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

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Learn 4 Life News and Comment 08-11-2012

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, Computer Science, Computing at School, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, Educational Change, informal learning, Innovation, IT support, Learning Tools, News, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Special Needs, teachmeet, twitter, video | Comments Off on Learn 4 Life News and Comment 08-11-2012

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Today’s news points to four TeachMeets this week; several excellent practitioners; a few SEN resources and why has the DfE not published any minutes for 13 months? Audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1047124-learn-4-life-news-08-11-2012 Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cFj1q1IK5c Text http://licorize.com/projects/3yebeams/L4Lnews08-11-2012

Equipment to make professional videos for your school or ITT institution

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Adult Learning, advisory, Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, Handheld Learning, HE, informal learning, Innovation, IT support, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, mobile, mobile learning, Peer to Peer, training, vblog, video, video streaming, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Equipment to make professional videos for your school or ITT institution

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Excerpt: Photo credit Maz.nu on Flickr This year I have been looking at using solutions to help make “professional standard” videos for release on the web and digital TV. As part of a technical roundup this year I thought I might showcase a few pieces of equipment I use and that may prove useful in a school to make professional grade videos but they could be of interest to anyone who wants to start thinking about making digital content for themselves. Bear in mind I am not talking about quick and dirty “process” video techniques as outlined by Tom Barrett’s excellent crowdsourced…

L4L TV Comes of Age

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, advisory, blogging, Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, informal learning, Innovation, IT support, Learning Content, Learning Platform, Learning Tools, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, open source, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting, teachmeet, training, video, video streaming, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on L4L TV Comes of Age

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Excerpt: I have filmed so many conversations at BETT2011 that I have decided to put up a dedicated TV channel to the content. Of course there is so much content it will take me weeks to get it out. So I have decided to devote an area of this site to the films and live video feeds as they happen over the year. I do so many of them now I feel all those marvellous conversations would be wasted if there wasn’t a smart way to put the information up in manageable packets. So here’s a quick preview of the service I’m going…

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…

Desktop Broadcasting of Second Life with TwitCam – “Inside Broadcasting”

Posted on by leoncych in Adult Learning, BECTA, CLC, conferences, Continual Professional Development, control, Digital Literacy, Digital Media, distributed networking, Educational Change, FE, informal learning, Innovation, IT support, mediascapes, Mediated Reality, metaverse, MUVE, pedagogy, Peer to Peer, Personalised Learning, podcasting, Second Life, training, twitter, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Desktop Broadcasting of Second Life with TwitCam – “Inside Broadcasting”

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Excerpt: Here’s another first from Learn 4 Life. Using Twitcam to Broadcast out Second Life from your desktop. Simple blocky but effective if you use a tripod and don’t move your avatar around too fast. In this broadcast I even managed to stream in a video into Second Life on a media player. The sound is superb but the video being shown comes across as stills but then my broadband connection can only take so much through my Mac. Oh an I forgot to add I was also talking to Chris Smith @shamblesguru on Skype as well on voice – go and play….