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 test 1

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

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

Vodcasting from inside Second Life

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Excerpt: The new Hoprizon Report under it’s Technologies to Watch Section states : Virtual Worlds. Customized settings that mirror the real world—or diverge wildly from it—present the chance to collaborate, explore, role-play, and experience other situations in a safe but compelling way. These spaces offer opportunities for education that are almost limitless, bound only by our ability to imagine and create them. Campuses, businesses, and other organizations increasingly have a presence in the virtual world, and the trend is likely to take off in a way that will echo the rise of the web in the mid-1990s. It also reckons that there is…

Interview with Ian Lynch about INGOTS

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Excerpt:  This month I talked to Ian Lynch about the INGOTS qualification given accreditation status by the QCA. INGOTs are International Grades in Open Technologies. They are a coherent set of certificates providing a progression route from complete beginner with learning disabilities to the level of secondary school leavers. They are designed to support international and social inclusion and to reflect contemporary learning through participation in on-line communities. What is unique about INGOTS is that they are to do with competencies and can be started by children as young as 5. At the higher levels pupils are encouraged to engage socially in…

let’s talk about txt conference – Leeds Uni – March 2007

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Learn 4 Life recently covered the 'let's talk about txt conference at the School of Music in Leeds university.' This was europe's very first conference on using txt in education and was hosted by edutxt.
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Online Teacher Social Networking and CPD

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Lead Presentation: Mark Berthelemy, Learning Solutions Architect, Capita Learning and Development Online social networking tools have the potential to support reflective and collaborative CPD both within and across schools and local authorities. This session will examine what’s possible, raise a number of issues and suggest ways in which using such tools can become an integrated part of your CPD approach. Filmed on behalf of Naace.

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Innovative Approaches to ICT CPD

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John Cuthell, Director Research and Implementation MirandaNet Fellowship and Dai Thomas, Director of ICT at Warden Park Specialist School and Mirandanet Fellow This theme will explore a number of approaches to ICT CPD and evaluate their effectiveness in terms of school improvement, pedagogical change and learning for both pupils and teachers. Examples will be drawn from a number of projects that have examined the affordances provided by new technologies, and ways in which these have been used to promote personal and institutional transformation in learning.

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