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

CPD

Maternity and Paternity Teachers can show the way for everyone on workload

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Excerpt: Today I went to the first MTPT forum This is the first MTPT Project-specific forum, aiming to introduce the project to a variety of stakeholders. I helped stream the session led by Emma Shepperd AKA Maternity Teacher or @MaternityCPD on Twitter. You can see part of the inaugural meeting in the embedded tweet with the Periscope stream below. NB It starts 2.03 minutes in – click on the microphone symbol for sound. LIVE on #Periscope: MTPT Forum 24.10 https://t.co/jbhxqOMLtq — Maternity Teacher (@maternityCPD) October 24, 2016 After the session I asked Emma to give a quick overview of the organisation – here’s the film I…

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”…

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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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…

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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