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

All that glisters - from the archive...

Three years ago I made 3 online TV programmes about the innovative use of technology in schools. This was a Read more

Last Test before launching the new Video Ed Channel

People who follow this blog regularly will know I frequently post tests from the audio/ video kit I own Read more

BAFTA Young Games Designer Competition at BETT 2017

Another quick Ad Hoc interview with the more interesting smaller stands at #BETT2017. This time with Melissa Phillips of Read more


Another of one of my ad hoc interviews at BETT 2017 - this time with Georgette Yakman at STEAM Read more

BETT 2017 - Globalism

This is the first of several quick and easy to digest video reports as part of the L4L News Read more

BETT 2017

I am filming at BETT this year. I am wearing several hats. One is that of filmaker for various commercial Read more

Finally ready for Monthly Broadcasts

I have been working on a small, home mini-studio for video recording for some years now. I want to be Read more

Michaela - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers Audio on Soundcloud

I recently did a live-streaming job at Michaela Community School - as well as the liveStream and HD Video, Read more

theEDfiles Podcast

I have been heavily involved in launching a new "general" podcast for UK education. It's called theEDFiles and you Read more

Interview with Nina Garforth of Simica – Kowari

Posted on by leoncych in Early Years, Foundation, Innovation, KS1, KS2, Learning Platforms, podcasting, Primary, Special Needs, VLE | Comments Off on Interview with Nina Garforth of Simica – Kowari

Nearing the very end of BETT - in the last half an hour I came upon an Early Years Learning Platform.Nina Garforth, and her assistants Abigail Wells and Heather McDougall, gave me a whistlestop tour of the product. It's fairly unique in that it is for the Primary School and, as you can see, even a 3 year old can send an email! KOWARI has also had a lot of interest from special needs teachers. If you want a simple and very clear VLE for younger children then this is it.

Interview with Doug Dickinson – Podium Podcasting

Posted on by leoncych in advisory, BETT 2007, Innovation, podcasting | Comments Off on Interview with Doug Dickinson – Podium Podcasting

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Excerpt: Click to Play Doug Dickinson has a wealth of experience in the ICT community over many years. Here is one good reason why commercial firms need a consultant like him to come up with the idea for this – Podium from Softease is so simple, practical and easy to understand you know at once it will be perfect for use in the classroom.Podcasting is the buzzword of the moment and in this short interview and demonstration, Doug shows one particular feature of Podium which I think is outstanding:the ability to colour code text script to sound files and edit them on…


Interview with Dan Sutch – Researcher at Futurelab

Posted on by leoncych in BETT 2007, BSF, Futurelab, Innovation, mediascapes, mobile, pedagogy | Comments Off on Interview with Dan Sutch – Researcher at Futurelab

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Excerpt: Click to Play I talked with Dan Sutch to see some of the latest projects and developments from Futurelab. As usual we could have talked all afternoon and it was late on the Saturday after a long show and Dan highlighted two projects involving mobile devices: Fizzees – (Physical Electronic Energisers) is a prototype project that enables young people to care for a ‘digital pet’ through their own physical actions. In order to nurture their digital pet, keep it healthy and grow, young people must themselves act in physically healthy ways. and Createascape – Dan talks about the concept of Mediascapes which are…


EPICT – Pedagogical Training

Posted on by leoncych in pedagogy, training | Comments Off on EPICT – Pedagogical Training

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Excerpt: Click to Play We interviewed Margaret Wallace and Paul Mathews about EPICT and the unique place it has on the ICT training map.The emphasis is not on skills but pedagogy and it is highly embedded in practice in schools in the UK. It has a proven track record since 2000 and is one of the options headteachers should consider post SLICT training for their staff to embed good use of pedagogy using ICT within the curriculum.Its unique emphasis on how to use best pedagogical practice and embed it into the school, via the use of facilitators and in-house or external training…


Interview with Chris Byers – founder of EduGeek

Posted on by leoncych in IT support, Peer to Peer | 1 Comment

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Excerpt: Click to Play Chris Byers talks about the phenomenal success of the IT support technician service EduGeek and his plans for a EduGeek 2.0 version after BETT. EduGeek is a peer to peer, independent free service for ed tech – it has had a phenomenal growth in the last year. If your IT support staff have a problem then this is the place to go. In fact education is unique in throwing up particular challenges to staff they will probably never meet elsewhere including commerce so if you have a techie role in industry it might be a good idea to pop…