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 - '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

#TMLondon – Amajd Ali intro – Jaz Ampaw-Farr Presentation

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Another amazing presentation at #TMLondon from Jaz Ampaw-Farr.

TeachMeet London – Ross McGill’s Intro and QK Students

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I am putting up selections from TeachMeet London so people can see how high quality the presentations were. First up today is @TeacherToolkit‘s intro to the Teachmeet and the Quinten Kynaston pupils who are a credit to the school. Enjoy

TeachMeet London

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#TMLondon 1st half below I will start to put up highlights tomorrow but for now see the Head Girl’s speech at QK at around 12:41 minutes in. (hold your cursor above the timeline and click on the right time or click and drag to get to the time you want.) #TMLondon 2nd half below You can scrub through the films to the time you want.

DeepGram. AI and Deep learning for speech recognition and Transcription services.

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Excerpt: The Californian company DeepGram is a Web audio search tool that lets you browse and index audio and video files for key words. DeepGram uses AI and deep learning to perform speech recognition and also has a mechanism for automatic speech-to-text transcription. The better your recording, the more precise the search – just type the word in and it jumps to all the places where that word is spoken. This 30-minute interview with Donald Clark about Virtual Reality in Education was amazingly good at picking up every instance of Education in the file. It wasn’t that great at transcription but I can see that…

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”…