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

Filming at Academies Week Offices

Last friday I went down to film my first 3 camera shoot. It was Laura McInerney interviewing Sam Freedman about Read more

Behaviour Wiki

https://www.mindmeister.com/446544070 Just a quick addendum to yesterday's blog and resources. I have made an ongoing MindMap Wiki of links to blogs Read more

Resources and advice for #NQTs Sept 2014

Image under Creative Commons by-nc-sa licence With the new school year I am cranking up the L4Lnews podcast once again. The Read more

Library Box 2.0 - free your resources

It works I rarely post about computer kit these days unless I come across something exceptional. Equipment for teachers has Read more


Here are a few more videos from #TMLondonBus the video on the Top Deck was shot with PivotHead Glasses Read more

London, A Love Letter to Education

"This web of time - the strands of which approach one another, bifurcate, intersect or ignore each other through Read more

The perils of filming on a London Bus

I've been set the challenge of filming a #TeachMeet on a London bus - one way is going to Read more

New Video and Podcast News Service - March 2014

Now that the TV Programme is well established I will be making some mini-broadcasts throughout March using iPads and Read more

Paying attention at the back

LESS IS MORE As promised I am going to release a few smaller blog posts about each section of L4LTV Read more

L4LTV Programme 3 + Notes 5th March 2014

The latest programme is here: L4LTV Programme 3 Notes Notes from tonight's programme. If you cannot see the scribd Read more

The Wheels on the Bus...

Every now and again I try something new to see if it is possible. A few weeks back, Ross Morrison Read more

Teacher Development Trust and Teach First's Evening Seminar on Lesson Observation

I have made a quick edit of the video stream from Teach First and Teacher Development Trust's seminar on Lesson Read more

Audio from #ResearchED2013 now on L4LNews

I promised Tom Bennett I would do this as an added resource for ResearchED2013, and so I have, although Read more

L4LTV Long interview with Jon Chippindall about KS1/2 Computing Resources

As part of the L4LTV series I have included the long interview I did with Jon Chippindall about his Read more

L4LTV is now on iTunes as a Video podcast consume!

You can now download the L4LTV programme as a video podcast off of iTunes from here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/l4ltv/id783437484?mt=2 or even faster click Read more

L4LTV Prog. 1 now on YouTube

Learn 4 Life Programme 1 is now on YouTube. Each fortnight we will livestream a show for interested teachers for Read more

L4LTV Programme Notes - 14th Dec 2013

Below is the Scribd document of the notes for the second #L4LTV web tv teacher to teacher CPD programme. 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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