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

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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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…

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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…

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Interview with Chris Byers – founder of EduGeek

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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…

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Interview with Charles Worth – Infomapper

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Charles Worth of WebBased Ltd talks about Infomapper – the mapping resource that grew out from a LA based resource to the Web 2.0 site it is now. Charles talks us through the site and it’s free and paid for features.

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