My Slides for the Telegraph Festival of Education

How to make a cheap Video Unit for your school from Leon Cych Read more

Interview with Sarah Jones

I recently caught up with Sarah Jones (@VirtualSarahJ) at the Coventry Storytelling Festival at Coventry University and we talked Read more

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

If you can't see the video above then read the transcript below. Hello and welcome to Learn 4 Life Read more

L4L Podcast 2

The second podcast is out - short and sweet and a precursor to more regular content. Honest! This is Read more

Why I have been away and why course deadlines have been missed

After a new start with the L4L podcast several weeks ago I fell by the wayside, not because I've Read more

How to use the L4L Podcast Interactive Show Notes Booklet

Look at the film below to see how to use the L4L Podcast Show notes Booklets. A lot of Read more

Learn 4 Life Podcast 1

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The Learn 4 Life Podcast is back!

Welcome to the Learn 4 Life Podcast Here is the audio tease for the next season of L4L's News Podcasts Read more

Connecting an iPhone or iPad to an Ethernet

I owe this little trick to Nick Garnett (@nicholasgarnett)'s; his demo on Twitter a few days ago was amazing. I already Read more

Twitter Widgets to RSS Feed for twitter search

Just playing about I used Amit Argawal's Twitter Widget to RSS feed script to make a Twitter Search Widget Read more

Mediated Reality

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

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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

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Learn 4 Life News 16- 11-2012 Robots!

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