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

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

A Modest Proposal

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Multimedia Resources by Teacher Communities Here is a modest proposal I’m making to DFE and the Chartered College of Teaching. If you don’t want to look at the video there’s a timed transcript here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/li6lhhehgbj9lra/A%20Modest%20Proposal%20-%20Transcript.pdf?dl=0 If you want to see the highlights of the talk then read the TimeStamped comments under the video on YouTube. This is an example of what is possible with multimedia… Twitter discussion here:

Some advice for Teachers new to Twitter in the new term

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Excerpt: Everyone seems to be writing a blog on different aspects of advice for new teachers. Here’s some for a teacher starting on Twitter for the first time at the beginning of term. 1) Actively time your use of Twitter – use https://tomato-timer.com/ – be disciplined 2) Learn to use Twitter’s Advanced Search – https://twitter.com/search-advanced?lang=en – put in keywords at first; https://twitter.com/search-advanced?lang=en 3) Find out the best hashtag # chats where teachers are sharing resources and/or discussing information relevant to your key stage 3) Put people into lists you have created – compile a list of blogs that are useful to your professional…

Getting ready to launch a Twitter broadcast season

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Excerpt: BUILDING A STUDIO Over the last few months and years I’ve been testing and building a small TV studio to be able to do live and recorded broadcasts from my flat (or anywhere else for that matter!). I did have some success with the first iteration a few years back, but since then, personal family matters have kept me from taking things further. However, in the past few months I’ve built on that success and have been researching and testing how to push out content quickly and easily to people’s phones. I’ve been researching MOJO (MObile JOurnalism) kit and workflows and…

Update on Professional Video Streaming through Twitter

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This morning I finally cracked it. Good Video and superb audio with camera switching. I have been working on this for years and years! Definitely on course to broadcast out of Twitter by the end of the month. I know I’ve said this again and again but all the elements had to be in place to get the best sound/ picture/ stream through the medium of twitter out onto a phone. Here is my last public test before going live later this month.

Video livestreaming through Wirecast to Persicope and out to Twitter

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Excerpt: After a 7 month break, I’ve been working on being able to make quick video posts out through Twitter via Persicope generated by Wirecast software. Test Broadcast https://t.co/mQ93DS4KP3— Leon Cych (@eyebeams) July 22, 2017 I have spent the last few days learning to configure a hardware switching box to make the whole process easier. I’m indebted to John at the Here to Record YouTube Channel who adapted the original code for the Korg nanoKONTROL midi controller from Mark at TTFN. I can see this making my life a lot easier. Now for the autocue and other bits of paraphernalia to make the…