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 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

Outside the wire – why you should use Twitter – interview with the amazing Drew Buddie

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Excerpt: Photo attribution Mr Ush AKA Ian Usher on Flickr CC Why you should use Twitter I have just interviewed Drew Buddie (AKA digitalmaverik on Twitter) about his escapades with Twitter over the weekend at the Isle of Wight Conference. He also talks about his involvement at the e-competent tutor meeting today. Twitter at the Isle of Wight Conference 2008 First off I have to say that I wasn’t at either event but I did talk with Joe Dale at the Isle of Wight Conference on MFL over FlashMeeting. The buzz at the meeting was nothing I had ever experienced before – Joe had…

Outside the Wire – the success of informal learning spaces in the community

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Excerpt: Digital Culture is with us now Which one is real? – Click to play The informal use of Social Media outside schools can be a very strong driver for change in learning. I want to give concrete examples of how our culture is changing in this area. All involve the spread of what Josie Fraser called in her recent SocialTech blog – Digital Literacy. Mirror Worlds as effective informal learning spaces In the previous post, I covered the Virtual Worlds Conference in London last week and the emergence of ‘ad hoc’, informal ways people met up to do business. On the night before…

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Outside the Wire – Virtual Worlds London – doing things differently

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Excerpt: Click to play Virtual Worlds London I was at the Virtual Worlds Conference in London. Unlike at the time of the last post, I was at this conference physically, in real life, not attending the talks, but interviewing the exibitors about the Virtual Worlds and services they were providing. I was there to do two things – the first was to report on the state-of-play about the use of Virtual Worlds in education and the second to network and try out a proof-of-concept experiment binding several technologies together that could be used in schools and colleges. Photo attribution to epredator CC some rights reserved…

Outside the Wire – passing notes in class – how interconnectedness is speeding things up

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Excerpt: Photo attribution TKCS on Flickr CC some rights reserved licence. As an example of what I mean by mindset and informal learning in the previous post, I’m going to give a few examples in a series of articles on how people are joining up to create new and exciting practice and spaces in and outside education like never before. Informal/ Formal Real Life and Virtual Connections Practitioners are now connected by several informal networks that enable them to share resources at a blistering speed and to distill and innovate what they do in highly interactive ways; and the ways they are joining up…

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What we need now is a new mindset for education

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Excerpt: Photo attribution BitBoy on Flickr CC licence I have just been reading Josie Fraser’s amazing post called Notes Towards Digital Literacy over at SocialTech. As she so succinctly puts it: “However, while it is a critical area of development and resourcing, e-safety alone is not enough. To regard it as anything except a critical element within a wider digital literacy framework, and to attempt to teach it alongside an antiquated, generally programme-specific ICT education is to short change our learners, and to fail to recognise the technological, social and economic shifts that have take place globally. To not integrate and model good…