A night of Kinokophonography at the British Library

This is and isn't education related. Tonight I spent one of the most enjoyable evenings in years in the Foyle Read more

L4L_News - Podcast 2 - The Fog of War - 18 May 2015

The trouble with notional rubrics is that they tend to rubric people up the wrong way. This references this story Read more

L4L News Returns

If you can't see the widgit on your device go to Read more

BETT TeachMeet Part 1

I have been sitting on this series of videos for some time - not because I was deliberately holding Read more

How to mix and broadcast a live radio programme from your phone

Here's an audio trailer I made for a weekly news podcast I'm resurrecting around May. The sound file below is Read more

L4L Vlog day 1

I'm starting to vlog again for a brief period where I have lots of post production but little actual Read more

Why I welcome easy ubiquitous live video streaming but...

Every so often a technology comes along that supercedes or leapfrogs over other previous technologies to make what was Read more

It's all about that base

Having perfected my ultra-portable interview solution for my old iPhone 4s - I'm now looking to streamline the kit Read more

Meerkat Diary Day 2

As promised yesterday I did a stream from Parliament Hill, however, today I used a Smartlav - correction I Read more

More comments on tests with #Meerkat

As I outline in the video above, I went out onto Hampstead Heath with the intention of doing a Read more

using #meerkat for quick and dirty streaming

It seems that the #meerkat app is all the rage - it's pretty limited. It doesn't have a white balance Read more

What do people "do" at TeachMeets?

This is Ian Addison at the #BETT2015 TeachMeet talking about the uses of Skitch. No-one saw how he was going Read more

Digital Leaders

I have been following the paths of several schools and their use of Digital Leaders. There is a Digital Leaders Read more

Learning with Mobile and Handheld Technologies

I don't do much filming at BETT these days and when I do it is with people who are Read more

Quick Interview at BETT 2015 with @alicekeeler

I was on the Google stall talking with Jonathan Rochelle (@jrochelle) about exceptional teachers and their use of Google Read more


Here's a quick couple of examples of the use of Workflow for iPhone and iPad - I quite like Read more

#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

Mediated Reality

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

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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

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Learn 4 Life News 16- 11-2012 Robots!

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Building community of practice and smart tools around CPD

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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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