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

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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The Impact of ICT on Whole School Improvement – Naace conference

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This was filmed on behalf of Naace for the Torquay Strategic Conference. Cathy Morgan, HMI, Ofsted Using the findings from ICT inspections and surveys undertaken by HMI during 2005/6, this session will highlight how effective use of ICT can make a positive difference to the quality of teaching, learning and management in schools.

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14-19 Curriculum Review, Impact on the Offer and Learner Choice

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Margaret Wright, Adviser for ICT, QCA The Education and Skills white papers proposed reviews of the ICT curriculum and ICT general qualifications in schools, including GCSE and GCE A Level. In addition, two new qualifications were proposed, one for functional skills in ICT and another, the specialised diploma in ICT. These changes are due for implementation in 2008 and 2009. This session will explore the curriculum and qualifications proposals and prompt thinking about what they might mean for the learner.

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Naace conference – Effective models for ICT CPD

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Tim Tarrant, head of ICT Team, TDA; Georgina Stein, Canterbury Christ Church University; Margaret Baxter, Teacher ICT Tea Member and AST at Eccleston lane Ends Primry School and Outreach worker delivering Hands on Support for St Helens LA; Joe Goodwin, Vice Principal, Greensward College and Sarah Neild, Teacher, ICT Coordinator and AST at Birchley St Mary’s Catholic primary School and Outreach worker delivering Hands on Support for St Helens LA.

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Interview with Nina Garforth of Simica – Kowari

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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.
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