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High Quality Streaming to FaceBook live

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Birth of Video on the Internet

In 1994, 22 years ago, my son was born; that year also coincided with the stirrings of the Read more

How to create simple 360 VR for education.

Whilst discussing VR and 360 photos / videos on Twitter I got a response from Andy Lewis: @eyebeams @HFletcherWood @miss_mcinerney Read more

Control Filmic Pro remotely with Filmic Remote - quick test.

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#TMLondonBoat

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My Slides for the Telegraph Festival of Education

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Interview with Sarah Jones

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L4L_News on Touchcast - Looking at blogs about Edtech and the Future

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L4L Podcast 2

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Mediated Reality

Broadcast in a Box

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, advisory, blogging, conferences, Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, Learning Content, Learning Platform, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, mobile learning, News, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting, SLTeachmeet, teachmeet, vblog, video, video streaming | Comments Off on 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…

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”…

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 on What I use for a live streaming portable radio station

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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

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, Computing at School, Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, Innovation, Learning Content, Learning Tools, Mediated Reality, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, teaching | Comments Off on Smarter uses of iPads

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Attribution European Parliament on Twitter

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 on L4Lnews 28-11-2012

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