpt: Jobs that don’t yet exist Click here for the tl:dr video interviews That’s the phrase some people like to use as shorthand for ‘The Future’ in education. It often prefaces a justification for moving schooling away from more traditional “knowledge based” models to increasingly progressive ideals where soft skills, personalisation and project based learning hold sway. Traditionalists would counter as Andrew Smith did in his blog 1 on the subject that this is a myth and even if true in some cases, the jobs aren’t that many and there are many traditional jobs that are not going away any time soon. However…

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”…

Derek Robertson’s Canvas Virtual World Presentation at the Scottish Learning Festival 2009

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, art, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, MUVE, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Scottish Learning Festival, Second Life, SLF, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off on Derek Robertson’s Canvas Virtual World Presentation at the Scottish Learning Festival 2009

This is the Twitcam archive film of Derek Robertson’s Canvas Virtual World presentation at Scottish Learning Festival 2009.

PictoBrowser

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, art, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, Learning Content, mediascapes, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on PictoBrowser

I quite like PictoBrowser – quick and simple – see the example from the group I belong to on Flickr below. It can import images from your Flickr or Picasa sets, tags etc. A nice little app. give it a go.

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

Combining Computer Generated Music and Images

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Excerpt: This video was produced using the Wolfram Alpha Tones Generator – to make the music and the Mac Visualiser to produce a short accompanying video. I chose the simplest instruments – these sounds could be replicated in any primary school music lesson with xylophones etc – I made sure the music was very pared down with the controls – in fact using the generator you can isolate the individual sounds and possibly replicate or model them for “traditional” instruments or simply deconstruct the piece and re-scaffold it : Click the image to play the generated composition. I then put the result through…