Interview with Girls Who Code community partnerships manager Jackson Thomas

I only film new, non-profit, innovative, worthwhile organisations at BETT/the Education Show each year. Finding them is like looking Read more

Interview with Mitch Resnick - MIT Media Lab - about Scratch 3.0 at BETT 2019

I walked into the Press enclosure at Bett 2019 and bumped into Mitch Resnick. He kindly agreed to do Read more

Filming at BETT 2019

This is probably my last year filming at BETT 2019. In order to get good interviews on the fly Read more

The English Curriculum 2019

Well - I lasted six months and I'm back. The latter half of this year has been devoted to Read more

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

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.

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.


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.