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

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here's some for a Read more

Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I've been testing and building a small TV studio to Read more

Update on Professional Video Streaming through Twitter

This morning I finally cracked it. Good Video and superb audio with camera switching. I have been working on Read more

Video livestreaming through Wirecast to Persicope and out to Twitter

After a 7 month break, I've been working on being able to make quick video posts out through Twitter Read more

360 test

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We launch Mikeybot on Kickstarter

Together with a few colleagues I have launched a Kickstarter campaign > theMikeybot. This is a simple, cheap, wireless drawing Read more

Online resource for students

I don't get much mail through this site but recently a reader wanted to point out a resource for Read more

Pre-filming tests for documentary

I'm pretty close to the look I want for a documentary I'm going to make on the state of Read more

Cheap way to do camera crane shots and "flying" for video - Old boom pole + Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal

I've been testing a cheap way to get "crane" shots using a Zhiun Smooth Q Gimbal and a modified Read more

blogging

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

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Excerpt: If you can’t see the video above then read the transcript below. Hello and welcome to Learn 4 Life News on TouchCast. I’m starting a new season of films today for busy teachers. Each week I will look at different aspects of the Edtech and mainstream news, blogs and other social activity online; beginning with a quick look at how various educational bloggers are very skeptical about the use of Edtech in schools. A lot of practising teachers don’t have time for technology in their classrooms – only one thing has to go wrong, and in this increasingly time-efficient world, that’s one time…

Learn 4 Life – the way forward – Vlog – week 1

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This autumn I’m devoting less time to research about making filmed media and more to actually making the content itself. This is my first Vlog about why the process stalled in the past and what you can expect from the new season of Learn 4 Life. Anyone interested in helping to make content please do get in touch by clicking on the word “contact” there on the left. Comments appreciated. Audio only https://soundcloud.com/l4lnews/learn-4-life-the-new-season-audio?in=l4lnews/sets/l4l-news-autumn-season-2015

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…

L4LTV Programme Notes – 14th Dec 2013

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

L4L Programme Notes 14:12:2014

If you cannot see the above document then please go to : http://www.scribd.com/doc/191419887/L4L-Programme-Notes-14-12-2014 The programme is live streamed tonight at 9 pm GMT at: https://new.livestream.com/L4L/L4LTV and will be archived at the web address below 2 hours later: http://tv.L4L.co.uk

Why making your own media is more important than watching others’

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, blogging, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, informal learning, Learning Design, Learning Platform, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, teachmeet, vblog, video, video streaming, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Why making your own media is more important than watching others’

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I have lived the past 30 years of my life without a TV. I rarely watch mainstream TV in “real time” unless at a friend’s or relative’s house by default. I gave it up as a habit I could do without, one week in 1979, when I realised I could read through the whole transcript of John Pilger’s ‘Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia’ in a fifth of the time I took to view it on TV. It is still an incredibly powerful piece of reporting: Year Zero: The Silent Death of…

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