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

BETT 2017

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Excerpt: I am filming at BETT this year. I am wearing several hats. One is that of filmaker for various commercial firms. Another is scouting out the interesting and non-mainstream activity that goes on around the (increasingly) global aspect of the technology show. I like to give a showcase to those smaller organisations and individuals who are trying to make a difference, in their own way, with technology in education. One such person is Zoe Ross. She has built a website resource that gives pupils practical tools they can use to look after their own wellbeing and encourages conversations between teachers, parents and children…

Finally ready for Monthly Broadcasts

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Excerpt: I have been working on a small, home mini-studio for video recording for some years now. I want to be able to establish a monthly current affairs education channel but a lot of obstacles have got in the way over the last few months. Here is one of the last tests I’m doing before launch in a few weeks. All the equipment I’m using – the teleprompter and other gear I’ll highlight in future videos but for now I’m happy to go ahead. All that’s left is to write the scripts. I will be live streaming these recorded sessions on a regular…

Michaela – Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers Audio on Soundcloud

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I recently did a live-streaming job at Michaela Community School – as well as the liveStream and HD Video, I also put up the audio in a playlist – see below:

theEDfiles Podcast

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Excerpt: I have been heavily involved in launching a new “general” podcast for UK education. It’s called theEDFiles and you can listen to it in the player below. I’m co-hosting this with my colleague Alex Weatherall – a science teacher from York. So far we’ve had over 300 downloads in 24 hours so it seems to be hit with the education community. Each show will be themed and will include education, news, views, reviews and interviews with key people in education. Give it a listen – it’s perfect if you are commuting to work or are involved in menial tasks or even…

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…