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 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

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…

How to use Twitter’s Moments as a personal newsfeed

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Excerpt: Twitter has just turned on the ability for every user to create their own “Moments” feeds on desktop computers. If you go to your Twitter on a PC and look at your home page you should see the new “Moments” option in the menu. Depending on how it is rolled out you might have to wait a while until you can create one but eventually the ability to post tweets to a stream shows up when you click on your picture on the desktop version (at the time of writing this isn’t possible on mobile). From there you are taken to…

High Quality Streaming to FaceBook live

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Excerpt: With the ability to stream to FaceBook Live comes the opportunity to reach a much bigger audience. I am a bit obsessed with getting really good quality streams for education so I’ve been experimenting over the last few weeks with streaming live to FaceBook. I have an expensive copy of WireCast but I am really waiting for the new MacBook Pros to come out so I can use it in a more portable environment. This setup enables me to have the ability to stream out a very high quality camera and audio for interviews and coverage of events. I can switch in videos…

Birth of Video on the Internet

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Excerpt: In 1994, 22 years ago, my son was born; that year also coincided with the stirrings of the World Wide Web. In those dark days of the mid 90’s – I had only 1 day off for my son’s birth – the day of the birth. It was a home delivery. I remember it well; I spent the morning duck taping plastic sheeting to the floor; it was needed as was the bucket for the placenta. I helped deliver him and cut the cord. The school had Ofsted that day and I had a wry smile knowing what I’d…