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 - '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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.