Pre-filming test 1

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

All that glisters - from the archive...

Three years ago I made 3 online TV programmes about the innovative use of technology in schools. This was a Read more

Last Test before launching the new Video Ed Channel

People who follow this blog regularly will know I frequently post tests from the audio/ video kit I own Read more

BAFTA Young Games Designer Competition at BETT 2017

Another quick Ad Hoc interview with the more interesting smaller stands at #BETT2017. This time with Melissa Phillips of Read more

STEAM EDUCATION at BETT 2017

Another of one of my ad hoc interviews at BETT 2017 - this time with Georgette Yakman at STEAM Read more

BETT 2017 - Globalism

This is the first of several quick and easy to digest video reports as part of the L4L News Read more

BETT 2017

I am filming at BETT this year. I am wearing several hats. One is that of filmaker for various commercial Read more

Finally ready for Monthly Broadcasts

I have been working on a small, home mini-studio for video recording for some years now. I want to be Read more

Michaela - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers Audio on Soundcloud

I recently did a live-streaming job at Michaela Community School - as well as the liveStream and HD Video, Read more

distributed networking

The resurgence of VR – will this be a reality in 5 years?

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Adult Learning, advisory, Computing at School, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Innovation, Peer to Peer, teachmeet, training, video, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off on The resurgence of VR – will this be a reality in 5 years?

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Excerpt: What you see here, above, is a “Virtual” Conference environment I built in 2009 on the  Second Life platform. It was used regularly and it performed pretty well. The idea was to supply conference facilities for teachers who would come in as Avatars – i.e. people in Virtual personas. The screens could show powerpoints – the giant TVs could show video on-demand.  Wherever you sat in the environment you had a perfect view of the screen or avatar that was talking at any one point. Your avatar could sit in one of those pods and share documents and files with anyone in the “virtual”…

Jobs that don’t yet exist

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, art, Digital Makers, distributed networking, Educational Change | Comments Off on Jobs that don’t yet exist

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Excerpt: Jobs that don’t yet exist Click here for the tl:dr video interviews That’s the phrase some people like to use as shorthand for ‘The Future’ in education. It often prefaces a justification for moving schooling away from more traditional “knowledge based” models to increasingly progressive ideals where soft skills, personalisation and project based learning hold sway. Traditionalists would counter as Andrew Smith did in his blog 1 on the subject that this is a myth and even if true in some cases, the jobs aren’t that many and there are many traditional jobs that are not going away any time soon. However…

Brief look at the iRig Pro Duo

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, Digital Literacy, distributed networking, teachmeet, TeachMeet TV, vblog, video | Comments Off on Brief look at the iRig Pro Duo

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Excerpt: I am constantly looking to find the smallest portable piece of kit that will give the best possible sound quality to put into an iPhone/ iPad for filming and audio recording. The iRig Pro DUO just landed in the UK and here’s a quick test straight into my iPhone 6+ through Filmic Pro. I’ll be using this setup for high quality Periscope interviews. Previously I used the Roland Duo-Capture Ex but I found the number of “switching” variables on that to be a bit fiddly. The iRig Pro Duo is pretty plug and play and has fewer options to get wrong…

Textbooks – are they the answer? #L4L_News 14-11-2014

Posted on by leoncych in Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Makers, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, textbooks | Comments Off on 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 working so here they are: https://twitter.com/miss_mcinerney/status/536466571322208256 and the #textbookscount hashtag here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/textbookscount The non-interactive version is here All the links and more are mentioned in this Bit.ly Bundle link here if you prefer text: https://bitly.com/bundles/eyebeams/1b I will be adding to the URL aggregator above as the debate develops. Update November 2015. It seems Bitly have sunsetted the bundles feature unfortunately.    

Resources and advice for #NQTs Sept 2014

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, CPD, Curriculum, distributed networking, teaching | Comments Off on Resources and advice for #NQTs Sept 2014

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Excerpt: Image under Creative Commons by-nc-sa licence With the new school year I am cranking up the L4Lnews podcast once again. The first audio podcast of the new academic year in the UK is devoted to a few pointers to resources and advice for NQTs. As I say in the podcast, my first NQT year was a bit of nightmare – I would hope support systems are in place that are so much better now if similar things were to happen. Even if your first year is a dream ticket I would still encourage you to go online, browse and engage with the various…

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