#TMOXFORD - Vox Pops - 18-12-2014

@ASTsupportAAli asked me to do some Vox Pops using the Portable Green Screen TouchCast system I've been building in Read more

Testing New Wirecast streaming features

Just a quick test of the Livestream features in Wirecast 6.01 - the ability to lay titles over a Read more

Quick look behind the scenes - LANC TEST

Quite a few people have started asking me into schools to show how I do the videos. Here's a Read more

L4L_News 05-12-2014 College of Teaching Meeting Video/ Audio

I went to the Proposed College of Teaching Meeting back in November and filmed the whole evening. If you can't Read more

L4L_News 27-11-2014 Plymouth Uni Students - Michael Tidds link to NAHT Assessment Resources

The blogs of both Laura Mayo and Alice Shepherd are worth a look especially to see how they use Read more

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

If you can't see the video above on your device please go here: http://touchcast.com/l4l_news/textbooks_are_they_the_answer/ "The Twitter" links appear not to be Read more

Interview with Debra Kidd - Audio Version - 06-11-2014

Interview with Debra Kidd at RSA about her book Teaching: Notes from the Front Line - 06/11/201   If you can't Read more

Interview with Adam Clarke about the new Tate/ MineCraft initiative

I have been sitting on this interview for weeks. I apologise about the sound in advance as we were Read more

L4Lnews 16-11-2014 Assessment and the Curriculum

If you cannot see the video above go to the direct link here: http://touchcast.com/l4l_news/assessment_without_levels_ or watch the non-interactive version, whiuch you Read more

L4LNews 13-11-2014 Durand, Durand

I outline the new NAO or National Audit Office Report into the Education Funding Agency's oversight of "related party Read more

Blogs recommendations for the Week

Here are two blogs I recommend you go and look at for this week. First is Jack Marwood's Blog Icing Read more

Interview with James Abela

STOP PRESS you can read more about James winning Teacher of the Year here: Read more

Learn 4 Life news - Interview with James Abela

NB If you are on a slow connection you may have to wait a few seconds for the TouchCast Read more

Learn 4 Life news - Alan Peat & Debra Kidd

This has been a busy week and I haven't included half of the films I meant to on the Read more

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

if you can't see the vimeo film above please click here. I rarely review kit these days but this does Read more

Interview with Debra Kidd for Learn 4 Life

Before any broughaha about Debra Kidd's book, Teaching: notes from the front line, emerged over half-term, I had requested Read more

L4Lnews 14/10/14 - educational spin

If you cannot see the film above click on the link here > http://www.touchcast.com/l4l_news/l4lnews_4_educational_spin or if you haven't got time to Read more

Smarter Marking

A simple aggregation of blogs and resources on Marking and Assessment for hard pressed teachers. NB: If you are viewing Read more

L4Lnews is back

The weekly experiment with TouchCast interactive web broadcasts is back - here's the latest news from Twitter : if Read more

Mediated Reality

What I use for a live streaming portable radio station

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Adult Learning, advisory, blogging, Continual Professional Development, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, electronic music, hosting, informal learning, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, mobile, mobile learning, Peer to Peer, podcasting, teaching, teachmeet, training, video streaming | Comments Off

Archived; click post to view.
Excerpt: People have asked me about the dark arts of live audio streaming and the kit I use with iPhone and iPad to do it. Here are the specs. 1)Mixlr First off I have a professional subscription to Mixlr - this is about £4.99 a month (Feb 2013 at the time of writing). This allows me to hook up mics and stream out audio from a wireless network or ethernet connection. It’s available for iPhone/ iPad and Mac. You set up your connection,; you stream out and the broadcast is automatically archived. 2) An Audio Teechnica ATR2 – 100 USB AND XLR mike – not available in…

Smarter uses of iPads

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Attribution European Parliament on Twitter

[/caption] Last month I went along to the iPads in the Classroom event at the London Knowledge Lab. It was a dissemination of the summation of “research” about the use of iPads in the Classroom. Despite the various studies I am still unconvinced about wholesale use of iPads in classrooms. For me the big issue is the “lockin” that happens when using these devices. One thing that did seem to emerge out of the mist in this session, however, was the ease with which data can be garnered whilst using them. Partway through the morning…

L4Lnews 28-11-2012

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, informal learning, Innovation, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting | Comments Off

Audio

Image attribution – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjfbbennett/5729517420/

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1084463-l4lnews-28-11-2012 http://soundcloud.com/l4lnews/l4lnews28-11-2012 Text http://licorize.com/projects/3yebeams/l4lnews28-11-2012

Learn 4 Life News 16- 11-2012 Robots!

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Attribution to Sebastian Lund on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/96khz/

Audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1062339-l4lnews-16-11-2012 Video http://youtu.be/jTl8g2Zku9k Text http://licorize.com/projects/3yebeams/l4lnews16-11-2012 Flattr this

Building community of practice and smart tools around CPD

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, blogging, conferences, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Innovation, Learning Content, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, mobile, mobile learning, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, training, video, video streaming | Comments Off

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IRIS connect cameras at the University of Sussex

[/caption] It is not often I endorse a product but in the case of Iris Connect I can see this as being a very useful tool in the right hands. When I first looked at this product last year I got entirely the wrong impression. I immediately thought “Surveillance Tool” – I couldn’t have been further from the truth. When I talked with Graham Newell at a recent MirandaMod at Bedfordshire University he pointed me to the Beyond CPD document below. I was fascinated to see the research surrounding CPD, which although…

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