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

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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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…

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