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 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

Curriculum

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”…

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.    

Interview with Debra Kidd – Audio Version – 06-11-2014

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Interview with Debra Kidd at RSA about her book Teaching: Notes from the Front Line – 06/11/201   If you can’t see the widgit on your device above go to the direct link here:   https://soundcloud.com/l4lnews/debra-kidd-interview-at-rsa-06112014?in=l4lnews/sets/l4lnews-podcasts

Video review/demonstration of Alan Peat’s iVisualiser App for iPad

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, Computer Science, Computing at School, Continual Professional Development, CPD, Curriculum, Digital Makers, Digital Media | Comments Off on Video review/demonstration of Alan Peat’s iVisualiser App for iPad

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Excerpt:

if you can’t see the vimeo film above please click here. I rarely review kit these days but this does seem useful – it also gives me a chance to show off how to combine computers/ apps to do flipped training that’s effective, short and does the job with as few frills as possible. I would like to point out I have no connection with Alan Peat or am being paid to do this – I bought, downloaded and reviewed the app myself for no monetary gain. Computers are merely tools – if someone comes up with a smart tool…

Interview with Debra Kidd for Learn 4 Life

Posted on by leoncych in Academies, advisory, Continual Professional Development, Curriculum, Educational Change, informal learning | Comments Off on Interview with Debra Kidd for Learn 4 Life

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Excerpt: Before any broughaha about Debra Kidd’s book, Teaching: notes from the front line, emerged over half-term, I had requested a review copy for this interview. I am also a FRSA so I am interested in the ongoing Schools with Soul activity in the organisation at present. The social media, ‘storm in an eggcup’, in response to an Academies Week review that followed, seems to have coloured a few people’s perceptions of what the message in the book actually is, or if it is, indeed, worth reading. I hope this filmed and audio interview gives a little more context and insight. To…