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 - '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

Continual Professional Development

Pre-filming tests for documentary

Posted on by leoncych in Continual Professional Development | Comments Off on Pre-filming tests for documentary

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Excerpt: I’m pretty close to the look I want for a documentary I’m going to make on the state of Education, Pedagogy and Curriculum in the second decade of the 21st Century. I’m also now much closer to completion in terms of what kit I’m going to use (for now!) – getting to grips with the technical aspects has been a running battle between time, resources, money and workarounds. Several life-events have also delayed me putting into practice my plans for such a film. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be putting up further filmed tests to compare cameras and…

Twitter Widgets to RSS Feed for twitter search

Posted on by leoncych in "Twitter search", Continual Professional Development, informal learning, Innovation | Comments Off on Twitter Widgets to RSS Feed for twitter search

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Excerpt: Just playing about I used Amit Argawal’s Twitter Widget to RSS feed script to make a Twitter Search Widget that you can see below Tweets about “education research” // < ![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); // ]]> but then I turned that into a “readable” RSS feed via Amit’s Google script; which you can, in turn, then drop into any RSS reader saving you the trouble of going to Twitter and typing it in. Here’s the URL parsed by FeedBucket for example. Now I’ve updated this blog, I’m looking for faster ways of processing “search”; this script came in very handy. It saves me trawling mindlessly through Twitter every…


Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, Continual Professional Development, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media | Comments Off on INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND HOW I USE IT

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Excerpt: TOUCHCAST I have been using the program TouchCast for a couple of years to make very short interactive video pieces on Education in the UK. When viewed on a device that can trigger the interactivity it is a very useful medium for broadcast over the internet. I use it to make content for teachers who are curious about the topics and who browse through a portable device or “second screen”. WORKFLOWS Research into workflows to do this quickly and efficiently has taken me a lot of time over several months. Making media like this is fairly new and even the BBC and mainstream…

Textbooks – are they the answer? #L4L_News 14-11-2014

Posted on by leoncych in Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, textbooks | Comments Off on Textbooks – are they the answer? #L4L_News 14-11-2014

If you can’t see the video above on your device please go here: “The Twitter” links appear not to be working so here they are: and the #textbookscount hashtag here: The non-interactive version is here All the links and more are mentioned in this Bundle link here if you prefer text: I will be adding to the URL aggregator above as the debate develops. Update November 2015. It seems Bitly have sunsetted the bundles feature unfortunately.    

Video review/demonstration of Alan Peat’s iVisualiser App for iPad

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Computer Science, Computing at School, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Makers, Digital Media | Comments Off on Video review/demonstration of Alan Peat’s iVisualiser App for iPad

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if you can’t see the vimeo film above please click here. I rarely review kit these days but this does seem useful – it also gives me a chance to show off how to combine computers/ apps to do flipped training that’s effective, short and does the job with as few frills as possible. I would like to point out I have no connection with Alan Peat or am being paid to do this – I bought, downloaded and reviewed the app myself for no monetary gain. Computers are merely tools – if someone comes up with a smart tool…

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