#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

Virtual Worlds

The Purpose of Education? Education Repurposed?

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, blogging, Digital Literacy, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, video, video streaming, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 5 Comments

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Excerpt: I prefer film, edited and unedited, these days, as a medium of communication. When this post comes out there will also be a link to a live streamed debate at the bottom of the page to The Really Free School in Bloomsbury, London on 10th February 2011 where the conversation will continue in other forms. What is the purpose of education? Keri (Facer) asks in the first post of this purpos/ed project: What is the Good Life? (she actually talks about Society but I interpret it like this). What is your vision for the Good Life and how can education help in that…

Open Source 3D Modelling Wiki

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, control, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, informal learning, Innovation, IT support, KS3, LA, Learning Content, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, mobile, mobile learning, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Second Life, training, video, video streaming, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: As the new year starts I thought I would share one of the many Pro Bono projects I am initiating this year. As part of a payback to the educational community for being able to work in the field of innovation I try to recycle any research or resources I come across on the web to do with Open Source software. It struck me some time ago, when working for Open Source Schools, that there was very little information pulling together all allied resources on Open Source or free 3D Modelling/ Graphics software. The use of 3D models, interoperability in this area…

TeachMeet Second Life 2010

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, Digital Media, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, pedagogy, Personalised Learning, Second Life, teachmeet, training, video, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off

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Excerpt: This will be the first TeachMeet in Second Life, so, in theory a Global Teachmeet – see the Wiki for instructions. On Friday May 7th at 8pm GMT there is the first Teachmeet in Second Life. This is open to all educators working in Second Life and allied Immersive Worlds from ALL sectors. If you do not know what a “TeachMeet” is then go along to the wiki and watch the video at : http://teachmeet.pbworks.com/TeachMeet-Second-Life A teachmeet is where teachers gather to share good practice – they make 7 or 2 minute presentations. I am quite happy to facilitate the evening and anyone with Machinima,…

My interview/ presentation at Wise Kids conference Swansea and Bangor

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, conferences, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, pedagogy, Personalised Learning, Second Life, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off
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Here I am on the other side of the camera for a change – that’s a novel experience – talking about Second Life to David Wilcox at the Wise Kids conference at Bangor. You can see one of my sessions at the earlier Swansea conference here (scroll down) where I show some video of Vicki A Davies and talk about the Reaction Grid Open Sim she has been using with her students. I outline some of the ideas behind “skinning” your own virtual world and do a walkthrough of Second Life.

Amplified Education

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, BETT 2010, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Second Life, teachmeet, video, Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 | 4 Comments

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Excerpt: At BETT2010 this year – one of the fringe events that was very low key but very popular (these videos separately have been viewed almost 500 times), was the Amplied Education discussion evening. I am grateful to the 20 or so people who turned up for the round table discussions – there were at least 3 Becta ICT in Practice Award winners there that evening which might give you an idea of the quality of debate, interest and focus around the subject. Here are the three sessions captured on film: 1) Games in Education led by Tim Rylands 2) Fun at Work PART 1…

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