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

WorkflowHQ

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

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

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

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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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