Interview with Girls Who Code community partnerships manager Jackson Thomas

I only film new, non-profit, innovative, worthwhile organisations at BETT/the Education Show each year. Finding them is like looking Read more

Interview with Mitch Resnick - MIT Media Lab - about Scratch 3.0 at BETT 2019

I walked into the Press enclosure at Bett 2019 and bumped into Mitch Resnick. He kindly agreed to do Read more

Filming at BETT 2019

This is probably my last year filming at BETT 2019. In order to get good interviews on the fly Read more

The English Curriculum 2019

Well - I lasted six months and I'm back. The latter half of this year has been devoted to Read more

My last Video Interview in UK education - Clare Sealy on No More Marking

I am now retired from making videos on UK education - here is an extract from the last video Read more

The L4L courses site now has free easy access

My course http://l4lcourses.co.uk/enrol/index.php?id=5 - 'how to set up a cheap professional filming unit for schools' is now completely open Read more

Testing the SmallHD Focus monitor with my Sony A5100 camera

I have just bought a SmallHD Focus 5" Monitor for use with my smaller cameras - especially the point Read more

BETT 2018

Here's a quick video roundup of my impressions of this year's BETT. Every year I interview one or two people Read more

BETT 2018

This is one of a couple of posts I'll be doing about BETT 2018. This year I spent some time Read more

A Modest Proposal

Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I'm making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. Read more

metaverse

Interview with Sarah Jones

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I recently caught up with Sarah Jones (@VirtualSarahJ) at the Coventry Storytelling Festival at Coventry University and we talked about her involvement in VR, 360 degree video and Augmented Reality (AR). Sarah is one of the main practitioners and educators (at HE level) involved with VR development in the UK. The people Sarah refers to in the film are: Mel Slater > http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/m.slater/Mel_Slaters_Home_Page/Home.html Sarah Hill > http://www.seemehuman.com/ Specular Theory > http://www.speculartheory.com/ ThingLink > http://demo.thinglink.com/vr-editor. VRgirlsUK is on Twitter at @VRgirlsUK Samantha Kingston is on Twitter as @K_Samantha1. Virtual Umbrella is here http://www.virtualumbrella.marketing/ I mentioned Nonny de la Peña – Her website is here > http://www.immersivejournalism.com/

L4LTV Prog. 1 now on YouTube

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, blogging, Computer Science, Computing at School, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, GBL, informal learning, Innovation, KS1, KS2, KS3, L4Lnews, Learning Content, Learning Design, Learning Platform, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, Minecraft, mobile learning, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting, teaching, teachmeet, TeachMeet TV, training, video, video streaming, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on L4LTV Prog. 1 now on YouTube

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Excerpt: Learn 4 Life Programme 1 is now on YouTube. Each fortnight we will livestream a show for interested teachers for 2 hours at primetime on a Saturday night at 9 pm GMT. For the following 2 weeks we will make it available to a limited number of viewers on a growing playlist at http://tv.L4L.co.uk. Then in the months that follow, we’ll have a rolling programme of pushing out the legacy shows to wider and wider audiences on the web – on Roku – on Apple TV – on Archive.org and as many web/ second screen TV and audio podcast outlets that we can find…

Hacking, mentoring and rapid prototyping as new models for learning

Posted on by leoncych in #saveTTV, Adult Learning, advisory, blogging, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, informal learning, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, mobile learning, teachmeet | Comments Off on Hacking, mentoring and rapid prototyping as new models for learning

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Image attribution under CC to Tessa Farrell

                        NEW LAMPS FOR OLD This blog is going to cover a lot of innovation developments very quickly and try to tie together informal and ad hoc wanderings I make over the internet and in “real life”; the people I meet and the reflections they make on education. I have referenced a lot of video in this blog post and I would urge people to take the time to look at these exemplars to get a deeper understanding of the ideas I’m trying to convey in this piece. I often say to people…

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…

It’s all about connectivity and community, stupid!

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, Curriculum, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Games based learning, informal learning, Innovation, Learning Content, Learning Platform, Learning Platforms, Learning Tools, mediascapes, metaverse, mobile, mobile learning, MUVE, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, Primary, VLE | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: cc Licence from niallkennedy on Flickr I’m here at the marvellous Learning Without Frontiers conference and I’m multitasking with streaming, twittering and closely observing all the presenters and it’s a bit like the blind men and the elephant all over again. Each presenter has one part of the solution but no-one seems to be stating the obvious. Ed Vaizey is here representing the government. Disregarding the fact that the DfE wasn’t represented here at all, he made a good fist of trying to understand the landscape. He mentioned the NESTA research into Gaming and Education with an emphasis on lack of understanding…