Russell was asked by Prof. Adrian Oldknow and Prof. Carol Knights to write chapter 12 - Home & School, Bridging the Gap. The title draws on the expertise of a wide range of contributors from across the globe. It is thought provoking and challenging and covers a diverse range of ICT. ISBN 978-4411-8472. Other writers include Vanessa Pittard, Don Passey, Andy Kemp and David Wright, this book isn't for the faint hearted!
Professor David Buckingham's book Beyond Technology has just been published in Kindle format. Here's another chance to read about Russell's long history with BETT as David describes the day he visited the show and spotted Russell on lots of stands wearing different bow-ties and braces on each stand. Ah, those were the days.
Russell is an independent ICT Evangelist and Broadcaster. Using live demonstrations Russell looks at new and existing technologies and suggests new ways that colleagues can take advantage of these in their subject teaching in the C21st. Russell also provides strategic ICT thinking to a number of key UK education players. He is involved in several action based research projects and is passionate about educational ICT.
Nine years ago Russell embarked upon a research project to find and identify some new, quick and easy wins for creative and collaborative uses of ICT for learners and educators. He looked at many technologies and could already see a gap developing between speaking and listening and writing skills. Learners were also showing signs of increased levels of boredom and reluctant and disengaged learners were being recognised. In 2005 Russell had already started making podcasts for his audience of Educators so that they could listen to advice and guidance about new technology. He thought that something along these lines would be good to do with young people but it had to be live and as you know podcasts are anything but live. Live is exciting, live is risky and later Russell discovered, live is easier to do! Doing a live podcast on the Internet as a Radio Show with some children seemed like the right thing to try next. Russell tried lots of different equipment looking for the perfect solution, he even reconfigured other people's broadcasting equipment to broadcast live on the internet, but couldn't find anything easy to use with disaffected learners.
In September 2008, Russell started broadcasting a live Radio Show each month to educators about Learning & Teaching in the C21st and started Anderton Tiger Radio. He also runs Live Radio Workshops in schools and colleges so that learners can experience the thrill and excitement of producing a live radio show. For more about Russell’s live radio shows and to listen again to any of his broadcasts please visit www.SoundCloud.com/RussellPrue In September 2009, Russell brought a new radio station system to the market. The Anderton Tiger Broadcaster is packed with technology to make broadcasting easy. Russell often has his radio studio with him and colleagues get to see how by using this equipment they can engage reluctant writers, stretch more able students and engage with learners of all ages and abilities. Russell often talks about creative problem solving and vital survival skills for the C21st and the ability to collaborate to make a live radio show is a brilliant way of developing these skills. The DfE talks about these as "Multidisciplinary" skills.
In May 2011, Russell brought his second broadcasting product to the market, The Anderton Tiger Desktop. It is no accident that this turnkey radio station is the cheapest digital turnkey school radio station in the World. It has been well received and has the highest best of class 5 star rating on the independent website Innovate My School - Desktop School Radio.
For BETT 2012 - Russell came up with the brilliant idea of creating a live BETT Radio station to compliment the existing BETT Show activities. The total overall listener numbers across all the podcasts and live shows topped 100,000, thank you for listening.
For Safer Internet Day - Russell suggested celebrating the International event with a live 12 hour Internet Radio Show, in 2013 the show was extended to include Australia and America and ran for 15 hours. Live listeners numbers have exceeded 40 million with the help of the BBC World Service and the shows have been heard in 120 countries.
In July 2013 - Russell created EICE - Manchester Radio to partner alongside the Education Innovation Conference taking place in Manchester Central on 27th and 28th February 2014. The channel will broadcast live at the event and in the months approaching the conference. The first broadcast was on 2nd October 2013 and you can visit the studio at EICE on stand G28. More details about the event and to book your free ticket and seminar schedule please visit www.EducationInnovation.com You can also listen to any of Russell's EICE Radio Shows here. https://soundcloud.com/russellprue/sets/eice-manchester-radio
Autumn Term 2013 - The Anderton Tiger HUB was launched, Russell had been working on the project over the summer after being asked by Headteachers for a radio broadcasting product costing under £3,000.
For BETT 2014 - Russell created Toshiba Radio - broadcasting a preview taster show and live from the Toshiba Stand C140 everyday during the BETT Show. Guests included Sir Bob Geldof, Jonny Ball, Lord Jim Knight and Richard Gerver amongst many others. Listen again to the series of shows on our SoundCloud site. https://soundcloud.com/russellprue/sets/toshiba-radio
The Sunday Times Education Festival - appointed Anderton Tiger Radio and Russell the official Radio Broadcaster of the festival. We produced a series of live shows for the event and broadcast from Wellington College during the two day conference. Find out more at www.FestivalofEducation.com
For BETT 2015/6 - Russell was asked back to host Toshiba Radio again, this year Sir Bob asked to come back onto the show and we welcomed River Monsters host Jeremy Wade too. You can listen to our highlights at https://soundcloud.com/russellprue/sets/bett-2015-toshiba-radio
For SID2016 - Russell created a three and a half hour live e-Cadet Radio that was broadcast from Chichester High School (Tim Peake's Secondary School) You can listen to the show again here https://soundcloud.com/russellprue/ecadet-schools-sid2016
For BETT 2017 - Russell is working with Net Support Software the leading provider of network management software to provide their own POP-UP Live Radio Station for BETT, NetSupport Radio. Russell will be broadcasting live at 4pm during each day of BETT and you can tune in LIVE or listen again to any of the shows here www.NetSupportSoftware.com/Radio
For GESS 2017 - The second biggest Education Technology event in the World, Russell was invited to again provide a POP-UP Live Radio Station for the event. Shipping a full OB Studio to The World Trade Centre in Dubai is no easy task. Working with the good folks at Net Support Software the leading provider of network management software, Russell is broadcasting live from 14th March to 16th March each day at 3pm local time, that's 11am GMT. You can tune in LIVE or listen again to any of the shows here www.NetSupportSoftware.com/Radio
Founding Director Anderton Tiger Broadcasting Systems Ltd
Founding Partner Anderton Tiger LLP
OB Exhibition Events Presenter BBC (Learning & Factual)
Curriculum Online Evangelist - DfES
Chief Product Evangelist Research Machines plc
Russell joined a major PC manufacturer and education supplier in 1985. He developed his audience and presentation skills whilst entertaining and amusing education audiences with technology demonstrations. He left his employer in 2002 to develop his own business and to continue speaking about the benefits of using ICT in learning and teaching. He has a thorough working knowledge of computing, and regularly predicts future developments in technology.
Russell has presented to HM The Queen, members of the Royal Family, Heads of State and Ministers from the UK. He is well reported and enjoys a high profile as the best known ICT Evangelist in the UK. There is always time in Russell’s sessions for some hands-on experience of these new technologies and colleagues are urged to engage, dance, explore and broadcast where possible. Russell’s presentations address the issues and explore new technologies in education and business in a lively, unique and highly entertaining fashion.
Enquire about Russell's availability on 0845 838 5150 (BT Lo-Call Rate) or 0203 479 5258 (standard national rate)
Dr Michael Ungar - talking to Russell about resilience, Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University, Canada HERE
Dr Paul Bernal's full interview with Russell HERE
Russell's FREE guide on how to start a FREE radio station HERE Welsh version available HERE
Listen to Russell's archive of radio shows and student workshops at www.SoundCloud.com/RussellPrue
Help Protect Young People on the Internet with Radio HERE